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“Pomanders were originally metal or ivory filigree balls filled with spices fixed with ambergris, hence the name (from the French "pomme d'ambre", or apple of ambergris). Having a bowl of these fragrant oranges (or lemons) near an entryway or on a kitchen table is one of my favorite and easiest holiday decorating traditions. Prep time depends on how the size of the fruit; the smaller, the quicker it will harden and dry. P.S. - don't eat 'em - they're just for fragrance!”
READY IN:
336hrs
YIELD:
6 pomanders
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine the spice mix ingredients.
  2. Wash oranges.
  3. Insert cloves into oranges in a decorative pattern (stripes, swirls, whatever strikes your fancy!).
  4. Roll cloved oranges in the spice mixture within 24 hours and set in a warm place to dry, turning fruit daily.
  5. Drying takes from two weeks to possibly a month.
  6. Pomanders are completely dry when they are hard.
  7. Remove pomanders from the spice mix, dust off a little, and tie with decorative ribbons. Set out in a bowl, or you can use as Christmas ornaments.

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