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Usher in fall with these sweet desserts that highlight the nuances that honey can bring to baked goods. Honey flavors and colors range from the mild and pale yellow to the bold and dark amber, making this staple ingredient one of the most diverse tools in your pantry.
Bees work hard all year long producing honey from nectar. Celebrate the diverse flavor of honeys, from wildflower to goldenrod, with The Daily Meal’s picks for favorite fall desserts. Try the classic Jewish New Year honey cake, decadently rich financiers, or simply add a little honey to your favorite pumpkin pie recipe. These honey-flavored desserts will add a touch of sweetness to any crisp fall day.
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Chamomile tea bags are steeped in simmering milk, then stirred with egg yolks and honey to create a subtly sweet and floral custard. After it churns in an ice cream maker, the gelato is layered with oh-so many drizzles of honey to create Pooh-approved ribbons in every scoop. — Emma Laperruque
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Financiers are pretty much the easiest cakes to make, lightly spongy and always moist thanks to their egg white content. For these, find the darkest, richest honey you can find (I prefer dragon eye honey), brown some butter, and have them for breakfast for the rest of the week. — Jessica Chou
For the Honey Financiers recipe, click here.
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A spoonful of French honey is heaven. It has a subtle grit and texture that, to an American kid who's used to the corn syrup-like honey in the plastic bear bottle, may seem off, but it's perfection. It's thick and lovely and comes in all different colors. It's delicate and fresh and boasts subtle floral notes; you know that the bees were working hard in those lavender patches. — Sara Remington
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Vanilla and honey are two flavors that complement shortbread's warm and comforting taste, and this pie recipe combines the three in a creamy, indulgent pie. — Kayle Blogna