A Fall Simmer Pot to Make Your House Smell Amazing

Want your home to smell like the autumn season? This Fall simmer pot recipe can be made quickly on your stovetop. Your home will smell amazing!

This time of year, I love putting a pot of water on the stove and adding in some fall spices. It makes the whole house smell just like autumn!

Orange and apple slices simmering in a Fall Simmer Pot on the stove.

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Close your eyes.

Go ahead…close them.

Picture a blue sky with crisp air, swirling leaves, hot apple cider, your favorite cozy sweater, and a pumpkin spice latte in your hand.

It’s Fall, Y’All!

(As a born and bred Nebraskan, I’ve been dying to say that!)

It is Fall in all its glory and all the phenomenal sights, sounds, textures, tastes…

…and smells!

Oh, the glorious smells!

Today, I am sharing a way to fill your home with the glorious smell of Fall through a stovetop simmer pot recipe!

Creating Your Fall Simmer Pot

This could not be easier!

Grab a large pot.

Any large pot will do!

Fill this pot about 3/4 full.

And add the following…

A tray of ingredients including apples, oranges, vanilla, cinnamon sticks, and whole cloves.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Whole cloves and cinnamon sticks in small bowls.

Slice the apples and oranges and toss in the pot.

Sliced orange ready to go into the Fall simmer pot.

Simply add all of the ingredients to the pot and let it simmer on low heat on your stovetop. (No boiling please!)

Adding vanilla to the Fall simmer pot.

Simmer Down Now!

That’s it!

Let this simmer all day long.

You can even simmer it the next day too!

The long cook time means that the scent will permeate your entire house.

A crock pot is a good option…let it simmer with the lid off for 48 hours. Lovely!

And who doesn’t love coming home to a warm, cozy house that smells amazing? Trust us, your friends and family will be asking you for this recipe in no time.

A bowl of whole cloves with a small wooden spoon.

Create Your Own Signature Fall Simmer Pot

You can add other ingredients and personalize it!

That is the beauty of this…create your own signature simmer pot!

Try adding any of these

  • Bay Leaf
  • Rosemary
  • Lemons
  • Fresh ginger
  • Allspice
  • Limes
  • Cardamon
  • Get creative!

You’ll start to smell the deliciousness wafting through your home in no time!

A blue and white bowl holding cinnamon sticks.

The weather is cooling down (finally!), the leaves are changing color, and pumpkin spice everything is showing up in all the stores.

It can only mean one thing – Fall is officially here!

And with Fall comes all of the amazing smells associated with this time of year. Create your very own Fall simmer pot using orange and apple slices, a variety of spices, and, honestly, just about anything in your kitchen cupboard that makes you think of Fall!

What will you add to your pot? Let me know!


p.s. Decorate your front door with one of my top ten favorite fall wreaths!

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  1. Ahhh, perfect suggestion! Aaaaand you’ve reminded me I NEED to do this! The aromas are the best part of fall…well that and the sugared hot cider donuts at the local orchards…

    1. You had me at sugared hot cider donuts! Now, this is the next thing on my list! Thanks for reading, Janet! Happy Fall decorating!

  2. oh Missy! You’ve reminded me of what I’ve been missing. It’s cooling down here in the evenings and I love the idea of simmering a pot of spices! Thank you! Susan

    1. Hi Susan! I had kind of forgotten about a simmer pot because it has been so hot here. Now that it is cool, we are simmering away! Thanks, Suan! ~Missy

    1. Thank you so much for including my Fall simmer pot in your post! So fun to be included with all the other fall inspiration!

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