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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.

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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

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Ingredients:
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
Directions:
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.

Yield:
1 Honeyed Apple Crisp
Credit:
Lynn Ogryzlo - The Ontario Table