A finger-licking vegan honey recipe made by simply reducing apple juice and sugar syrup to a thick gooey constancy. It is flavored with chamomile flower tea bags to give it a more honey like flavor.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword: apple, honey, vegan honey
Author: Get Set Vegan
2Chamomile tea bags
Wash and remove surface wax from the apples. The best way is to leave them in very hot water for a minute and then scrub with a dry rough towel. You can add some vinegar and baking soda to the water, this will help in breaking the wax coat faster.
Cut apples into 4 to 6 slices and remove seeds. Do not peel apples as natural pectin in the apple peel will help in the thickening of the syrup.
Transfer apple slices into a food processor and pour over half a cup of water. Blend until pureed. It should be smooth enough that juice can easily be separated from the pulp.
Separate the juice from pulp using a strainer or a nut milk bag, whatever is available. This will yield approximately 3 cups of apple juice.
In a pot, combine the apple juice, lemon juice, raw sugar and chamomile tea bags. Bring it to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium.
Remove the tea bags after two minutes of cooking as they can tear apart while stirring and will be difficult to remove once the syrup gets to a sticky consistency.
Let the liquid reduce to about half. To check the desired thickness, let the syrup drip from the spoon. If the drippings are forming a string-like shape it is all done. This may take 20 to 25 minutes. Keep your eye on this so it doesn't boil over, caramelizes or burn.
Cooldown the mixture over a cold-water bath and transfer into a glass bottle.
Enjoy this aromatic vegan honey.
If a metal strainer is not working in your case you can use a nut milk bag instead.
You can save time by using two cups of organic pressed apple juice. It works just as well. Do not add additional ½ cup of water and simply take 3 cups of organic apple juice.