It's easy to buy hot honey, but just as easy (in my opinion) to make it at home. Drizzle it over roasted meats or vegetables, or use it to spice up a salad dressing. You can also mix it into soft butter to serve over biscuits. Yum!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 /2 cup
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine honey, vinegar, red pepper flakes, thyme, smoked paprika, and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature so flavors infuse, about 30 minutes. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

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Cook's Notes:

Vary the flavor profile to suit your tastes. Rosemary sprigs, orange peels, and crushed fennel seeds are all delicious additions.

Strain out the solids if you prefer not to see them in the final dish.

Nutrition Facts

138 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 36.7g; fat 0.3g; sodium 242.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2020
This is very good and easy to make. I made exactly as written including the thyme and smoked paprika. This will become a staple for me. It is great on bread/biscuits with butter. I will try it as a glaze for grilled salmon soon. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 3
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2020
This is very good and easy to make. I made exactly as written including the thyme and smoked paprika. This will become a staple for me. It is great on bread/biscuits with butter. I will try it as a glaze for grilled salmon soon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2020
I left out the thyme (don't like it) and forgot the salt, but this was still amazing. We had it with egg rolls, Vietnamese spring rolls and on biscuits. I mixed a big spoonful into the peanut sauce for our spring rolls and made it extra yumm. I had never even heard of hot honey before, but I'm glad I have it now! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2020
Loved it! So did the kids. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2021
12.17.20 ... Hot Honey ...A little twangy - the vinegar. Slightly sweet - the honey. Duh. I halved the pepper & it was still a medium heat, but it didn't last - the spicy sensation. It made its mark & left quickly. Yup, hot honey. I used on cooked carrots. Maybe ham would be a better pair-up. Oh, I omitted the thyme. Read More