Total Time
5hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 hrs

This potpourri uses things found in your spice cupboard and fruit drawer. I put approximate amounts of everything... please use your own judgement for exact measurements. I never measure anything.. I just use up what I have. You can use any combination.. be creative!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dry apple, orange, lime, and lemon slices.
  2. I put them on a cookie cooling rack, then on a baking sheet and place in oven. Bake at 170 F for about 5-7 hours, until apples are still pliable but not mushy, and there is no liquid left in citrus fruit.
  3. Dry cranberries by covering a baking sheet with parchment paper and putting cranberries in single layer.
  4. Dry @ 170°F These take about 8 hours.
  5. As fruit is done, take out and place in a large bowl.
  6. Add all the spices.
  7. Toss with vanilla extract and allow to dry overnight.
  8. Place in container or bags to give away.
Most Helpful

4 5

This made my house smell heavenly. I made two large batches with my grown daugher -- a nice activity to sit and chat while slicing the fruit! Thanks for a great holiday activity and tremendous smelling house!

4 5

This was great! I had a tiny problem w/the lemons;they turned dark brown.I wonder if I cut them too thin. They have clear vanilla extract which I used and it worked fine. I put some in a simmer pot today and my house smelled great. Thanks for sharing.