Large pomanders recipe

Fruit Pomanders

We made these for holiday craft projects in grade school. They also doubled as inexpensive handmade gifts.

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Fruit Pomanders Recipe

Preparation Instructions

Mix all ground spices in shallow dish and set aside. Stud fruit with whole cloves spacing about 1/4" apart. Roll fruit in spice mix.

Helpful Hints

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.


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The fruit doesn't rot (or shouldn't; success rate for my pomander balls is around 80%) because the spices are a preservative.

Sandy S

I made this with my daughter when she was little. Now I would like to make it with my granddaughter. Where do I get the Orris Root Powder since it is not on your list?

Ellen C

just have a question - how come the fruit doesn't rot? it must shrivel up. want to try it though. i've always wanted to make a pomander. tks for the recipe, Ellen