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spiced autumn harvest simmering potpourri

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Recipe by
Family Favorites
Not Far From Green Bay, WI

Fall is in the air and the holidays just around the corner. Add a welcoming touch of fresh citrus, cinnamon, cloves and bay with this wonderful, simmering spice blend. My favorite!

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For spiced autumn harvest simmering potpourri

  • 3-4 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole bay leaves
  • 3-4 tb. whole cloves
  • 1/2 orange, sliced in rounds
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced in rounds
  • 4 cups of water

How To Make spiced autumn harvest simmering potpourri

  • 1
    Place all ingredients in medium saucepan on stove top or in a small (2 qt.) crockpot. Set to a very low simmer. Add water as it evaporates to prevent scorching. At the end of the day, simply place in fridge until morning. ( I prefer the 2 qt. crockpot. They are very inexpensive to pick up at your favorite discount store.)
  • 2
    Please feel free to make this your own blend. You can also add fresh cranberries, apple slices, star anise... almost anything. I have a friend who adds a small sprig of evergreen or pine, although I've never tried this. (Use an old pot or a crockpot just for potpourri use if using pine.)