whatscookinwednesday The holidays are fast approaching, and it’s time to start collecting ideas for our festive get-togethers!

When you’ve got a crowd, and the weather is cold, there’s just nothing better than a crockpot full of hot mulled apple tea.  Give everybody a cinnamon stick to stir with, and you’ll be able to hear the sighs of contentment all over the house.

Ingredients:

1/2 gallon apple cider                                                                              crockpotpepperjelly

1/2 gallon strong tea

One 5-ounce jar Texas Apple Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

One 2-ounce jar Texas Mandarin Orange Habanero Pepper Jelly

1 sliced lemon

1 sliced orange

1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and sliced

1 tablespoon cloves

1 tablespoon allspice

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1/2 cup brown sugar

What to do:

Put everything in your crockpot, turn it on “low,” and let it simmer for about three hours.  Give everyone a cinnamon stick to stir with.

Texas Pepper Jelly’s Hot Mulled Apple Tea is even better with doughnuts.