Essence of Summer * Raspberry-Honey

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Debber

Our raspberry patch and our bees get the credit for this one! Perfect on your English muffins, scones, toast and to use as a glaze for chicken, pork or ham. Vary the spices and you'll have a whole different "essence." Let me know your favorites, please...we're doing a market survey and will be selling this to our poultry customers this summer. Thanks!

Top Review by Mandy

What a great idea for those half eaten jars of jam at the back of the fridge. I used plum & raspberry jam with the cinnamon. I nuked my honey for about 15 secs to make it easier to mix, can't wait to have this on my toast in the morning. A great gift idea too!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 quart honey (light)
  • 2 cups raspberry jam
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (see below)


  1. Combine honey, jam and cinnamon (don't stir too vigorously or you'll incorporate air into the mixture and you DO NOT want to do that).
  2. Store in pretty jars (give as gifts); keep in a cool, dark place.
  3. Try substituting any of these different spices to come up with a different seasonal "essence" such as.
  4. SPRING ESSENCE: lavendar buds (organic, you don't want to eat any sprays!).
  5. SUMMER ESSENCE: coriander, chive buds.
  6. AUTUMN ESSENCE: allspice, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon.
  7. WINTER ESSENCE: cinnamon, nutmeg.
  8. ***On the FLIP side: How about a completely different berry or jam? Like blueberry, boysenberry, orange marmalade, etc.***.
  9. Feedback on this will help us decide what to pitch to our customers. Thanks bunches!

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