We made these for holiday craft projects in grade school. They also doubled as inexpensive handmade gifts. You can try any fruit for this project, but citrus fruits tend to work the best.
Adorn your dinner table with these festive and fragrant decorations. Pomander is an anglicized version of the French "pomme d'ambre," meaning amber apple; a decorative ball that held perfumes and incense.
Submitted by: Lisa from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mix all ground spices in shallow dish and set aside.
Stud fruit with whole cloves spacing about 1/4" apart.
Roll fruit in the spice mix.
Before studding your fruit with cloves, you can use a bartender's citrus peeler/grater tool to artistically cut away line of zest from the skin.
Using a knitting needle, skewer, or other sharp narrow object to poke holes in the fruit before inserting cloves will make this much easier. Tie a festive ribbon around the fruit and hang as a holiday decoration. This will last for years and can be used in closets to ward off moths.