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Serving up the North: Honey

The CBC's Jenifer Norwell stopped by Bee-Care-Full Apiary in Hanmer to hear more about honey.

Bees at Bee-Care-Full Apiary in Hanmer. (Jenifer Norwell/CBC)

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Here's Honey Ontario's substitutions for Honey for Sugar:

Use the same amount of honey and cut the liquid by one quarter, for example:

1 cup sugar + 1 cup milk = 1 cup honey + 3/4 cup milk

Replace sugar with three quarters of honey, for example:

1 cup sugar = 3/4 cup honey

Honeyed Apple Crisp


3/4 cup (180 mL) all purpose flour
1 teaspoon (5 mL) cinnamon
1/2 cup (125 mL) butter, softened
1/4 cup (60 mL) Ontario honey
3/4 cup (180 mL) quick cooking rolled oats
8 apples, quartered and sliced, peels reserved
1/4 cup (60 mL) Ontario honey
Warm Apple au Jus

1 handful apple peelings
1/2 cup (125 mL) water
2 tablespoons (30 mL) Ontario honey
Beat flour, cinnamon, butter and honey until smooth. Add oats and continue to beat until mixture is crumbly. Set aside. Meanwhile, toss the apples with honey in a bowl. Transfer them into 2-quart baking dish. Bake at 350 degree F (180 C) for 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden. Serve with apple au jus or ice cream. Makes 1 honeyed apple crumble.

Warm Apple Au Jus

Combine all ingredients in saucepan and bring to boil. Simmer, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until mixture turns pink. Strain out apple peelings and drizzle warm apple au jus over honeyed apple crumble. Makes about 1/2 cup.

1 Honeyed Apple Crisp
Lynn Ogryzlo - The Ontario Table