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.

5 comments:

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...

Patty,
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.
Sally

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.
Sally

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