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Fun for the Holidays

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Hey all –

Here at Sugargrove Apiaries, we know that the holidays are a beautiful time of creating new memories with friends and family, but can also be very stressful and time-consuming. Something that always adds a little stress for us is deciding what to cook or bake for all of the various gatherings we attend. So, in anticipation that you might need some new dishes and added sweetness in your holiday recipe stable, here are a few delicious-looking recipes featuring honey. If you happen to find any of them tantalizing enough to make we’d be happy to provide you with the honey that you need (selling in 1lb, 2lb, or 1 gallon containers). Feel free to brag on your local ingredients! 🙂
Main Dishes:

Honey and Rosemary Brined Turkey with Herb Riesling Gravy

Slow Cooker Holiday Spiral Ham

Honey-Glazed Turkey
Sides:

Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Honey

Gingered Carrots with Honey

Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Honey

Cranberry Orange Sauce

Estelle’s Roasted Apples and Sweet Potatoes with Honey-Bourbon Glaze (this one was easier to copy/paste)
5 large sweet potatoes
3 Golden Delicious apples
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup bourbon
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Wash sweet potatoes, and place on a baking sheet; prick with a fork. Bake at 400° for 1 hour or until almost tender. Remove from oven. Let stand 45 minutes or until cooled.
Meanwhile, peel and core apples.

Slice apples into 1/3″ thick wedges; toss with lemon juice in a bowl.
Peel cooled potatoes, and slice 1/3″ thick. Arrange potatoes and apples alternately in a greased 13″ x 9″ baking dish. Pour remaining lemon juice over potatoes and apples.
Combine brown sugar and next 6 ingredients in a saucepan, stirring well. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally; boil 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Pour glaze over potatoes and apples. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven; baste with glaze in bottom of dish, and sprinkle nuts across top. Bake 14 to 15 more minutes or until apples look roasted. Baste with glaze just before serving.
Dessert:

Sue Bee Honey Pecan Pie – Please invite me over if you make this one!

Some of my inspiration comes from the good folks at Sioux Honey, and you can check out more recipes they like here:

13 Thanksgiving Recipes with Honey

11 Thanksgiving Side Dishes with Honey

We hope that you can find a new dish to get excited about within the links above. As always we’d love to help you with your honey-related needs and remember; be thankful for the bees!

Paz,

Ryan

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