Clover Honey

READY IN: 17mins
Recipe by Aroostook

My neighbor, Dot Warman, ( she's 101 now) used to make this and give it out for gifts. This is a fun summer recipe to make with kids. You won't believe it's not the real thing! =) PS Just make sure the clover and roses have no spray or other chemicals on them.

Top Review by ItalianMama

Excellent recipe - thank you so much! I had no idea you could make "honey" this way. It's very close to the real thing, and I love that I can customize it to change the flavors a bit. The first time, I made it with white clover, white and red roses, honeysuckle, and a few raspberries tossed in for a hint of fruity flavor. The second time, I made it as stated. Wonderful both times! I made a half recipe both times because this makes quite a bit! Oh, and I found that adding a tablespoon or two of corn syrup really helps to prevent crystallization. BTW, you must try this in lemonade (substitute for the sugar). It gives it a wonderful floral hint to it. Mmmmm . . .

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 10 cups white sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 36 white clover blossoms
  • 18 red clover blossoms
  • 3 pink roses (the petals of)
  • 1 teaspoon alum


  1. Pick blossoms and set aside.
  2. In a medium pot, bring sugar and water to a boil for 6-7 minutes.
  3. Stir in alum.
  4. Remove from heat and add blossoms.
  5. Let stand for 20 minutes.
  6. Strain through a double layer of cheesecloth and bottle.

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