Citrus Holiday Potpourri
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!)
Citrus Stovetop Holiday Potpourri
- 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!
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I bet this makes the house smell amazing! Gorgeous photos too! Pinned and Sharing! Thanks for joining us at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party!
This sounds wonderful! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week!
Looks lovely and I’m sure it smells lovely too……now just wondering where I could get some fresh cranberries here in Northern Israel….hmmmm, dried ones we have plenty of, and canned can be found as well, but fresh, well I’ll just have to keep looking at your photo and imagining it!
Thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!
I bet this smells wonderful! Pinning to make later!
What a great way to kick off the holiday season, love those holiday aromas. Stopping by from #LetsGetReal link party. Have a great weekend!
Looks incredible. I had to try. Thank you for linking up with us at #HomeMattersParty . We would love to have you again next week .
Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!
That does sound like a nice change from cinnamon sticks. Thank you!
Agree, Genie!! (:
Oh, I have stopped using chemical based air fresheners. This would be lovely for the holidays!
Oh man! I bet this smells great!
Can’t wait to test it!!
I bet this would make my house smell amazing– and it looks so pretty, too! 🙂
We can’t wait to make it 😀
We love them too!