This DIY is very versatile, add any of your favorite seasonal fruit, spices and herbs that fit your budget and is easily accessible on your next grocery run. Some of my favorites spices to use are cinnamon, star anise and cloves. These spices together scream Christmas.
All the beautiful colors and shapes in the glass jars makes for a truly beautiful gift, Adorn with a personalised label…. who could ask for a better gift.
Things you will need
• Mason jars
• 5-6 large Oranges
• 3 large Lemon
• Fresh spriggs of Rosemary
• Cinnamon sticks
• Cinnamon power
• Fresh cranberries
• Parchment paper
Thinly slice oranges and lemons and arrange onto parchment lined baking tray. sprinkle a fine dusting of cinnamon powder onto both sides of your oranges slices.
Bake 250° for 4 to 6 hours. **Time will vary depending on how thin your slices are. *turning the fruit slices every hour. occasionals checking to make sure that the fruit does not burn.
let it cool completely before adding it to your container
You can also add essential oils **after backing ** or extracts like orange essential oil or even lemon or Peppermint extract to Amp-up the fragrance.
**It is important to completely dehydrate your orange and lemon slices to prevent mold from growing after concealing all of your ingredients together in your container. If your slices feel sticky or squishy ( These are technical terms I’m using.) to touch in any way put it back in your oven and continue to bake, 30 minutes at a time.
It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas, specially if you have this amazing DIY Simmering on your stove top. Its easy to assemble and the affordability makes for a perfect gift for co-workers, neighbors and teachers.
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