Saturday, October 24, 2009

Making Apple Cinnamon Garland

In the fall, I start thinking about the scent of cinnamon and apples. Each year I seem to make one more apple cinnamon garland for decorating in the cold months when the smell of apple pie makes you think of home and comfort.
Here is a post about how I make apple cinnamon garlands that lasts year after year. When they get a bit less fragrant, I just dot some of the apples with a some pure cinnamon oil and they are revived and refreshed for another year. The dried fruits are strung together on simple hemp twine.


dog trot farm said...

Thanks for sharing Patty. I have a pot of cloves, cinnamon sticks, and orange peels simmeering on the wood stove. I hope you and your family have regained your health. Blessings from Maine.

sally said...

I so love reading your blog. I have used many of your recipes, and have mentioned you on my blog.
I do not have a stove like yours or a dehydrater, what other method could I use-oven? I would love to make these.

Patty said...

Hi Sally, you could use your oven to dry them, if you have a gas oven with a pilot, then that would be enough heat to dry them, just lay them out on a cookie sheet and I would turn them a time or two to ensure even drying. If you have electric, use the very lowest setting.

Morning's Minion said...

I used a dehydrator with stacking trays to dry the apple and orange rounds after reading your post last fall. Typically, I didn't get them strung, and packed away the dried fruit into glass cannisters. Maybe [?] I'll finish the project in time to enjoy for Christmas.

sally said...

Thak you Patty, I can not wait to do this project. We are having a beautiful day here today, so the next cold snap wil have me making them. We have a mennonite bulk store near us, so I plan on buying more cinnamon sticks then.
Also, glad to see all are felling better. It is so hard to have the chief "doer" and planner not well.

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