Spiced Orange Honey

There’s nothing like a hot cup of tea on a cold Winter morning. Honey is delicious addition. It’s especially delicious when flavored with orange and cinnamon.
It’s also perfect for gift giving, which is what I’m doing with it this Christmas.

It can be put into canning  jars or flip top glass jars and left on the counter for use. When stored in a cool, dry place, it last’s for 6 months.

It is super easy to make:

Sterilize your glass jars and covers in boiling water for 10 minutes. Let dry.

In a saucepan big enough to hold the amount of honey you are making.

Place two cloves in each orange slice. 

Using a fine meshed grater, grate orange zest. About 1 teaspoon per jar.

Put cinnamon sticks, orange slices, zest  and honey into the saucepan.

Bring to a boil over medium heat (make sure to watch this, it can boil over in no time).

Remove from heat.

Remove orange slices from saucepan and discard.

Place a cinnamon stick in each jar.

Ladle hot honey into jars.

Secure with 2 piece canning caps or flip top glass jar covers.


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Spiced Orange Honey

  • Author: Afoodieaffair


This spiced honey is perfect for putting on oatmeal, adding to tea or anything you like adding honey to.



2 vanilla beans, split lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved (see note 1)
10 or so whole cloves
2 tsp. orange zest
16 ounces honey


Sterilize jar or jars along with tight fitting lids in simmering water for 10 minutes. Let dry. (See note 2)

In a saucepan heat honey just until warm.

Place vanilla beans and reserved seeds, cloves and orange zest in jar(s). Top with honey. Secure lid. Rotate jar to evenly distribute ingredients.

Store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.


I made with cinnamon sticks instead of the vanilla beans because of cost. You can use either.

I put them in those tiny Ball canning jars because I made for gift giving. You could use larger jars if they are for your own use.

Recipe can be halved if just making for yourself.




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