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Christmas Simmer Pot

Use your slow cooker or stovetop and make your home smell like Christmas with this Christmas Stovetop Potpourri (also known as a Simmer Pot! Warm spices, cranberries, and oranges in this Christmas simmer pot will make your home smell cozy and like the holidays. Put the Christmas Stovetop Potpourri in a small mason jar to give as a gift and attach a FREE printable gift tag, included!


  • 3-4 large cinnamon sticks 
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon star anise
  • ½ cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 medium orange slices, dried
  • rosemary or evergreen sprigs, optional
  • Small Mason jar
  • festive ribbon and a tag


  1. Line an oven tray with parchment paper. Thinly slice the oranges. Blot them with paper towels to remove any excess moisture. Place the orange slices on a single layer of parchment paper on top of a baking sheet. Bake in the oven at 200 degrees for 3-4 hours. Check hourly to make sure your oranges aren’t burning. The goal is to have them fully dried out.
  2. Once the oranges are dried, you can assemble your jars. Add the ingredients listed above. You can add as much or as little as you prefer!
  3. Put the lid on and attach the free printable with ribbon. This makes the perfect gift!

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