One of my favorite aspects of fall is the variety of aromas that are brought out by its seasonal fruits, vegetables and spices. While I love the smell of baking and cooking fall recipes, such aromas are only temporary. Thus, I was thrilled to find a way to make homemade potpourri. This potpourri recipe is unique in that its scents can be enjoyed by either boiling the mixture on a stovetop, similar to many homemade stovetop potpourri recipes out there, but also by simply setting out the potpourri in a charming dish. Your combination of homemade potpourri is also a simple, thoughtful and beautiful gift for the holiday season. I elected to use my potpourri mixture as a fall filler in my sterling silver and glass hurricanes gifted to me by my parents.
Note that there are endless possibilities to combinations of fruits and spices that can be used to create a potpourri combination suitable for any season. If using for a gift, be creative in packaging by dressing up mason jars or Weck containers. Have fun with it! Please come back and share any successful adaptions you make.
HOMEMADE POTPOURRI - FALL EDITION
- Star Anise
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Slice oranges, apples and pears thin, really thin.
- Place fruit slices in a single layer on cookie sheets, and bake for an hour and a half, checking frequently.
- Once fruit is dried out, mix with spices. Place in a container and allow aromas to blend while sealed overnight before using or gifting.
Idea and recipe adapted from Julie Blanner at Coordinately Yours.