Rescuing Crystallized Honey

“How many times have I gone to the cupboard to get some honey only to find it completely solid? Now sometimes, it might not matter, But there are times when you really need it to be liquid. So you zap it in the microwave or maybe even take the time to heat it in the water bath. Then you come back the next day to find it crystallized again. Frustrating! I just learned this little chemistry trick to rescue the honey permanently and I couldn’t be happier!” – April Ferre

Rescuing Crystallized Honey

Course: Miscellaneous


  • 1 Cup Crystallized Honey
  • 2 Teaspoons Light Corn Syrup


  • Combine honey and corn syrup in a mason or other glass jar.
  • Place jar in a small saucepan with about an inch of water. Heat the water until it is hot, but not boiling and then reduce heat to low to maintain the water temperature.
  • Stir honey occasionally until it is smooth.
  • The time will vary depending on how crystallized your honey has become. Be patient and do this slowly and gently for best results.

2023 Recipe – April Ferre – From Cook’s Illustrated