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Fall Stovetop Potpourri | Autumn Simmer Pot

An autumn simmer pot has apple and orange slices, along with cinnamon sticks and nutmeg in it.
A fall stovetop potpourri is combined and about to be simmered away on the stove.
A fall stovetop potpourri consists of cinnamon sticks, citrus and apples slices.
A cutting board consists of cinnamon sticks, apple slices, and orange slices for an autumn simmer pot.
A fall stovetop potpourri simmers away on the stove.
After several hours of simmering the contents of an autumn simmer pot begins to break down.
A dutch oven has lots of fall spices brewing inside.

Fall Stovetop Potpourri | Autumn Simmer Pot

This fall simmer pot combines fragrant apples and oranges with a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon. The aromatic concoction simmers away on the stove for hours, filling your home with cozy scents that are reminiscent of fun, family, and fall time…
Keyword autumn simmer pot, fall potpourri simmer pot, fall simmer pot, fall stovetop potpourri, stovetop potpourri
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1 simmer pot


  • liquid measuring cup
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • dutch oven
  • cutting board and knife


  • 12 cups water
  • 2 apples
  • 2 oranges
  • 8 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg


  • Start by slicing the oranges and apples into ¼” slices. Set aside.
  • Fill a large pot with water and add the sliced fruit into the pot.
  • Next measure out the spices and add them in, stirring together until combined.
  • Turn the pot on high heat to bring it to a steady boil.
  • Reduce heat to low to simmer.
  • Simmer for several hours, adding more water as needed.


You can also make this in a crockpot! This is a great way to use what you already have on hand and use a smaller appliance instead of having the stove going for hours. This can also free up stove space for more important dishes during holiday get-togethers.
I recommend turning this off when the apples and oranges become very brown and soggy. This indicates they’re done and won’t be giving off the sweetest scents any longer. You can, however, simmer this in a crockpot overnight or even over the entire course of a day.

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