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Clover Honey

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + standing

Makes

4-1/2 pints

This recipe comes from my mother-in-law, Myrtress Harrington, who enjoyed the pretty golden spread over pancakes, French toast and breakfast cereal when she was a girl.—Myrtress Harrington, Steuben, Maine

Ingredients

  • 60 fresh white clover blossoms
  • 40 fresh red clover blossoms
  • 3 tablespoons wild rose petals
  • 5 pounds sugar
  • 3 cups water

Directions

  1. Wash clover and rose petals throughly in cool running water; drain well. Pat dry. Place in a large metal bowl; set aside.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring until a candy thermometer reads 220°; remove from the heat. Pour over clover and rose petals; let stand for 45 minutes.
  3. Pour through a double thickness of cheesecloth; discard clover and rose petals. Pour honey into jars; store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 123 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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