For holiday gifts and treats, try these great recipes preserved in honey
In my family, no holiday gathering is complete without an array of jellies, chutneys and other condiments. We typically have at least two dueling versions of cranberry sauce, some manner of chutney, and a jar or two of homemade jam to eat with warm scones.
Recently, I have found myself using less sugar and more honey in my beloved holiday condiments. The resulting preserves are still plenty flavorful, but without the teeth-aching sweetness they once had.
When it comes to preserving with honey, there are just a couple things you should know. The first is that you’ll often end up with a slightly softer set than with sugar. Second, honey-sweetened preserves don’t keep as long as sugar-sweetened ones. If you don’t think you’re going to get through a whole batch quickly, either can or freeze it for longer storage.