30 Nov, 2015 The Twister Fruit Picker®: Add fresh fragrance to your home by making Potpourri with harvested fruit.
The Twister Fruit Picker® is perfect for picking a large variety of fruit. As the cooler weather approaches and we spend more time indoors, making a natural fruit potpourri will add a crisp, fresh scent to your home. We found a number of different links for making both dry and simmering potpourri. Both DIY Natural Fruit Potpourri and eHow have directions for how to make dried fruit potpourri. This recipe for simmering potpourri would also be a fragrant way to use those excess apples or oranges.
Because it is fall/apple harvest season we found an apple spice potpourri that we tried.We followed the recipe on the website except:
- The oven was preheated to 250 degrees instead of 150 because after checking apples they seemed to be very moist.
- We baked the apples for 2 hours instead of 30 minutes. Some of our apple slices may have been a little thicker than was ideal, but the higher oven temperature and longer time seemed to solve the problem. We turned the apples every 30 minutes.
- A pumpkin spice blend was used in place of allspice. Its main ingredients were allspice, nutmeg, vanilla beans and coriander.
The ending result was a very fragrant spice apple potpourri with no harmful chemicals. . It smelled like we had been baking all day and was simple to make. The apples need to be checked frequently until they are completely dry.
Note: If sliced horizontally across the core there will be a “star” in the center of each apple slice.
Harvest your fruit with The Twister Fruit Picker® and enjoy making a fresh fruit potpourri that will add a natural spicy fragrance to your home. Happy Picking!