Smoked Honey

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Smoked Honey adds a delicious smoky flavor to any dish you typically use honey for. Whether cookies, butter, or simply a honey drizzle on a cheese plate, this easy recipe for homemade smoked honey will be the next conversation starter for your next backyard event.

It also makes a great gift for the holidays!

Smoked Honey in a mason jar with a honeycomb wood stick.
Gift smoked honey in a mason jar.

How to Smoke Honey

  1. Start with a fruit wood like apple or cherry. The sweeter flavor will complement the honey versus a more pronounced smoky flavor like mesquite or oak.
  2. Place the honey in a smoker safe dish, we use a glass dish. Some honey will be very thick, if the honey is very thick, add some water to thin out the honey. The water will keep the honey viscous, and cook out over time.
  3. Smoke for two hours, remove and let cool. If you go longer it will get a stronger smoke flavor.

Pro tip: If your smoker is ashy, place a cheese cloth over the honey, before smoking, so the ash is prevented from getting into the honey.

What Temperature do I Smoke Honey?

Smoke at a range of 160 degrees F to 200 degrees F. Any higher and their is potential for the honey to boil or caramelize, and we don’t want that. You can cold smoke as well, or keeping the temperature under 90 degrees, but we prefer a hotter temperature for flavor.

Smoked Honey in a small glass jar with a wooden honey stick dipped in.

What do I do with Smoked Honey?

This awesome honey can be used in a variety of ways:

The ideas are endless!

How do I store Honey?

Place the honey in a glass mason jar and store in a cool dark place, as you would regular honey. It will last months, so consider making big batches. Be sure to label the honey as “Smoked”. You don’t want your mother in law to use it for tea by “accident”.

Homemade Smoked Honey in a mason jar with a honey dipper stick

Holiday Gift Idea

Consider placing into 8oz Mason Jars and giving a Wooden Honeycomb Stick to serve.

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Smoked Honey in a mason jar with a wood honeycomb stick
4.67 from 3 votes

Smoked Honey Recipe

Smoked honey adds a delicious smoky flavor to any dish you typically use honey for. Find out how easy it is to make homemade smoked honey to wow your friends or give as a gift this holiday season.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 ounces


  • 8 ounces local honey
  • 1/4 cup water, optional


  • Preheat smoker to 200 degrees Fahrenheit using fruit wood.
  • Place honey in a smoker safe dish. We use a glass dish. Optional: If the honey is very thick add the water and stir. Place on smoker.
  • Smoke for up to four hours, keeping the heat in the smoker under 200 degrees F to prevent burning or caramelizing the honey. If your cooker has wide temperature swings, keep the core temperature of smoker closer to 160 – 180 degrees F.
  • Remove from smoker and let cool, strain off any ash if any. Serve on its own, or in your favorite recipes. Store in a glass mason jar for up to six months.


*This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to make larger quantities. 


Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 ounces
Calories: 86
Keyword: holiday gift ideas food, homemade honey, Smoked Honey
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