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Christmas Potpourri Recipe with Printables

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I love the smell of a Christmas potpourri recipe during the holidays. The combination of oranges, cranberries and cinnamon sticks is delightful, and makes the home smell festive!

Christmas Potpourri Recipe

Christmas Potpourri Recipe with Printables

This Christmas Potpourri Recipe is super simple and easy to make, using just 5 ingredients and a bit of water.

The only work required is to slice the orange and put the other ingredients in a pot, bring to a simmer, and reduce to low for as long as you’d like to enjoy the fantastic scent.

Your house will smell amazingly warm and inviting!

Even though these smells remind me more of Christmas (hence the title, Christmas Potpourri), I will sometimes start using it as early as Thanksgiving.

There is something about the cooler temperatures and frequent early snow that we usually have here in New England that makes me long for the scent of Christmas Potpourri to make the house feel warmer.

Bring on the holidays!

Christmas Potpourri Recipe

I really love the smell of this Christmas Potpourri, and hope you enjoy it as well.

The printables are great, because often guests will comment that they love the smell and ask for the recipe.

If you have extra ingredients, you can bag them with a printable tag, and send home as a party favor for adult guests.

A nice cellophane bag tied with festive ribbon, would make a nice gift for teachers, bus drivers, hairdressers, friends, neighbors, and anyone else that you’d like to share this with.

The ingredients are readily available during the holiday season at most local supermarkets.

Yield: 1

Christmas Potpourri Recipe with Printables

Christmas Potpourri Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 orange sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Tbsp Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 cups Water

Instructions

Place all contents in a small pot.

Add 3 cups of water and bring to simmer.

Allow contents to simmer on low heat, uncovered, adding additional water as needed.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 49mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 10gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

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These are a few items I find helpful in my own kitchen when preparing this Christmas Potpourri Recipe in my own kitchen:

McCormick Cinnamon Sticks, 8 Ounce (Pack of 1)McCormick Cinnamon Sticks, 8 Ounce (Pack of 1)McCormick Cinnamon Sticks, 8 Ounce (Pack of 1)McCormick Ground Cloves, 0.9 ozMcCormick Ground Cloves, 0.9 ozMcCormick Ground Cloves, 0.9 ozMcCormick Gourmet Organic Ground Nutmeg, 1.81 ozMcCormick Gourmet Organic Ground Nutmeg, 1.81 ozMcCormick Gourmet Organic Ground Nutmeg, 1.81 ozUtopia Kitchen Nonstick Saucepan Set - 1 Quart and 2 Quart - Glass Lid - Multipurpose Use for Home Kitchen or RestaurantUtopia Kitchen Nonstick Saucepan Set – 1 Quart and 2 Quart – Glass Lid – Multipurpose Use for Home Kitchen or RestaurantUtopia Kitchen Nonstick Saucepan Set - 1 Quart and 2 Quart - Glass Lid - Multipurpose Use for Home Kitchen or RestaurantSimmer Scents: Stovetop Potpourri RecipesSimmer Scents: Stovetop Potpourri RecipesSimmer Scents: Stovetop Potpourri RecipesHoliday Parties Cookbook [Mary R. Smith]Holiday Parties Cookbook [Mary R. Smith]Holiday Parties Cookbook [Mary R. Smith]

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What is your favorite holiday scent?

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Rebecca

Friday 1st of December 2023

What a great idea - can't wait to make some for neighbors and friends for the holidays ❤️❤️❤️🎄🎄Would you be so kind to send me the gift tag info w/directions? Many thanks and Happy Holidays ❤️🎄🎄

Karen

Saturday 2nd of December 2023

I just emailed them to you:) Happy Holidays!

Jane

Wednesday 29th of November 2023

Hi, I love this idea and I'm going to make for Christmas Gifts for friends. Can you please email me the gift tag with directions.

Thank you and have a Merry Christmas, Jane

Karen

Wednesday 29th of November 2023

It's sent. Sorry I am having trouble figuring out why it won't show in the post! I hope you enjoy it!

Jennifer L Jones

Sunday 26th of November 2023

I love this idea! Can't wait to make it! Would you please email the gift tag! Thank you.

Karen

Sunday 26th of November 2023

I apologize that the printable isn’t showing in the post, I’m trying to figure out why it isn't showing! In the meantime, I have emailed the printable to the email address used when you left this comment. Thank you SO MUCH for visiting my blog, it is greatly appreciated 🙂

Anagie

Friday 24th of November 2023

I'm excited to make these for Christmas gifts! Can you tell me where to find the printable gift tag? Thanks so much for sharing!

Karen

Sunday 26th of November 2023

I apologize that the printable isn't showing in the post, I'll look into it! In the meantime, I have emailed the printable to the email address used when you left this comment. Thank you SO MUCH for visiting my blog, it is greatly appreciated :)

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