Vegans seem to be split on the issue of bees and the consumption of honey. There is a company out there marketing Vegan Apple Honey. I haven’t been able to find it, but looking at the ingredients, there is absolutely no reason why you can’t attempt this at home.
So I decided to try an experiment of sorts. If you have ever made a balsamic reduction, this is essentially the same process. You can make your own apple juice, but I just purchased an organic 100% pure apple juice.
2 cups of pure apple juice (no additives or preservatives), 1 cup of vegan sugar and a teaspoon of lemon juice are brought to a boil over medium high heat and then reduced by half. You can see the metamorphosis here.
The end result looks just like honey, but no bees were harmed in the making of this sweetener. If you’re interested in this cute honey pot, I found it here.
The texture is spot-on. While the taste is not exactly like honey, oh my GOSH is it good! You get sweetness and a hint of apple. I made a vegan honey mustard dipping sauce with it and it was amazing! I can just imagine it on these biscuits!
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Vegan Apple Honey
- 2 c Pure Apple Juice NO additives or preservatives
- 1 c Vegan Sugar
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
In a large saucepan over medium high heat, add all of the ingredients.
Bring to a boil and then slightly reduce heat so that it's still bubbling, but won't boil over. Whisk occasionally.
Reduce the liquids by half. You should end up with about 1 cup or less and you'll notice the color darken considerably as you get closer. It will continue to thicken as it cools.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.