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Fall Simmer Pot Recipe – Make Your House Smell Like Fall

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A cozy fall simmer pot recipe to make your house smell like fall!

Easily make this simple fall stovetop potpourri recipe by mixing all your favorite fall scents together.

 

Fall Simmer Pot Recipe

 

Fall is my favorite because it is a beautiful time of year.

It can be summed up by the smell of apples baking in the oven, leaves rustling on the ground, and lots of pumpkin patches. 

Fall is my favorite scent!

That is why I love to make fall simmer pot recipes to bring all the wonderful fall smells into my home.

What Does Fall Smell Like?

The first thing that comes to the minds of most people when they think of fall is pumpkin spice.

It has become so commercialized that many people call fall the pumpkin spice season.

For me, when I think about what fall smells like, I think about a crisp autumn day. 

Fall has its own distinctive scent which can be captured by crispy leaves, wood smoke, apple cider, and homemade cinnamon sugar doughnuts.

How Do You Make Your House Smell Like Fall On The Stove?

So to capture that smell in a fall simmering potpourri recipe, then you definitely need apples and spices. 

By simmering all of these delicious fall scents together in a fall simmer pot, your home will instantly smell like fall!

 

Fall Simmer Pot Recipe Ingredients

 

What Is A Simmer Pot?

A simmer pot is basically a stovetop potpourri mixture of fruits, spices, and herbs that you simmer in water on your stovetop.

Simmer means to gently boil.

As the water gently boils, it releases the aroma of the simmer pot recipe.

Also, it adds moisture to the air which we need during the dry days of fall and winter. 

 

fall stovetop potpourri simmer pot

 

My grandmother would make delicious simmer pots because when she was young you couldn’t buy humidifiers to put moisture in the air.

She would boil cinnamon and vanilla in a pot of water on the stovetop.

It was so simple and yet so genius!

And it was chemical and toxin-free!

It’s how to make your home smell good naturally!

There are plenty of spices and fruits to boil in a pot to make a house smell good.

Simmering pot recipes can be made for any season, including  Christmas stovetop potpourri recipes

 

Fall Simmer Pot

Fall Simmer Pot Recipe

My favorite fall potpourri recipe to simmer on the stovetop includes apples, oranges, and some of my favorite spices. 

It instantly makes your house smell like fall.

 

fall scents fall simmer pot

 

What Fall Scents You Will Need:

1 apple

1 mandarin orange peeled & the peeling

1 bay leaf

2 cinnamon sticks

1/2 tbsp. whole cloves

1 tsp. vanilla

1 whole nutmeg

 

simmer pot recipe for fall

 

Autumn Simmer Pot Directions:

1. Slice the apple into quarters.

2. Peel the orange and break it apart. Keep the peeling.

3. Add the fruit to the pot.

4. Add cinnamon sticks, cloves, vanilla, bay leaf, and nutmeg.

5. Fill the pot with water, completely covering the fruit and spices.

6. Bring the pot to a boil, then simmer it on the lowest setting.

7. Let simmer as long as you want and add water if needed.

 

simmer pot recipe for fall

 

Storing your simmer pot potpourri is easy. 

Simply dump everything from the pot in a glass storage container and store it in the refrigerator.

It can be stored for up to 4 days. 

What I like to do, is take it out daily and dump it all back into the pot with some fresh water and simmer it again. 

Cozy Fall Simmer Pot Recipe

Fall Simmer Pot

A cozy fall simmer pot recipe to make your home smell like fall. Capture the fall scents with this simple fall simmering stovetop potpourri recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 apple
  • 1 mandarin orange (peeled)
  • mandarin orange peeling
  • tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 tbsp whole cloves
  • 1 nutmeg shell halved
  • 1 dried bay leaf

Instructions

1. Slice the apple into thick slices.

2. Peel the orange and break it apart. Keep the peeling.

3. Add the fruit and peeling to the pot.

4. Add cinnamon sticks, cloves, vanilla, bay leaf, and nutmeg.

5. Fill the pot with water, completely covering the fruit and spices.

6. Bring the pot to a boil, then simmer it on the lowest setting.

7. Add water if needed.

Notes

It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Just add fresh water before reheating.

Fall Stovetop Potpourri – Autumn Simmer Pot

fall stovetop potpourri

 

The beauty of simmer pot recipes is that you can be as creative or as simple as you want.

By mixing different fall scents you can come up with your own autumn simmer pot recipe. 

If you don’t have all of these ingredients, then use what you have to make your own recipe. 

Like I said before, my grandmother would make a simple simmer pot recipe by boiling cinnamon and vanilla mixed in water. 

So bring all the fall scents into your home with a fall stovetop potpourri by mixing your favorite fall smells into your own simmering pot recipe.

Let me know in the comments what your favorite fall scents are and if you try this deliciously smelling recipe.

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