Simmering Apple Potpourri (3 Ways)
You Will Need
Ginger Orange
  • 3 cups water (or enough to cover the fruit and spices)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 oranges cut into wedges or 1 cup dried orange peel or 2 cups fresh orange peel
  • ¼ cup grated or thinly sliced fresh ginger or 2 Tbs. dried ground ginger
Cinnamon Apple
  • 1 quart water (or enough to cover the fruit and spices)
  • 2 apples cut into slices or 1 cup dried apple peel or 2 cups fresh peels and/or cores, organic if possible
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Tbs. whole cloves or 1½ Tbs. ground cloves (I think whole have a stronger scent and I love these cloves)
Apple Cider Chai
  1. Combine all of the ingredients together in a saucepan or crockpot and heat on low. Adjust measurements to your preference
  2. Add more liquid as needed as it evaporates.
  3. Discard after awhile if the mix starts to smell or look "off." I've never done one for more than a week.
Recipe by Scratch Mommy at