Prep 4 hrs 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
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.
- 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
- 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.
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.
I love the wreath that Rita made for me. It's beautiful! My only question, " The fiber content is from the apples or Straw. How much is a serving?" Ha, Ha.. Just joking..