Cloved Oranges, also known as Orange Pomanders

I know that this isn’t a recipe, but I feel like seeing as it involved cloves and oranges that it is close enough. I never knew that these were called Orange Pomanders until this year. I’ve been doing these every year at Christmas for as long as I can remember. They smell absolutely fantastic and look lovely in a bowl or on a table. The oil from the orange comes out through the clove and you get a fantastic fragrant mix of orange and spice wafting through your house.

What you need:

  • Whole Cloves
  • Navel Oranges
  • A Thimble
  • Christmas Music of your choice for listening


  1. Push cloves into the rind of the orange in any pattern which you would like.
  2. Put in a bowl for display purposes.