Celebrate National Dessert Day with Honey Dessert Recipes

Today we celebrate National Dessert Day, and with it, a plethora of honey dessert recipes. Since National Dessert Day is in October we picked our favorite fall-inspired treats so as to not overwhelm anyone.

Using honey to sweeten your food is healthier than using processed cane sugar since it has a lower glycemic index and more nutrients. Honey also doesn’t overpower the other ingredients in your recipes, making it the perfect addition to your kitchen, even baking with honey is preferable than using sugar.

Celebrating National Dessert Day with Eastern Shore Honey

We make these honey poached pears with 10 ingredients. A little honey, vanilla, lemon juice, and brandy bring big flavor from farm to table. These pears are so beautiful, it’s hard to believe they take less than 30 minutes to make.

Learn how to make honey poached pears and impress your guests with very little fuss with the added bonus of getting in one daily serving of fruit.

Most compotes are made with dried fruits. We revisited the traditional compote and added fresh figs. This fig compote is a divine seasonal treat that we know you’ll love.

Fig compote in white bowl with vanilla gelato topped with candied pecan pieces

This Homemade Caramel Corn is a wonderful party favor or dessert treat at any Autumn Gathering.

homemade caramel corn recipe made with honey

Honey and ginger come together perfectly in these sweet, crumbly Honey Ginger Cookies. We know you’ll love them as much as we do.

Honey ginger cookies are chewy and delicious, these cookies are giants in both size and ginger flavor. Enjoyed by adults and children alike.

While we’re on the subject of cookies, these Oatmeal Cookies with dried fruit are a hit every time I make them for the family and there’s an added bonus, they are dairy-free.

Oatmeal Cookies with mug of coffee

Apples are aplenty, this time of the year so we decided to bring you an old-fashioned apple pie recipe that will knock your socks off. And who doesn’t love a good pie?

Woman cutting a piece of old fashion apple pie in honor of national apple pie day

These healthy carrot cake bars are loved by kids of every age. I remember first being introduced to the concept of carrot cake as a kid, the whole idea of vegetables in the cake just didn’t go together. Then I tried it. How could I not love the carrot cake of the 1980s, loaded with gluten, hydrogenated oil and sugar, lots and lots of sugar?

Honey Carrot Cake Bar on a plate

Chocolate Sticky Apples are a favorite of ours, and they’re so quick and easy to make too. Perfect for the trick or treaters that come around your block this year!

This is a coveted sticky apple recipe from an old candy store in Baltimore.

This Pecan Pie is really delicious, and really not that difficult to make! Made with only a handful of ingredients plus our Eastern Shore honey.

This honey pecan piePecan pie, nut crusher on table from above

And don’t forget a wonderfully seasonal after-dinner drink. This dairy-free eggnog is delicious!

Eggnog served chilled in a glass sprinkled with cinnamon

For something simple and sweet, try one of our Honey Lollipops. They’re handmade in America with honey from our farm and only the finest ingredients. The Honey Lollipops Sampler pictured below has a collection of our most popular lollipop flavors including lavender, cinnamon, bourbon, and of course original.

honey lollipop sampler collection

About the Author


Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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