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Stovetop Potpourri

Christmas Eve Stovetop Potpourri

Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Large Pot


  • 1 Lg. Orange, sliced into 1/8 - 1/4" slices
  • 1 Apple of choice, sliced into 1/8" - 1/4" slices
  • 1-2 cups Fresh cranberries
  • 3-4 Cinnamon sticks
  • 1-2 tsp. Ground cloves, whole if you prefer
  • 1 Vanilla bean pod or 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract (optional)
  • 2-3 Cedar or pine sprigs (optional)


  1. Fill a large Dutch oven or crockpot 2/3rds full with water.

  2. Mix in cloves and vanilla.

  3. Slice an orange and apple and add to the pot.

  4. Add cranberries, cinnamon sticks and cedar or pine springs.

  5. Simmer on the stove at low heat or in a crockpot for 3-4 hours or until your home smells of Christmas!

  6. Remove from heat and cool. Cover and re-simmer on Christmas morning. After two uses, toss potpourri.