Homemade Honey

READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
Recipe by Lennie

I have not tried this, but found it a fascinating recipe. If anyone prepares this, do let us know the results!

Top Review by Kathy Elmore

I have tried this same recipe in the past and for a nice twist, try adding some fresh blackberries to the steeping process. It adds a wonderful flavor and a great color. I recomend adding aprox. 1/3 cup of blackberries or other juicy fruit. Also bee sure to squeeze the cheesecloth when you strain the honey to get all the juice and flavor from the berries.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 10 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon alum
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups fireweed blossoms
  • 1 cup red clover blossoms
  • 2 12 cups white clover blossoms


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water, sugar and alum to a boil and boil for 10 minutes.
  2. Take off heat.
  3. Rinse off blossoms in strainer and drain well (be sure not to leave any green parts on blossoms or honey will be wild or grassy tasting).
  4. Stir in blossoms and steep for 3 hours.
  5. Remove flowers, strain through cheesecloth if necessary.
  6. Reheat to a boil, then pour into jars and seal.

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