Recipe by MarieRynr
This simple project takes hardly any time at all, and the payoff is big: sweet smelling oranges to hang on the tree, place in a bowl, or basket as a centre piece, or hang in a closet, filling it with a fresh, spicy aroma. Other citrus fruits, like lemons, limes, tangerines and kumquats, can also be used.
Top Review by Audrey M
These are beautiful when made up and the smell brings wonderful memories of Christmas past. Great in gift baskets for friends and neighbors but also great in a basket filled with these and evergreens as a wonderful center piece.
- 1 medium navel oranges or 1 medium thin skinned orange
- 3 ounces good quality whole cloves (about 3 ounces per orange)
- ground cinnamon, to roll in if desired
Directions See How It's Made
- Use a push pin or darning needle to make holes in rind of orange.
- Insert a whole clove into each hole.
- Cover the whole fruit with cloves, or make a spiral, stripe, diamond or checkerboard pattern.
- Roll in cinnamon if desired.
- Tie a ribbon around the pomander and knot it securely; then tie a bow.
- Or to hang the pomander on a tree, use a heavy duty paper clip and open one end enough to pull a knotted ribbon through.
- Use the paper clip tohang the pomander over a branch.
- Can be made ahead; the more cloves used, the longer the pomander will keep.