Recipe by Annacia
Adorn your door with this festive holiday wreath and welcome your guest with apples, cinnamon spice and everything nice. Source: Betty Crocker, TM of General Mills, Inc.
Top Review by Rita~
This was fun to make. I must say I went apple picking way to late and had picked little apple that would have been mulch. I bought a 4 inch wreath and used Potpourri as filler which I highly suggest! A filler of some sort! I also sprayed the wreath with the glaze after adding the apple and potpourri on it. Key is to have everything on hand before you start. I did run out for the filler. Made two gave one to my sister. Thanks for this lovely fragrant wreath.
- 6 small apples, 2 1/2 inches in diameter
- lemon juice or lemon-lime soda pop
- wire racks
- spray varnish, if desired
- 6 cinnamon sticks, 10 inches long
- 8 (3 1/2 inch) cinnamon sticks
- 3⁄4 inch ribbon, 2 yards
- glue gun and glue stick
- silk leaves
Directions See How It's Made
- IMPORTANT: You will also need 1 Straw wreath, 10 inches in diameter
- Heat oven to 200°F
- Cut apples lengthwise from stem end through core into 1/4-inch slices.
- Dip apples into lemon juice to prevent browning; place on wire racks. Carefully place wire racks on oven rack.
- Bake 4 hours.
- Remove wire racks from oven and place on heatproof surface.
- Let apples stand about 2 hours or until completely dry.
- Place dried apples on waxed paper.
- Coat each side with 2 light coats of spray varnish, following manufacturer's directions.
- Tie 10-inch cinnamon sticks together.
- Attach to front of wreath with 6 inches of the ribbon.
- Glue dried apple slices and 3 1/2-inch cinnamon sticks to front and side of wreath, using glue gun.
- Attach leaves to ribbon on 10-inch cinnamon sticks.
- Make a bow with the remaining ribbon, and attach to wreath.
- Attach wire hanger if desired.
- - Make the dried apples ahead of time. When it's time to make the wreath it will all come together in a snap.
- - Pick up Rome apples for this project. With their pretty red skin and white flesh they are particularly nice in this wreath, though other types of apples are also attractive.