Honey and Baking Items

Honey Recipes

2Cs and a Bee members' prize-winning recipes:
(PSBA picnic recipe contests)

Honey Pumpkin Cake

  • 1 (29oz) can Pumpkin
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 4 tsp. Cinnamon
  • ¾ c. Applesauce (unsweetened)
  • ½ c. Oil
  • ¾ c. Sugar
  • 1 c. Honey
  • 1 c. Oatmeal
  • 2 ½ c. Flour (save 1 ½ c.)
  • 1 c. Nuts (optional, use your favorite)

Put everything but the 1½ c. flour in; mix well, then add last 1½ c.flour, and nuts. Mix well. Put in sprayed 9" x 13" pan. Bake about 55-60 min. at 325°. (Toothpick comes out almost clean.) Frost with icing below, or powder or glaze it, if you prefer.

Icing for Honey Pumkin Cake: A Touch of cinnamon
  • ½ c. Crisco
  • ½ lb. XX Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon Extract
  • ¼ tsp. Almond extract
  • 3-5 Tbsp. Water (until spreadable)

Beat 8 minutes.

~~Sharon Mummert-Wagner~~
(2008)

Honey-Wheat Banana Bread

  • 1¼ c. Flour
  • ½ c. Whole-Wheat Flour
  • ½ c. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/3 c. Mashed Bananas (about 2-3)
  • 1/3 c. Coconut
  • 4 tbsp. Softened Margarine
  • ¼ tsp. Lemon Extract
  • ½ c. Honey
  • 1 Egg

Mix together first 5 ingredients. Beat mashed bananas, then add margarine, extract, honey and egg. Beat in, then add combined dry ingredients, followed by coconut. Pour into greased and floured 8½" x 4½" loaf pan. Bake at 325° 60-75 minutes until done. Remove from pan to cool. Makes 1 loaf.

~~Tawny Hoover~~
(2007)

Honey Hermits

  • 2¼ c. Sifted Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Allspice
  • ½ tsp. Cinnamon
  • ½ c. Shortening
  • 1 c. Honey
  • ½ c. Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, well-beaten
  • 3 tbsp. Milk
  • 1 c. Seedless Raisins
  • 1 c. Cranberries
  • 1 c. Chopped Dates
  • ½ c. Chopped Nuts

Sift flour, soda, salt and spices together. Cream shortening with honey and sugar. Add eggs. Add milk, dry ingredients, fruits and nuts and mix thoroughty. Drop from teaspoon onto greased baking sheet and bake in hot oven (400°) 10 to 12 minutes. Makes about 4 dozen.

~~Jean Hazlett~~
(2006)

Honey Muffins

  • 1 c. Honey
  • 1 c. Softened Margarine
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 c. Sour Cream
  • 2 c. Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp. Salt

Combine honey and margarine in bowl. Blend in egg and sour cream. Add dry ingredients; mix just until moistened. Fill greased muffin cups or paper cups 2/3 full. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until light brown. Yield: 1½ dozen.

~~Joy Bickle~~
(2006)

Honey-Apple-Cheese Braid

  • 1 tsp. Dry Yeast
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt
  • 1 c. + 1½-2 c. Flour
  • ½ c. Water
  • 4 Tbsp. Margarine
  • 1 Lg.Egg
Apple Filling
  • 1 ½ c. Chopped Apple
  • ½ c. Water
  • ½ c. Sugar
  • 8 tsp. Cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp. Cinnamon
Cheese Filling
  • 4 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1½ tsp. RealLemon


Combine 1 c. flour, salt and yeast. Heat water and margarine to 120°-130°F. Add egg and honey; add to flour mixture. Beat until fairly sommth. Gradually add the 1½-2 c. flour to form a soft, but not too sticky dough. Cover and let rise about 1 hr. Meanwhile combine all apple filling ingredients and bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened. Cool. Combine all cheese filling ingredients and mix well. Roll dough into 15" by 9" rectangle. Place on greased baking sheet. Spread cheese filling lengthwise down center third; then apple on top. Cut about 12 strips 3" into center on both sides. Fold alternating strips at an angle across filling. Seal ends. Cover and let rise 25 minutes. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. Cool.

~~Tawny Hoover~~
(2006)

Honey-Lemon Sponge Pie

  • ½ c. Honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Flour
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 1 c. Milk
  • 1 Lemon - juice and rind
  • 3 Stiffly Beaten Egg Whites
  • 1 Unbaked Pie Shell

Cream honey and flour. Add and beat after each of yolks, milk, lemon. Fold in the egg whites. Bake in pie shell at 400° for 15 minutes; turn down to 325° and bake for 25 minutes longer.

~~Joy Bickle~~
(2006)

Sweet Potato Pie

  • 1 can (15 oz.) Sweet Potato
  • 1½ c. Marshmallow
  • 1 c. Honey
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • ½ recipe Plain Pastry (or Graham Cracker Crust)

Heat sweet potatoes and then mash until smooth. Add the next 3 ingredients. Then pour into crust. Beat egg whites until stiff. Put on top. Bake at 350°.

~~Jean Hazlett~~
(2006)

Honey Date Bars

  • 1 c. Honey
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt
  • 1/3 c. Flour
  • 1 c. Walnuts, chopped
  • 1 lb. Dates, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla

Beat honey and eggs together; set aside. Sift baking powder, flour, and salt together; add honey-egg mixture along with nuts, dates, and vanilla. Mix well. Pour mixture int greased 9½ x13 baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool in pan. Cut into 16 squares.

~~Audrey McCreary~~
(2006)

2012 Western PA Beekeeping Seminar recipes:
(From presentation by Mary Alice Gettings, MS, RD, LDN, CDE)

Honey Roasted Nuts

  • 3 c. Nuts
  • ½ c. Honey
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter or Margarine, melted
  • ½ tsp. Grated Orange Peel
  • ½ tsp. Ground Cinnamon

Combine all ingredients; mix well. Cover cookie sheet with foil. Spray foil with non-stick cooking spray. Spread nut mixture on foil. Bake at 350° Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes. Let cool. Remove from cookie sheet and break apart.
Yield: 3 cups

Honey Raspberry Iced Tea

  • 2 c. Freshly Brewed Tea
  • 2 c. Cranberry-Raspberry Juice
  • ¼ c. Honey

In large, heat-proof pitcher, whisk together all ingredients until thoroughly combined and honey is dissolved. Chill until ready to serve. To serve, pour over ice.
Yield Four 1-cup servings

Cranberry Salsa

  • 2 c. Fresh or Frozen Cranberries
  • 1 Orange, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Orange Peel, grated
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh Ginger Root,
    minced
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Jalapeno Pepper,
    seeded and chopped
  • 1/3 c. Honey
  • 2 Tbsp. Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate, thawed

Coarsely chop cranberries in food processor. Add orange, orange peel, ginger, parsley, cilantro, and jalapeno pepper; process 30 to 40 seconds or until mixture is coarsely chopped. Add honey and orange juice concentrate; process about 5 seconds more. Serve with turkey or other poultry.
Yield: 2 cups

Honey Poppy Seed Dressing

  • 1 Green Onion, minced
  • ½ c. Vegetable Oil
  • 1/3 c. Honey
  • 2 Tbsp. Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Poppy Seeds
  • ½ tsp. Dry Mustard
  • ½ tsp. Celery Seed
  • ¼ tsp. Salt

Combine all ingredients; mix well.
Yield: 1 cup

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