Spiced Wasail Gelatin

Spiced Wasail Gelatin

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A variation of the traditional English Christmas punch. Cook time is refrigeration time.


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50 Min
4 Hr


  • 4 c
    apple cider, pasteurized
  • 1 c
    cranberry juice cocktail
  • 10
    whole cloves
  • 10
    allspice berries, whole
  • 2 stick
    cinnamon (3-inches each)
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/2
    orange, with rind
  • 4 Tbsp
    (4 envelopes) unflavored gelatin powder
  • 1 c
    cold water
  • 3/4 c
    dark rum
  • 2 slice
    orange, studded with 4 cloves each, for garnish

How to Make Spiced Wasail Gelatin


  1. In a saucepan, bring the apple cider, cranberry juice, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, sugar and orange to a boil over high heat. Cover, decrease heat tto low and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain out the spices and squeeze the liquid from the orange half into the juice and discard orange.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water and let sit 2 minutes. Add the juice mixture and stir until gelatin is dissolved.
  3. Stir in the rum. Refrigerate 90 minutes. Spoon into a 7-cup mold. Refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours.
  4. Unmold and garnish with the orange slices. Serve.

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About Spiced Wasail Gelatin

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #Christmas

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