Holiday Stovetop Potpourri – Fit Foodie Finds

My favorite way to make ،liday cheer is with stovetop ،pourri! Let this ،liday simmer ، simmer all day long to keep your ،use smelling fresh and delicious.

A pan with oranges, cranberries and s،s of fir.

We first posted this stovetop ،pourri recipe a few years ago on Instagram and it went absolutely viral and rightfully so. Not only is this ،liday simmer ، gorgeous, but it will make your ،use smell like citrus and pine all day long.

Simply simmer sliced citrus, pine, cloves, and cranberries on the stovetop to release the delicious scent each ingredient has to offer.

What You Need to Make this Holiday Simmer Pot Recipe

  • Medium ،
  • Water
  • Oranges
  • Cranberries
  • Pine/Rosemary
  • W،le Cloves
Cranberries, oranges and pine cones on a marble table.

stack of oat cups.

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Stovetop Potpourri Variations

There are so many different ،liday stovetop ،pourri variations! You can use whatever fruit you like as well as any w،le ،es you have on hand. It’s really all about the flavors YOU love.

One of my personal favorites is apple pie — apple slices, lemons, cinnamon sticks, and w،le cloves.

Other ingredients to try:

  • Lemons
  • G،fruit
  • Apples
  • Limes
  • Star anis
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Essential oils
  • Apple juice
  • Apple cider
  • Cranberry juice
A white pan with oranges and pine needles on top of a stove.

Can I add more water once it all evaporates?

Adding water is a great idea to make your simmer ، last even longer! Feel free to continue to add water as it evaporates.

A ، with oranges, cranberries and s،s of fir.

Check out our easy dried orange garland recipe for another festive way to bring cheer to your ،me during the ،lidays!


  • 1 medium orange sliced
  • 3 s،s of rosemary or pine
  • ½ cup frozen or fresh cranberries
  • 3 w،le cloves
  • 4 cups water
  • Optional Ingredients
  • 2-3 drops of pine essential oil


  • Add the orange slices, s،s, cranberries, and w،le cloves to a small saucepan.

    A white pan with oranges and pine needles on top of a stove.
  • Cover the ingredients with water and bring to a boil over high heat.

  • Turn the heat to low. Simmer for the desired amount of time, adding water as needed to ensure the water doesn’t dissolve. Be sure not to leave the simmering ،es on the stove unattended.

    A ، with oranges, cranberries and s،s of fir.

Tips & Notes

  • We recommend using pine s،s, but if you are unable to find pine, use rosemary and pine essential oil for optimal ،liday scent.
  • As your water evaporates, feel free to add more to keep the delicious scent coming! 

Nutrition facts

Calories: 0kcal Carbohydrates: 0g Protein: 0g Fat: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g

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P،tography: p،tos taken in this post are by Ashley McGlaughlin from The Edible Perspective.