It's been said that our sense of smell is deeply tied to memory. Bring this recipe to a simmer on your stove top and the smell will have you reminiscing about holidays past and definitely enjoying the present!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 simmer pot
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Boil water in a large pot. Add orange peel, apple peel, lemon peel, cinnamon sticks, vanilla extract, star anise, and pine sprig to the pot, reduce heat to low, and simmer. Check water levels every 30 minutes, adding water as necessary, to keep mixture simmering 8 hours to all day.

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Nutrition Facts

131 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 27.4g; fat 0.6g; sodium 60.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2015
Although this soup smelled really amazing, the cinnamon sticks were too difficult to chew...even after simmering all afternoon. Will have to try it with powdered cinnamon next time. Read More
(25)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2015
Although this soup smelled really amazing, the cinnamon sticks were too difficult to chew...even after simmering all afternoon. Will have to try it with powdered cinnamon next time. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2018
No changes~ Make it every year~ I certainly hope LMullins was joking about eating this ): Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2016
Great aroma therapy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2018
LMullins don't think you are supposed to eat it. it's more of an aromatherapy kind of thing. love this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2017
I did not make any changes and I would make it again. Coincidence or not my house sold. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2014
Easy and perfect. I had a smaller pot so I have to fill it more often.... and I used my dried rosemary stems in addition to the pine to give a complex aroma in the house.... its' wonderful Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2020
Great smells. Wonderful recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2020
Perfect for a small crockpot! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2020
Next time I would reduce the amount of vanilla. Read More