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Lemon Infused Honey

Amber Shehan February 15, 2015

Lemon InfusedHoney


Man, oh, man…is this honey good! We go through jars of this recipe more quickly than the other infused honey and syrups that we keep around the house. There is something magical about the way that the sharp sour lemon and the rich sweet honey combine…like angels dancing on your tongue!

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Lemon Infused Honey

Slice as many lemons as you need to fill your jar.

Pour in enough honey to completely cover the lemon slices. Fill it all the way to the top if you can!

Slap a lid on and put it on a windowsill, or on your kitchen counter where you can see it. That way you will remember to check it daily!

Open it every day and use a very clean spoon or chopstick to push the lemons back under the honey, or if you have a jar with a very strong seal, turn the honey over once a day. This helps to deter mold growth on the top of the fruit. The honey will get runnier each day as it pulls the moisture and oils out of the lemons.

After two weeks, strain your runny honey into a clean jar or bottle. Label it and store it in the fridge. It will ferment or go moldy at room temperature.

What can you do with lemon infused honey?

  • Drizzle it over pancakes, crepes, french toast, yogurt…anything!
  • Pour some into a tea to help soothe a cold or a cough. Whiskey is optional, but encouraged!
  • I’ve caught my husband with the jar and a spoon in the kitchen, so don’t rule that out.


You now have honey soaked lemons. There are so many awesome things you can do with honey-soaked lemons! Yum, yum, yum…

  • Chop them up into a chutney.
  • Make them into a syrup!
  • Dice them and put them in a teapot, cover with hot water and add some whiskey for a hot toddy!
  • Dehydrate them and use them in teas or spice blends.
  • Put them in a jar and cover them with vodka. Shake every now and then, strain in six weeks for a bittersweet lemon cordial. (More about tinctures & cordials)

Amber Shehan

Hi! I'm Amber Pixie, and this is my site. Enjoy the recipes, information, posts, and please feel free to message me if you have questions!


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  6. Anonymous on April 28, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    We get free honey, so I must do this.

    • Amber Pixie on April 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm

      FREE HONEY. What a lovely thing! 🙂

  7. Kat on September 29, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    I know what I’m giving for Christmas… Thank you for all the great ideas!!

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