Happy Holidays From The African Bronze Honey Team!

December 16, 2022

Holiday Honey recipes

The holidays are just around the corner, and no matter how you celebrate, this time of year is the perfect time for adding a touch of sweetness with African Bronze Honey. Whether you’re hosting a family gathering or bringing an item for a work party potluck, there is no end to the many ways you can use honey in your holiday cooking and baking. 

Keep reading for some of our favourite recipes for your holiday season! Be sure to tag us in your new creations and let us know your favourite ways to use African Bronze Honey in the kitchen. 

Poached Pears with Gorgonzola & Walnuts

Nothing says the holiday season more than a rich, savoury dessert option. This easy recipe can be made ahead of time and is easily served as an appetizer or a dessert, making it one of the most versatile dishes on our list. We love this dish for its unexpected combination of the nutty flavour of the gorgonzola cheese and walnuts is the perfect counterbalance to the fruity sweetness of the honey and pears. 

Tip: Make sure to pick pears that are on the firm side, so they don’t fall apart during the poaching process. Our favourite varieties are Bosc or Anjou pears. 

Whipped Honey Butter 

The holiday season is a busy time for the host and hostesses in our lives. This simple recipe for whipped honey butter is a great way to add a special touch to your holiday gatherings using simple ingredients you already have on hand! Your guests will be raving about this whipped honey butter on their dinner rolls, desserts and even for brunch the next morning! This recipe is so easy even your kids could make it - salted butter and our African Bronze Honey… that’s it!

African Bronze Honey Turkey Brine

Christmas dinner just wouldn’t be the same without a full turkey dinner shared with family. With our honey-infused turkey brine recipe, your guests will be raving about your delicious, moist turkey that boasts just a subtle hint of sweet. We created this recipe for the 2020 holidays, so we lovingly refer to it now as our “Isolation Turkey” recipe, but if you are cooking for a crowd, this recipe can easily be multiplied for a bigger bird. 

African Bronze Honey Honey Mustard Glaze

Not a turkey fan? No problem; we have you covered with our honey mustard glaze recipe for the perfect holiday ham. Using our flavourful wild forest honey, this recipe is the perfect blend of savoury and sweet and is sure to be a hit with your guests, young and old. For those family members who might be wary of mustard, this recipe can be adjusted to amplify the sweetness of the honey to balance the mustard flavours. But don’t forget about the mustard on the side for dipping!

Honey and Goat Cheese TikTok Pasta

Shaking it up with some non-traditional cooking this holiday season? We got you covered. Our Honey and Goat Cheese TikTok Pasta recipe is our play on the viral TikTok pasta of 2021. It’s perfect to make for a large gathering, potluck or cozy night at home. And the best part? The sauce can all be made in one dish!

Honey Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

Make sure to get your greens in with this light and sweet honey poppy seed salad dressing. This homemade dressing is super easy to make and packs a bigger flavour punch than store bought dressings. We love dressing up our salads with this dressing, some fruit and a sprinkle of crunchy nut topping. Yum!

Homemade Honey Dog Treats

We couldn’t forget about our furry family members this holiday season! These savoury, sweet homemade honey dog treats use simple home ingredients you can find in your pantry and are sure to be a hit with your four-legged friends! 

Like us, some dogs have digestion problems. These healthy homemade dog treats are made from dog-safe ingredients that promote healthy digestion and include pre and probiotics. Honey, in moderation, is a great addition to your dog's diet. Honey can help with skin problems such as insect bites, eczema, scrapes and scratches, as it can reduce inflammation and its enzymes can stimulate skin growth.

And Finally, The Sweet Stuff…

It just wouldn’t be the holidays without the sweet stuff! We couldn’t pick just one of our favourite baking recipes, so we decided to add all of them here for you to choose from. Whether you’re looking to bake homemade gifts for friends or to find the perfect recipe for your next holiday party, we have the perfect honey recipe for you. Let us know which one is your favourite!

Healthy Hazelnut Spread - This is the perfect recipe for snacks, fruit dip or even for that holiday brunch you’ve been planning!

Pumpkin Pie - Some people might say that pumpkin pie is a fall food only, but we disagree. We love using our African Bronze Honey for a sweet twist on this classic pie recipe. 

African Bronze Honey Cake - Looking for a homemade gift idea for coworkers or friends? This cake is easy to make and can be made in advance and frozen for all your holiday gatherings!

Crispy Fruit Crisp - This healthy baked breakfast is perfect for a rushed Christmas morning or a cozy New Years' Day brunch at home!

Shop Our Honey

To shop our wide selection of wild forest honey and honey-infused goods, visit our website or use our Store Locator to find a retailer near you. For more recipes, be sure to visit our What’s Cookin section!

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