How To Make Christmas Potpourri

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Did you know you can make Potpourri in your Instant Pot?! This Instant Pot Christmas Potpourri Recipe will fill your home with sweet Christmasy aromas.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • I love Christmas time! From the holiday baking to the fresh cut tree, and the Christmas smells that fill the air, Christmas always brings back fond memories. And one of my favorite smells of the season is this Instant Pot Christmas Potpourri.
  • Made with cinnamon sticks, orange slices, rosemary, cloves, and cranberries, this Christmas potpourri is the perfect way to make your home smell like the holidays. The aroma sweeps through the house making it feel warm and cozy.
  • Making Christmas potpourri in the Instant Pot is the perfect way to bring all your favorite scents together in no time at all. Not only is it easy to make, but it makes a great gift idea for friends and family as well.
Instant Pot Christmas Potpourri

Recipe Ingredients

To make your Christmas aroma, you will need fruits and sweet spices. You probably already have most of these ingredients already. Here’s what you need:

  • Holiday fruit– You will need an orange, a lemon, and a whole cup of cranberries to make this Christmas aroma.
  • Spices– Sweet spices like ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and rosemary really bring out the aromas.
  • Cinnamon sticks– I love the sweet smell of cinnamon. It really brings out the holiday spirit. For the best aroma, make sure you get fresh cinnamon sticks.
  • Bay leaves– A few bay leaves help to absorb the aromas of the fruit and spices so the scent lasts longer.
  • Vanilla– I used vanilla extract. It really pulls together all the different smells.
  • Water
Potpourri Ingredients

How To Make Instant Pot Christmas Potpourri?

For this recipe, you can prepare the jars to give as gifts, or you can jump right into the wintery aromas with your Instant Pot!

Step 1: Slice The Fruit

First, slice the lemons and the oranges into 1/4-inch slices. Put them in a 32 ounce jar.

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Step 2: Add Spices

Next, add the ginger, nutmeg, cloves, rosemary, cinnamon sticks and bay leaves to the jar so that they are evenly distributed.

If you aren’t ready to make your house smell yummy, seal the jar and store it, or gift it.

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Step 3: Add To Instant Pot

If you are ready for your winter aromas, add the contents of the jar into the Instant Pot along with 2 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of vanilla per jar.

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Step 4: Boil Christmas Potpourri

Next, press the sauté or sear button and bring the contents of the jar to a boil.

Step 5: Keep Warm

Once boiling, set instant pot to warm and enjoy the fall smells. Leave the lid off. Add water as needed.

Instant Pot Christmas Potpourri

If you want the aroma in another room, simply pop the mixture into a jar and place in a safe place where you need it. The smell with last 2-4 days.

Instant Pot Christmas Potpourri

FAQ’S

Can I Make Potpourri In The Slow Cooker?

Absolutely! You would follow the steps above, and then add all of your ingredients into your slow cooker. Set the slow cooker to high, leave the lid off, and enjoy the fall smells.

Can I Make Christmas Potpourri On The Stove?

Yep! This recipe is totally versatile. Simply add all the contents to a pot, bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and enjoy the aromas. Add more water as needed to continue filling your home with Christmas scents.

How Long Does the Potpourri Last?

The sweet, Christmasy aromas last several hours after you begin simmering it. However, if you use the same potpourri, you can get sweet aromas for up to 4-days. Just be sure to keep an eye on the water level, adding water when it gets low so it doesn’t burn.

How to Give Christmas Potpourri as a Gift

If you plan to give this Christmas potpourri as a gift, you will want to keep the fruit and spices in a 32 Ounce Mason Jar. Decorate your jar with Red Ribbon, Canning Lid Stickers, Christmas Stickers a Christmas quote, or a greeting. Don’t forge to attach the directions for adding water, vanilla, and simmering. If you are making it ahead of time, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before giving. 

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How To Make Christmas Potpourri

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes

Lovely smelling Christmas Potpourri is simple, easy and wonderful to make.

Materials

  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup cranberrries
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger,
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg,
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 4 Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla- I used vanilla extract. It really pulls together all the different smells.
  • Water

Tools

  • Instant Pot
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Chopping Board
  • Glass Jar
  • Ribbon (Optional)

Instructions

  1. First, slice the lemons and the oranges into 1/4-inch slices. Put them in a 32 ounce jar.
  2. Next, add the ginger, nutmeg, cloves, rosemary, cinnamon sticks and bay leaves to the jar so that they are evenly distributed.
  3. If you aren't ready to make your house smell yummy, seal the jar and store it, or gift it.
  4. If you are ready for your winter aromas, add the contents of the jar into the Instant Pot along with 2 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of vanilla per jar.
  5. Next, press the sauté or sear button and bring the contents of the jar to a boil.
  6. Once boiling, set instant pot to warm and enjoy the fall smells. Leave the lid off. Add water as needed.

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