Alfredo Tisi/Demand Media

There’s nothing wrong with honey that has crystallized; this process is natural over time. According to Kern Honey, truly raw honey usually crystallizes, but all honey is likely to crystallize at cool temperatures. Crystallized honey doesn’t spread well and isn’t easy to measure out if you regularly use it in baking. The simplest way to remedy crystallized honey is to dissolve the crystals with heat.

Alfredo Tisi/Demand Media

Pour a couple inches of water in a shallow pan or pot.

Alfredo Tisi/Demand Media

Place the honey jar in the water.

Alfredo Tisi/Demand Media

Turn on the burner and slowly heat the water to a simmer. As the honey warms, it should be easy to stir.

Alfredo Tisi/Demand Media

Hold the jar with an oven mitt and stir the honey as it warms to dissolve the crystals.

Alfredo Tisi/Demand Media

Store the honey jar someplace warm. If you often bake or cook, store it in the cabinet above the stove. Honey will probably crystallize during the winter if the household temperature drops below 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Reheat to dissolve the crystals as often as is required.

About the Author

Dannah Swift

Based in Fort Collins, Colo., Dannah Swift has been writing since 2009. She writes about green living, careers and the home garden. Her writing has appeared on various websites. She holds a Master of Arts in English literature from the University of New Hampshire and is currently pursuing a certificate in paralegal studies.