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Christmas Potpourri

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Homemade Christmas Potpourri would be a great gift to give this holiday season. Just gather the ingredients and type up a note with the instructions and you have a simple gift that will leave the receiver with an amazingly scented home!
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  1. INGREDIENTS FOR CHRISTMAS POTPOURRI 
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS CHRISTMAS POTPOURRI RECIPE  
  3. STORAGE 
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Our Christmas Potpourri is a diy recipe that makes for a fun holiday activity or the perfect homemade Christmas gift. It’s so easy to make on the stovetop and leaves your home smelling heavenly. Using ingredients like cinnamon, orange, and rosemary gives this potpourri an irresistible scent.

Please note, this is not a drinkable recipe and is to be used as potpourri only. 

Here are a couple of additional recipes to get you into the holiday spirit. Our Gingerbread is the ultimate winter recipe. While this Candy Cane Fudge is an easy and delicious way to incorporate Christmas candy into your desserts. 

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MORE CHRISTMAS RECIPES:
Christmas Fudge | Christmas Crunch


INGREDIENTS FOR CHRISTMAS POTPOURRI 

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You will need: 

  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries (about 1 ½ cups) 
  • 1 large orange, sliced 
  • 3 cinnamon sticks, crushed into large pieces 
  • ½ tbsp whole cloves 
  • ¼ tsp apple pie spice 
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary 
  • 8 cups water 
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SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

Cranberries If you can’t find fresh cranberries you can use frozen cranberries for this recipe. 

Apple Slices: Dried or fresh apple slices can be added to the pot and simmered along with the other ingredients. 

HOW TO MAKE THIS CHRISTMAS POTPOURRI RECIPE  

STEP ONE: Slice the orange into thick slices and crush the cinnamon into large pieces.

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STEP TWO: Add all of your ingredients to a large pot over low heat on the stovetop. Stir them to combine. 

PRO TIP: You can bring the potpourri to a boil, but be sure to turn the heat down as soon as it reaches this point. Let simmer for as long as you’d like to release the scent of the ingredients. 

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STEP THREE: Let simmer on low for as long as you’d like. Add more water to the pot as the water level drops. 

PRO TIP: This recipe can also be made in the slow cooker. Simply cook on low for as long as you’d like, adding water as the level drops. 

STORAGE 

IN THE FRIDGE: When finished simmering, allow the potpourri to cool. Then, place it in a container with a li and place in the fridge. When you want to enjoy it again pour some of the mixture into a dish and place it in your desired location. Be sure to get some of the fruit and cinnamon into the dish for a beautiful centerpiece. 

TIP: If you wish to dry some of your potpourri ingredients, such as the cranberries or apples (if included) remove them from the mixture and place them on a baking sheet. Bake at 150 for about 30 minutes. 

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Homemade Christmas Potpourri would be a great gift to give this holiday season. Just gather the ingredients and type up a note with the instructions and you have a simple gift that will leave the receiver with an amazingly scented home! Whether you’re gifting this or making it in your own home it’s sure to be a fun diy holiday activity. 

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Christmas Potpourri

5 from 1 vote
Homemade Christmas Potpourri would be a great gift to give this holiday season. Just gather the ingredients and type up a note with the instructions and you have a simple gift that will leave the receiver with an amazingly scented home!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz fresh cranberries 1.5 cups
  • 1 large orange sliced
  • 3 cinnamon sticks crushed into large pieces
  • 1/2 tbsp whole cloves
  • 1/4 tsp apple pie spice
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 8 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Slice the orange into thick slices and crush the cinnamon into large pieces.
  • In a large pot over low heat on the stovetop add ingredients. Stir to combine.
  • Let simmer on low for as long as you’d like. Add more water to the pot as the wate

Notes

If you can’t find fresh cranberries frozen will also work in this recipe. This recipe can be made in the slow cooker. Cook on low for as long as you’d like. Add more water to the slow cooker as the water level drops.
Substitutions: Dried or fresh apple slices can be added to the pot and simmered along with other ingredients. 
Please note, this is not a drinkable recipe. This recipe is to use as a potpourri only.

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 667mg | Fiber: 26g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 618IU | Vitamin C: 143mg | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Gloria says

    5 stars
    I love this smell – it makes the whole house smell like Christmas! Reminds me of being little at my mom and dad’s house. My mom always did this every year.

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