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Christmas Simmer Pot

Christmas Simmer Pot

Christmas Simmer Pot

There’s nothing that Decks the Halls quite like smelling holiday and winter scents….pine, cranberry, citrus, cinnamon and everything cozy. Every year we break out our 2 qt. saucepan or slow cooker and create our own Christmas Simmer Pot; think oozing holiday scents indoors, all day!


The best thing about this Christmas Simmer Pot is the flexibility of it. Have apples leftover from making apple recipes? Dice them up and throw them in. Have stray pine needles from dragging in your Christmas Tree? Pick up those bad boys and throw them in too.

Make sure to keep tabs on the simmer pot should you decide to use the stovetop.

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Christmas Simmer Pot

Stovetop Christmas Simmer Pot

Deck the halls with this Christmas Simmer Pot Recipe, loaded with pine, cranberry, citrus, cinnamon and everything cozy.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Course: Homemade Spices
Keyword: Christmas Recipes
Author: Darcey Olson


  • 4 cup Water
  • 2 Oranges Sliced
  • 1 cup Cranberries
  • 1 Medium Apple Sliced
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 tsp Ground Cloves
  • Optional: star anise apples, pears, pine needles, vanilla, ginger and more.


  • Stovetop- Add all of the ingredients to a 2 qt. saucepan and heat over low heat until simmering. Add additional water as needed.
  • Slow Cooker - Add all of the ingredients to your slow cooker and turn it on high heat. Add additional water as needed.
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Deck the Halls with our homemade Christmas Simmer Pot Recipe! All the holiday scents you love, indoors. Pine, Citrus, Cinnamon, Cranberry and more.


Recipe Rating


Sunday 13th of December 2020

I made this today with an addition of some dried rose petals I had and some small branches from the bottom of our Christmas tree. Our house smells amazing!

Darcey Olson

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

The addition of rose petals sounds amazing! I'll have to try that. Thanks for the tip.

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Friday 28th of September 2018

[…] baking soda and essential oils are all you need! And before you look for candles, try creating a Simmer Pot. Fill a pot or slow cooker with water, add lots of natural aromatics (cinnamon, cloves, fruit) and […]


Monday 7th of December 2015

I always love doing something like this at the holidays. Thank you for this new twist...and for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

Tara @ Lehman Lane

Friday 4th of December 2015

This looks fantastic! I can almost smell it:). Thanks so much for sharing your recipe @ Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. Have a wonderful weekend and take care, Tara


Wednesday 2nd of December 2015

I love this idea! Takes me back to my childhood when my mom would do this. :)