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How to Make a Simple Fall Simmer Pot

Bringing a little fall into your home is so easy with this natural simmer pot recipe. Using simple ingredients, you can create this fragrant recipe to naturally make your home smell like fall.

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Are you ready for fall? The upcoming season of fall is full of the most wonderful sights, sounds and scents.

Bringing scents of fall into your home is so easy with this natural DIY simmer pot recipe. Using ingredients that you probably have on hand, you can create this fragrant fall stovetop potpourri that will make your home smell warm and cozy.

orange, apple, cinnamon sticks and cloves on a wood cutting board

What is a simmer pot?

A simmer pot is also known as stovetop potpourri. It is a combination of fruit, herbs, and spices that is simmered in water. The scented water evaporates and fills your home with its fragrance.

You can use a mini crockpot, like a Crockpot™ Little Dipper, or any stovetop pot. Here, I used my LeCruset dutch oven.

apple, orange, cinnamon sticks, and whole cloves on cutting board with blue dutch oven in background

What can I simmer on stove for fall smell?

When people think of fall, many think of pumpkin. While I do enjoy pumpkin spice, this combination of apples, oranges, cinnamon, and cloves creates a fragrance that smells like apple pie, with a little hint of citrus…a perfect scent for fall.

How to Make a Simple Fall Simmer Pot

Begin with an apple, an orange, cinnamon sticks, and whole cloves. Slice the apple and orange, and  put the slices into your pot.  

orange and apple slices

Add 3 cinnamon sticks and a teaspoon of whole cloves.

Add water to the pot. (I did add some more after I took these pictures, so that the cinnamon sticks and fruit slices were completely covered.)

Then just let the combination simmer on a low setting to create an amazing aroma in your home, naturally.

Check on your simmer pot regularly and add more water, if necessary.

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What do you do with a simmer pot after cooking?

It is possible to reuse a simmer pot a second time. To reuse, drain water from the simmer pot ingredients. After the ingredients are drained and have cooled, store them in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, depending on what ingredients you used.

To reuse, add ingredients and fresh water to your pot.

What other ingredients can I use for a simmer pot?

Some popular simmer pot ingredients are cranberries, oranges, apples, lemons, limes, vanilla, cloves, cinnamon, mint leaves, and rosemary. What combinations might you try?

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sliced oranges, apples, cinnamon and cloves with water in blue pot
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How to Make a Simple Fall Simmer Pot

Bringing a little fall into your home is so easy with this natural simmer pot recipe. Using simple ingredients, you can create this fragrant recipe to naturally make your home smell like fall.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs

Equipment

  • 1 stovetop pot or crockpot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 apple sliced
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • water

Instructions
 

  • slice apple and orange
  • Place sliced fruit in the pot.
  • Add cinnamon sticks and cloves.
  • Pour water into the pot to completely cover the fruit and spices.
  • Let the combination simmer on a low setting to create an amazing aroma in your home, naturally.
  • Check on your simmer pot regularly and add more water, if necessary.

Notes

Popular simmer pot ingredients are cranberries, oranges, apples, lemons, limes, vanilla, cloves, cinnamon, mint leaves, and rosemary.
 
Keyword simmer pot, simmer pot recipe, stovetop potpourri

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