Did you know that sugar can be replaced by honey in most of your favorite recipes making them more healthy, more moist, and better for you? Here's how...
- Substitute honey for up to 1/2 the sugar. With experimentation, honey can be substituted for all of the sugar in some recipes.
- Reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe by 1/4 for each cup of honey used in baked goods.
- Reduce oven temperature by 25 degrees. This will prevent over-browning of baked goods.
- In baked goods, add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda for each cup of honey used.
HINT: One 12-ounce jar of honey equals one standard measuring cup.
Honey Apple Chutney Pork Chops
4-lean, center-cut pork chops (about 1-1/2 lbs)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 large tart green appole, cored and diced
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/4 cup pure RAW PA Wildflower honey
1/4 cup currants or raisins
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large, heavy skillet, brown the pork chops on both sides in oil over medium heat. Remove chops and keep warm. Add onion and garlic to pan. Cook and stir until lightly browned. Add apple. Cook and stir until soft and liquid has evaporated, about 3 mnutes. Add vinegar, stirring to dislodge caramelixed jiuces. Stir in honey and currants/raisins, season to taste with salt and pepper. Return pork chops to pan, spooning chutney over chops. Cook until chops are cooked through and glaze is syrupy, about 5 minutes. Makes 4 servings
****CONSUMING RAW OR UNDERCOOKED MEATS, POULTRY, SEAFOOD, SHELLFISH, OR EGGS MAY INCREASE YOUR RISK OF FOODBORNE ILLNESS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE CERTAIN MEDICAL CONDITIONS. Pork shoul be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees to 160 degrees.
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Honey Rhubarb Pie
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Mix together first 6 ingredients. Pour into pie shell and cover with pie dough making sure to seal edges. Cut 3 slits in the middle of the pie top to allow steam and juices to release. Bake for 40 minutes and crust is golden brown. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
Honey Fruit Pops
(paper cups and popsicle sticks can be replaced with a popsocle mold)
Directions: Whisk together water and honey in a pitcher until well blended. Place 1/4 cup fruit in each mold. Divide honey-water mixture between cups. Freeze about one hour or until partially frozen. Insert popsicle sticks, freeze until firm and ready to serve.
Optional: For more visual interest fruit mixes can be layered . Make sure to freeze between adding layers.