As we process our fall apples, we dry the apple cores instead of tossing them in the garbage. Apple Pomander Sachets are one way these dried throw-aways can be used. The sachets are less time consuming to make than traditional pomanders. Because they are so easy to prepare they make a wonderful project for younger children.
Apple Pomander Sachets are lovely package and tree decorations. Or, fill a crystal bowl with the colorful, fragrant sachets. Tie them into bows, attach them to wreaths – the possibilities are endless. After the holidays, let sachets spice up your linen drawers; their pungent ingredients will repel moths.
Combine: 2 cups of dried apple core with 2 cups of water. Soak until rehydrated. Blend cores until they form a coarse pulp, adding more water if necessary.
Place in a bowl and add the following ground spices:
Mix thoroughly. Using about a tablespoon of mixture, form small balls. Roll balls in spice mixture used in traditional recipe.
Wrap balls in nylon organdy or netting. Tie with thread or use a small piece of wire to twist closed.
Place in dehydrator and dry at medium heat until hard.
Remove temporary tie. Tighten netting. Wrap with a second piece of netting of the same or complimentary color. Tie with a small satin ribbon.