These recipes are the bee’s knees. Golden and delicious, this collection of honey baked goods is perfect for your Valentine’s Day honey. From a rich chocolate tart topped with honey-glazed pecans and a caramelized almond-laden German “Bee Sting Cake” to 10-Layer Spiced Russian Honey Cake and a sweet honey ricotta strudel, these recipes are worth falling for.
If you like a pie with some crunch, this is the recipe for you. Our remix on the classic pecan pie abounds with texture. Smooth orange blossom honey and a tender Pâte Brisée crust soften the unique blend of pine nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, and walnuts. For more pie recipes, look to our Apple Cheddar Pie, Mexican Chocolate Fudge Pie, and Chai Spice Caramel Pie!
We combined honey with pear preserves to create a silky filling that packs every bite with layers of fruit and spice. Find more delicious bread recipes in our Bread Special Issue.
3. Cherry, Almond, Pistachio, and Honey Nougat
While paying homage to the original combination of pistachios, almonds, and cherries found in traditional French Nougat De Montélimar, we included a warm note of caramelized honey. Find more confection recipes in our November/December 2017 Issue.
4. Oversized Honey Ricotta Strudel
We opted for a creamy honey topping, a thicker version of honey that, unlike liquid honey, contains a crystalline structure that makes it ideal for spreading. Bonus points? The pastry’s 13×9-inch shape allows you to get extravagant with the portions.
5. 10-Layer Spiced Russian Honey Cake
With the texture of soft, spongy gingerbread, this honey-infused cake feels more like a cookie. Although some versions do not include spices, we couldn’t help but throw in a little ginger, cloves, and allspice for enhanced flavor.