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I love when my home smells warm and inviting, especially on these cold Winter days and nights. Potpourri has its origins in times when people and places were not so fresh. Potpourri was created in the 12th century for the purpose of freshening rooms in castles for the people of that time. (Read more about the History of Potpourri)
Homemade potpourri can be made from all kinds of things. I decided to make one today that is a great stovetop simmering potpourri recipe.
To make this Orange Apple Simmering Potpourri, you will need to mix and heat to simmering in a 2-quart pan:
5 cups of water
1 Orange sliced and 1 Apple sliced. Leave the peel on both but seed the apple.
3 Cinnamon sticks (Substitute 2 Teaspoons of Ground Cinnamon if you don’t have sticks)
1 Tablespoon of All Spice (Learn ► What is All Spice?)
1 Tablespoon of Whole Cloves (Substitute 1 Teaspoon of Ground Cloves if you don’t have whole)
1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract