Holiday Spice Potpourri

Holiday Spice Potpourri Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


These smell really good and are pretty simple to make. I like the fact that you can make a batch of them ahead of time and have them ready to use whenever you want to.


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20 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


  • 4
  • 4
  • 1/2 c
    whole cloves
  • 1/2 c
    whole allspice
  • 10
    cinnamon sticks, broken
  • 10
    bay leaves, broken
  • 4 8-oz
    decorared jelly jars, with bands and lids

How to Make Holiday Spice Potpourri


  1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel fruit carefully, removing only the peel, not any of the white pith.
  2. Cut or tear into one inch pieces.
  3. Spread peel on paper towel lined pan.
  4. Place in preheated oven to 175.
  5. Dry in oven for 1 1/2 hours, tossing occasionally.
  6. Peels should be leathery and/or slightly crunchy.
  7. Spread peels on dry paper towels and let air dry for 24 hours.
  8. Combine with remaining ingredients.
  9. Fill jars with mixture, place lids on and screw bands on tightly.

    yield: 3 or 4 half pint jars.
  10. To use:
    Remove lid and leave band on for decoration to fragrance a room. OR put one Tblsp into a jar and fill jar with boiling water to release fragrance.

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About Holiday Spice Potpourri

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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