Pink Verbena Autumn Simmer Pot 2

There’s nothing like opening the door to your home and being greeted by a warm and inviting scent. Especially during the Autumn season where many of us may be spending more time indoors. So, to celebrate the season, we’re sharing one of our favorite Autumn Simmer Pot recipes to help bring a little bit of Fall into your home.

What You’ll Need

This recipe is simple and can be modified to fit your own personal preferences. We chose ingredients we thought were affordable, that evoke an “Autumn” feel and that can provide a pleasant sensory experience.

  • Orange Slices and Orange Peels
  • Apples Slices and Apple Peels
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Bay Leaves
  • Filtered Water
  • Apple Juice
  • Vanilla
What We Did

We first mixed about 2 quarts of, both, filtered water and apple juice, using equal parts of each. If you’re using a cook top to heat your mixture, bring it to a boil prior to adding any additional ingredients. Then, we added 5 Bay Leaves, 4 Cinnamon Sticks, 4 Oranges Slices, 6 Apple Wedges, our fruit peels and about 2 Tbsp. of Vanilla. Once you’ve achieved the blend you want, reduce your pot to a simmer. The longer your warm, fresh mix of fruit and spices cooks and mingles, the more your home will be filled with the scent of Autumn.

Save Some for Later

When you’re finished with your mixture for the day, simply pour the extra liquid into a large, empty mason jar with a lid. Store it in the fridge for later use. When you reheat the mixture, add a few more fresh slices of fruit and, perhaps, a dash of ground cinnamon or pumpkin spice to help “recharge” your simmer pot. You can also use a mason jar and share your recipe as a gift for friends or colleagues. Just add a ribbon and a decorative name tag.
Autumn Inspired Simmer Pot 3 Pink Verbena

Crock Pot vs. Cook Top

Yes, this is, technically, a simmer pot. But, we opted to break out our trusty slow cooker for this project.(see above)  We felt this was a more practical choice because a.) Your cook top isn’t crowded with an extra pot not used for cooking and b.) You can let your crock-pot cook and simmer for hours on end and adjust the temperature (Low to High) to whatever you feel comfortable with.

For those of you who love kitchen gadgetry, check out the 6 Quart Smart Slow Cooker w/ WeMo. This Wi-Fi enabled appliance helps you control the settings, temperature and cooking time on your slow cooker using the WeMo app on your smartphone. So, if you don’t feel as comfortable having your slow cooker stay on for too long while you’re away, simply switch it on a couple of hours before you head home. It’s that simple.

We hope you found this recipe useful. If you have your own simmer pot ideas you’d like to share, leave them below in the the comment section. Thanks for reading.

(This post was not sponsored.)