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If you are looking for an easy way to make your house smell like the holidays, make Slow Cooker Christmas Potpourri.

Christmas Potpourri in a slow cooker
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Easy Slow Cooker Christmas Potpourri Recipe:

Christmas potpourri is the perfect gift idea. It will make any home smell like Christmas because of the amazing holiday scent. We make a batch of this during the holiday season in the crock pot and on the stove.

This holiday potpourri is made with warm spices, cranberries, and orange slices. This combination is the perfect Christmas smell and the perfect scent to make during this time of year.

Whether you are making homemade gifts or making Christmas stovetop potpourri, it will definitely get you in the holiday spirit. Also try ourChristmas Potpourri Stove Top.

Christmas Potpourri in a slow cooker

Why You Will Love this Holiday Spice Scent:

  • Simple Ingredients – This holiday mixture is made with simple ingredients. The blend can easily be changed and made with different ingredients.
  • Smells Amazing – If you are hosting the holiday dinner this year, make this warm and comforting crockpot potpourri.
  • Holiday Gift – Stock up on the supplies and place them in holiday bags or jars. Tie a ribbon around the jar and add a gift tags. It makes the perfect neighbor or hostess gift.
Fresh cranberries, orange slices, cloves, rosemary, cinnamon sticks

Ingredients: 

Serves: 1 

  • Fresh Cranberries 
  • Large Fresh Orange Slices
  • Whole Cloves 
  • Sprigs Rosemary 
  • Cinnamon Sticks 
  • Water 

How to Make Christmas Potpourri in Slow Cooker: 

  • Step 1 – Add Ingredients – Add all the ingredients to a crock pot. 
  • Step 2 – Cover and Cook – Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. 
  • Step 3 – Cook on Low – Then change the temperature to low. Then uncover or vent the lid so that the aroma fills the house. 
  • Step 4 – Simmer Mixture – Simmer the potpourri in the crock pot all day long to enjoy the aroma. 
  • Step 5 – Add Water – Add additional water if needed as the water evaporates in the crock pot. 
Christmas Potpourri in a slow cooker

How to Package Potpourri Spice Mix for Gifts:

We love making homemade gifts for the holidays. This Christmas Potpourri is a unique idea that everyone will love. You can easily package it in a jar or a clear bag.

Place the cranberries and oranges in the cellophane bag and keep the spices separately. Add a tag on how to prepare and how long it will last.

This makes the perfect DIY Christmas gift for neighbors, friends or kids teachers.

Christmas Potpourri in a slow cooker

Christmas Crock Pot Potpourri Recipe Tips:

  • Enjoy for Days – You can easily use these for a few days.  Just keep the lid on the crock pot when not in use. 
  • Cooking Potpourri –  Cook the potpourri on high for about an hour. This allows for the flavors to cook. Then reduce the temperature to low to allow the mixture to simmer all day.
  • Add Water – You may need to add water if the water evaporates as it cooks.
  • Saucepan – If you prefer, you can heat this mixture on the stove top on low and allow it to simmer all days. I usually just keep this on my stove top for a few days without any heat and it still smells amazing.
Christmas Potpourri in a slow cooker

Christmas Potpourri Crockpot Variation Ideas:

There are many substitutions and variations that you can make with this citrus holiday potpourri. Try some of these variations for a family favorite blend.

  • Lemon Slices
  • Orange Peels
  • Splash of Vanilla Extract
  • Almond Extract
  • Teaspoon of Nutmeg
  • Whole Spices
  • Clementine
  • Grapefruit
Christmas Potpourri in a slow cooker

How Long does it take to Cook:

This potpourri mixture takes about one hour to cook in the slow cooker on high. But you can keep the slow cooker on all day. I have even turned the slow cooker off at the end of the day.

Then turned it back on the next day. This mixture will last for days.

Christmas Potpourri in a slow cooker

How to Store Leftovers:

I like to keep the supplies handy to make throughout the Christmas season. You can store in a mason jar and the ingredients will stay fresh for weeks.

Christmas Potpourri in a slow cooker
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Slow Cooker Christmas Potpourri

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If you are looking for an easy way to make your house smell like the holidays, make Slow Cooker Christmas Potpourri.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 1
Cuisine American
Course Crock Pot
Calories 89

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Fresh Cranberries
  • 1 Large Orange sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon Whole Cloves
  • 3 Sprigs Rosemary
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 4 cups Water

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to a crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on high for 1 hour.
  • Then change the temperature to low and uncover or vent the lid so that the aroma fills the house.
  • Simmer the potpourri in the crock pot all day long to enjoy the aroma.
  • Add additional water if needed as the water evaporates in the crock pot.

Recipe Notes

You can easily use these for a few days.  Just keep the lid on the crock pot when not in use.

Nutrition Facts

Serving 1g, Calories 89kcal, Carbohydrates 25g, Protein 1g, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 0.2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Sodium 59mg, Potassium 171mg, Fiber 12g, Sugar 5g, Vitamin A 106IU, Vitamin C 15mg, Calcium 196mg, Iron 2mg

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