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Lemon Honey

By Chelsea Sugar
Lemon Honey
2 servings
  • 29 reviews

  • Difficulty
  • Prep time 10 mins
  • Cooking time 8 mins
  • Serves

    4 eggs
    1 1/2 cups Chelsea White Sugar
    100g butter, cut into little pieces
    grated rind and juice of 2 lemons


    Place the eggs and Chelsea Sugar in a large microwave proof bowl or jug. Whisk with a wire whisk, until well combined. Add the butter, lemon juice and rind. Microwave on high for 8- 10 minutes, stirring every minute, until the mixture is smooth, thick and creamy.
    Cool for 5 minutes then pour into warm clean jars. Seal when cold and store in the fridge. Keeps for up to 2 months.
    Perfect on toast, ice cream or serve with lemon cakes or in tarts.

    Tip: To make passionfruit honey, replace the lemon measure above with 1/4 cup passionfruit pulp and the grated rind and juice of 1 lemon. Follow the same instructions.

    Serves 2 cups.

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Average Rating
(29 reviews)

Fabulous easy recipe and for heaven sake get over those that don't like the old old it what you like. Mine is lemon Curd. Great for presents

I have made this recipe twice in the last week. Love it, so easy doing it in the microwave.

Easy recipe, works well. Delicious Lemon Honey

This recipe has become a family favourite and I have people asking me to make it for them, all the time now. Love it.

Great easy recipe, less cleanup from the old ways, to the ones that keep saying don't call it honey, this is a very very old name, and obviously the honey part of the name is named for the lovely consistency rather than it meaning honey.

So easy to make and enjoyed by the family.

For those that don't like being called honey, perhaps lemon spread will suffice.

Really easy recipe and tastes delicious. I cooked for the full 10 mins and the result is lovely and thick. 8 mins would have been fine and would result in a slightly runnier version. Remember it keeps thickening up a little while cooling in the jar.

very easy and quick to eat. yum, yum yum...

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Easy and very scummy, happily make again

Great microwave recipe but why call it lemon HONEY? I thought it had honey in it......

For People complaining about the name and it not being honey it’s actually years & years old so don’t blame Chelsea blame your Nana’s or even Nana’s Nana !!

Omg this microwave version is a revelation. I've been making it in a double boiler for years. You've just saved me so much time and clean up! Recipe is delicious. I add lime sometimes too if I have them on the tree.

Kids have gone now I'm making lemon honey.....
But looks and tastes great easy to make.

It may be tasty, but It's not honey if it's made from sugar!
Please don't call it that.

Super easy to make & tastes delicious! I don't have a double boiler so I have been looking for a microwave version.

So quick and easy. Love this recipe I doubled the recipe and put in 1/2 a cup less sugar.

Super easy

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love it

Outstanding results and I doubled the recipe.
I have always whisked for hours on the stove but I will only ever use this microwave recipe again.
I added equal quantities of cream cheese to lemon curd and pour into a blind baked pastry shell and bake until set, to make a divine light cheesecake.

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Easy peasy and tastes great.


I just love making this recipe. If I make it for my sister or brother (dairy and gluten free) I replace the butter with coconut butter comes out the same

well I tried to do as the recipe said, but it boiled and has come out sort of curdled not what I wanted!!!!

This recipe is fantastic

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i thougt only bees produce honey !

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Was too sweet for me, but I'll add a bit more zest next time.

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I use 4 lemons and no zest. Have made it regularly over the years. It's a real favourite.

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Love this recipe great flavour, so easy to make!! Definitely make it again.

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