We are right in the middle of the holidays! My favorite time of the year. I’ve already been spending a little too much time in my kitchen baking some of my family’s favorite recipes. If you follow me over at My Name Is Snickerdoodle, you’ll know they are super delicious! I love the scents of baked goods and comfort foods in my home. On those days where company is coming over or I’m just too busy to make dinner, I love to have this Citrus Holiday Potpourri simmering on the stove top.
It’s a nice change from the classic orange and cinnamon stick potpourri that’s popular this time of year. The lemons add a freshness while the rosemary and cloves add that holiday scent we all love. The cranberries add just enough sweetness and make the simmering water a pretty pink!
You can use any size pot you have. Just adjust the amount of potpourri and water. Once you’ve started it, it will last you about 4 days on the stove. I only have it simmering during a few hours while we are home. I just add more water when needed because you don’t want the level to get too low. You’ll end up scorching the pot and burning the ingredients. (And, obviously, this is not to be ingested!)
- 6-8 Medium Lemons
- 1 TBSP Whole Cloves
- 2 Cups Fresh Cranberries
- 3-4 Sprigs Rosemary
- 2 Quarts Water (More or Less)
- Thinly slice lemons.
- In a large heavy bottomed pot add in sliced lemons, cloves, cranberries and rosemary.
- Pour in water to cover. Water level should be about 2/3 of the way up the pot.
- Bring water to boil then turn down to simmer for 2-3 hours at a time.
- Add water when needed.
Isn’t this pot just gorgeous and festive?!
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Make sure to check out these other great holiday recipes from My Name Is Snickerdoodle!