Honey Recipes

These recipes have been gathered from the National Honey Board at https://www.honey.com/recipes. Check back often as these recipes rotate frequently!

Honey Citrus Glazed Carrots

YIELD: Makes 4 servings


1 Tbsp butter or margarine

4 cups carrots, sliced

¼ cup PITTSBURGH HONEY (Try Hot Rod Honey for an extra kick!)

½ cup chicken broth

½ cup orange zest

½ tsp orange zest, minced

1 tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper


In large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add carrots and sauté for several minutes.

Add honey, broth, orange juice and orange zest.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until carrots are cooked and liquid is thick.

Season with salt and pepper.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per serving) Calories 157 kcal; Fat 3 g; Sat Fat 2 g; Carb 33 g; Protein 2 g; Fiber 4 g; Cholesterol 8 mg, Sodium 799 mg; Potassium 465 mg; Calcium 48 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg

Chunky Apple Cranberry Sauce

YIELD: Makes 4 cups


2 cups fresh cranberries

2 tart apples, peeled, if desired, cut in 1/4-inch slices

1 cup chopped onion

1/3 cup olive oil


4 tsp. red wine vinegar

1/4 tsp. ground ginger

1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

Freshly ground black pepper


In a medium saucepan stir all ingredients. Heat to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes; stirring occasionally. Cool and refrigerate.

Cinnamon Honey Buns

YIELD: Makes 8 servings


½ Cup milk, (between 105 and 110 degrees F)

2 (¼ oz.) packages yeast

1 T sugar

2 eggs

2 T sugar


1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 ½ cups all purpose flour, plus extra for kneading the dough

¾ tsp. salt

For Filling:

1 T unsalted butter, melted


1 T sugar

12 tsp. cinnamon

For Glaze:

1 T unsalted butter, melted and cooled

5 T powdered sugar

1 T milk


1/8 tsp. cinnamon

Pinch of salt


In a small bowl, stir together the warm milk, yeast and sugar. Let stand for 10 minutes until it's foaming.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the eggs, honey and sugar. Add the yeast mixture and beat until incorporated. Beat in the butter. Switch to the dough hook and beat in the flour and salt. Continue kneading for about 10 minutes.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and continue kneading by hand for a minute until smooth. Place the dough in a buttered bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let sit in a warm spot for an hour to rise. The dough should double in size.

In a small bowl combine the melted butter and honey and, in a separate small bowl, the sugar and cinnamon. Punch down the risen dough and place on a floured surface. Roll out to approximately a 12" square. Spread the honey butter evenly over the surface and then sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar. Cut the dough into three even pieces, roll each piece like a jelly roll and loosely braid the three together. You can also skip the slicing and braiding and just roll the entire log.

Cut into 8 even pieces and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover loosely with a kitchen towel and let sit for about 15 minutes while you pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Bake for 25 minutes.

Make the glaze by whisking together the butter, powdered sugar, milk, honey, cinnamon and salt. Drizzle over the warm baked buns.