How To Make A Simmer Pot
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How To Make A Simmer Pot

Making a Stove-Top Simmer Pot is easy, smells delicious, adds moisture to your home AND uses up odds and ends you may have ended up throwing away...Love that!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: DIY
Author: Colleen Kennedy


  • Water
  • 3/4 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 an orange or clementine cut into quarters
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2-3 sprigs Rosemary or snipped pine tree pieces


  • Fill a 4-quart pot with water.
  • Add in your aromatics as suggested above or try various add-ins like, bay leaves, lemon, nutmeg, cardamom, lavender, apples, star anise, cloves or whatever combination you dream up!
  • Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low and allow it to simmer for 2-3 hours.
  • Set a time to check on it every 30-60 minutes, adding water if necessary.