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

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!

Viclynn December 23, 2008

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.

KitchenWytch January 02, 2008