Christmas Potpourri

Christmas Potpourri | afoodieaffair.com

Let’s face it, it’s not Christmas without those familiar smells. For me its the “Winter” scented candle from Slakin bought at Bath & Body Works, Balsam candles from Yankee Candle, and the smell of simmering cloves, cinnamon and orange. This great potpourri is great for everything winter!

Christmas Potpourri | afoodieaffair.com

I just took some fresh orange and lemon rind and slices and put them on the dehydrate setting on my countertop convection oven, and viola!, I’ve got fresh orange and lemon peels ready for the potpourri! Add some other spices of the season, put them in a spice bag, and simmer on your stove top, and your house will smell like you’ve been baking up a storm!

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Anyone can make this. If you don’t have a dehydrater, just dry overnight. This potpourri is also great for gift giving! I even dehydrate orange slices. I put the potpourri in spice bags, and tie the orange slice with raffia to the bag. You can even use these when gift wrapping!

Christmas Potpourri | afoodieaffair.com

Christmas Potpourri
Author: A Foodie Affair
Ingredients
  • Star Anise
  • Whole Allspice
  • Whole Nutmeg
  • Mulling Spices
  • Orange Peel (fresh dehydrated or store bought)
  • Lemon Peel (fresh dehydrated or store bought)
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Dried Cranberries
Instructions
  1. Blend all together and put in spice bags, to simmer in water on stove top.

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Pam Lanzi
    April 15, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    How far in advance can you make this potpourri? And, can you reuse it or is it for one use only? Thanks! Looking forward to making these!

    Pam

    • Reply
      Sandie
      May 14, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Hi Pam, Put the potpourri in a sealed container, it will last as long as any spice is recommended to last. I would guess 6 months. Mine never stays around long enough to go bad! You’ll love it!

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