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Honey will never expire: The acid content is so high that bacteria can't survive and multiply. The high acidity comes from the super-concentrated sugar solution, with only 1/5 of the original water content. But if you leave your honey unsealed, it will absorb water from the air and create a less acidic environment where bacteria can thrive. Bottom line: If you want to keep any honey good forever, keep a lid on it. You'll love the intense flavor of this infused honey. Use it in salad dressings or marinades; drizzle over cheese, toast, or ice cream; or package in a cute jar, give as a gift, and make someone very happy.

Recipe by Cooking Light August 2016


Credit: Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe Summary

1 hr 15 mins
Serves 36 (serving size: about 2 tsp.)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place all the chipotle chiles and 5 of the chiles de árbol in a mini food processor. Pulse until chiles are coarsely chopped. Combine chile mixture, honey, and salt in a small saucepan over medium-low heat; cook 15 minutes, keeping temperature under 180°F. Remove pan from heat; cool 1 hour.

  • Place remaining chile de árbol in a 2-cup glass jar with a sealable lid. Strain honey mixture through a fine sieve into jar, discarding solids. Seal jar, and store honey at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

43 calories; carbohydrates 12g; sodium 14mg; calcium 1mg.