A wooden honey spoon with pure honey dripping from it
The Best Tip For De-Crystallizing Honey Is Easier Than You Thought
By Alli Neal
Honey tends to crystallize, and while that can be a major pain, it doesn't mean you need to throw it away and buy new honey. To de-crystallize it, simply put your jar of honey into a heatproof bowl, pour boiling water around it, and let it soak for about 20 to 30 minutes — or, you can just prevent crystallization from happening in the first place with this tip.
As soon as you open a container of honey, its water content starts evaporating and the glucose molecules begin to bind together, thus crystallizing it, evidence that it is a natural and raw product. Chefs at America's Test Kitchen found that adding two teaspoons of light corn syrup per cup of honey prevented honey from crystallizing at all.
While you can use crystallized honey, it's harder to spread or drizzle and won’t incorporate into baking recipes properly, but using it in any recipe that calls for heating honey (or adding it to your coffee) will work just fine. When starting a recipe that needs honey, check for crystallization right away, and give it a warm bath if necessary.