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    25 Days of Christmas – Stove Top Christmas Potpourri

    From Half Baked Harvest:

    Stove Top Christmas Potpourri


    1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries

    3 tangerines, halved

    3 whole cinnamon sticks

    2 star anise (optional, gives a strong black licorice smell)

    1 teaspoon whole cloves

    1 inch piece fresh ginger

    1 vanilla bean + 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

    1 small branch fresh pine

    1 cup apple cider, pomegranate or cranberry juice




    Combine all the ingredients in a medium size sauce pot. Fill the pot with water until it reaches 3/4 the way full. Place the pot on the stove and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, adding more water as needed. I let mine simmer for close to 4 hours and then let it cool overnight and simmer again the next day. Just be sure to keep adding more water.

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