Recipe type: DIY
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Serves: 3 cups
Want your room to be festive but don't want to commit to candles? Try these holiday simmering spices that use oranges, cranberries and an assortment of spices.
  • 1 small orange, sliced into rounds
  • Optional: peel of another small orange
  • 2 -3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp cloves
  • 1 tbsp cardamom pods
  • 2 - 3 star anise
  • Fondue Pot
  • Medium Saucepan
  • Optional: Slow Cooker
  1. Add 2 - 3 cups of water to a medium saucepan and bring to a bowl
  2. Stir in all ingredients and let boil for 4 - 5 minutes
Method 1 (for a small room)
  1. Add 1 - 2 cups of water/fruit/spice mixture into a microwave-safe bowl
  2. Microwave for 2 minutes
  3. Transfer mixture to the bowl of a fondue pot
  4. Light the tea light and let simmer until the candle is done
If you want the scent to fill a larger room, try these:
Method 2 (for a large room)
  1. Pour boiling water, fruit and spices into slow cooker
  2. Turn on high and let simmer, uncovered
  3. Add more hot water as needed
Method 3 (for the house)
  1. Leave mixture in saucepan
  2. Reduce heat and let simmer, uncovered
  3. Add more hot water as need so the spices don't burn
Recipe by Diary of an ExSloth at