Cinnamon Honey Salad Croutons
- 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 2 cups cubed cinnamon-raisin bread, crust removed
Combine melted butter and honey; mix well. Combine with cinnamon-raisin bread; toss until cubes are coated. Spread out on baking sheet and bake at 275°F 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp and lightly toasted.
Honey Blossom Cocktail
- 1 oz. rum
- 5 oz. orange juice
- 1 oz. Honey Simple Syrup (honey and water)
Mix 4 parts honey to 1 part hot water in a saucepan. Heat gently over medium-low heat until the mixture reaches a simmer. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. To store, transfer the syrup to a squeeze bottle or covered drink pourer for easy pouring. Store at room temperature.Build in order over ice in a 12-oz. glass and stir.
Honey Baked Apples
- 1/2 cup honey, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
- 4 baking apples, pared 1/3 way down from top and cored
Blend 1/4 cup honey with orange peel and cinnamon; set aside. Arrange apples in 9-inch round or 8-inch square microwave-safe baking dish. Fill center of each apple with 1 tablespoon honey mixture. Cover with plastic wrap; vent. Microwave on HIGH (100%) until almost tender; rotate dish 1/4 turn halfway through cooking time. Drizzle remaining honey over apples and allow to stand 2 to 3 minutes.
Cinnamon Honey Buns
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened and divided
- 1/2 cup honey, divided
- 1/2 cup chopped toasted nuts, optional
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 lb. frozen bread dough, thawed according to package directions
- 2/3 cup raisins
Grease 12 muffin cups with 1 Tablespoon butter. To prepare honey nut topping, mix together 1 Tablespoon butter, 1/4 cup honey and chopped nuts. Place 1 teaspoon topping in each muffin cup. To prepare filling, mix together remaining 2 Tablespoons butter, remaining 1/4 cup honey and cinnamon. Roll out bread dough onto floured surface into 18 x 8-inch rectangle. Spread filling evenly over dough. Sprinkle evenly with raisins. Starting with long side, roll dough into log. Cut log into 12 (1-1/2-inch) slices. Place 1 slice, cut-side up, into each prepared muffin cup. Set muffin pan in warm place; let dough rise for 30 minutes. Place muffin pan on foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 375°F. 20 minutes or until buns are golden brown. Remove from oven; cool in pan 5 minutes. Invert muffin pan to remove buns.
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