There’s just something about the *smells* of the holiday season.
I love simmering various ingredients in a pot when we’re hosting people for the holidays, or even when we’re sitting at home on a Sunday. It relaxes me just thinking about it!
There are SO many variations of simmer pot recipes, and I really think you can’t go wrong. So use this recipe for yourself, or put it in a canning jar and give it as a gift to the people you love!
In this batch, I used:
- dried apples
- ground cinnamon
- cinnamon sticks
- herbal tea bag
- pumpkin pie spice
- whole cloves
- pine branches
I dried the apples myself – I sliced them very thin, placed them on cookie sheets, and baked them for 10 hours at the lowest heat your oven will allow (mine was 170 degrees). I just cut the pine branches from the bottom of my Christmas tree
All you do is place all of the ingredients in a small pot with 2 cups of water (or apple juice), and simmer on low heat for hours!
I decided to make a few of these up and give them as gifts – and I am sharing the printable tag (with instructions) for you to use as well! There’s a choice of 2 different fonts as well.
Get creative with this! Some other ingredients you can use:
- orange peels
- lemon peels
- bay leaves
Have you ever made simmer potpourri? Will you consider giving it as a gift this year?
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