Today was one of those days where the whole family stayed inside and we spent some quality time together at home. I decided to throw a simmer pot on the stove and it made our house smell amazing! This orange simmer pot is citrusy, spicy and decadent. If you're wanting to make a fall simmer pot, see my recipe below.
What is a simmer pot?
A simmer pot is simply fruits and spices covered in water that are left to "simmer" on the stove for hours. They are a non toxic option for replacing scented candles and will fill the whole house with a lovely aroma. This orange simmer pot recipe is incredibly easy to throw together- I suggest using it for your next party or event! Here is the simmer pot I use. I love that it is glass and I can see the fruit and spices in the pot! Any regular pot will work for this fall simmer pot recipe, however.
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Ingredients for the orange simmer pot
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Whole Cloves
- Whole Star Anise (optional)
- Vanilla Extract
Prepping the Simmer Pot
Slice the oranges. Put all of the ingredients into the pot and then fill the pot with water. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to low/simmer. Leave on as long as desired. If necessary, add more water to the pot (depending on how long you leave it on the heat source).
I hope you enjoy this fall simmer pot recipe! Please let me know if you try it in the comments below!
Fall Simmer Pot with Oranges
- 1 Pot
- 2 oranges
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2-3 whole star anise optional- has a very licorice smell! but they are pretty in the pot.
- ½ tablespoon whole cloves
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups water
- slice the oranges
- add all ingredients to the pot
- bring the entire mixture to a boil on the stove top
- once boiling, reduce to simmer/low on the stove top
- simmer for as long as desired, adding water if necessary