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3 Easy Fall Simmer Pot Potpourri Recipes

The weather still feels very much like summer, but inside our home, the smells of Fall are filling the air! These easy Fall simmer pot recipes smell amazing and are perfect for any time you want to add a little delicious aroma to your home.


A simmer pot on the stove with cinnamon in a pumpkin pot.

I found this stunning cast iron and enamel pumpkin pot at Home Goods this week for a fraction of the cost of most stores and it is the perfect cookware for my fall simmer pots! I also can't wait to start making cozy soups in this beauty!



A close up of a pumpkin pot on a stove.

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How to Create a Simmer Pot


Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add the ingredients from your favorite recipe, continue to boil for a few minutes, then turn the heat down to simmer. Add water as needed, usually every 30 minutes or so.


Sliced apples and oranges on a cutting board next to a pumpkin pot.


How to Use a slow cooker to create a simmer pot


Fill the pot most of the way with water, add your ingredients, put on the lid, then turn the slow cooker to high. When there’s steam rolling off the lid, take the lid off and set the slow cooker to a low or simmer setting. Add water as needed to keep it at least halfway full.


A view into the kitchen featuring a pumpkin pot atop a stove

Money Saving Tip

Save your orange peels & apple and pear skins after cooking or snacking to create these delicious aromas in your home!


An open simmer pot with oranges and apples.


Cinnamon Apple Simmer Pot


  • Cinnamon sticks

  • Apple slices or peels

  • Orange slices or rinds

  • 5 whole cloves


Lavender Simmer Pot


  • 1 cup dried lavender (or lavender essential oil)

  • 1 tsp anise

  • 1 Tablespoon nutmeg

  • 1 Tablespoon whole cloves

  • 1 cinnamon stick


Pumpkin Spice Simmer Pot


  • 4 Tablespoons apple cider

  • a generous sprinkle of pumpkin spice seasoning

  • cinnamon sticks

  • ground nutmeg

  • a few drops of vanilla extract

  • 5 whole cloves


Apple slices, orange slices, cinnamon sticks on a wooden surface.

Want more fall recipes and decor?


For more simple and cozy Fall inspiration, start here! And don't miss my winter simmer pot recipe that makes an easy and sweet holiday gift!


xoxo, L


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