And you thought only bees could make honey! This is a recipe used by my husband's grandmother. That was when you could actually purchase clover in a regular grocery store! Use ONLY organic flowers. No sprays whatsoever. Use white clover that is beginning to turn brown to add color to the honey.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
3 cups
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour water, sugar, and alum into a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and boil for 10 minutes. Skim any scum that forms on the top.

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  • Remove syrup from the heat and stir in flowers. Allow to steep for 10 minutes, then stir, and strain into storage jars.

Nutrition Facts

161 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 41.7g 13% DV; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 10.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2007
Excellent recipe. My mother made something similiar but Fireweed instead of rose petals. There is a real difference in taste. Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2007
Excellent recipe. My mother made something similiar but Fireweed instead of rose petals. There is a real difference in taste. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2010
owning a bed and breakfast this recipe is a great feature to add to the table my guest love it. so do I. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
08/10/2020
The taste is good, and the consistency for the first day was perfect. However, as the honey has sat, the sugar has crystallized and the consistency has gotten runnier. Read More
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