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Christmas Potpourri

close up shot of christmas potpourri
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 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Other
Cuisine American
Calories 275 kcal


  • 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


  • 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


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.


Sodium: 107mgCalcium: 263mgVitamin C: 143mgVitamin A: 618IUSugar: 31gFiber: 26gPotassium: 667mgCalories: 275kcalSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 1gProtein: 4gCarbohydrates: 73gIron: 2mg