The *Best* Honey-Based Recipes for Fall

Honey beer bread

Honey beer bread

Honey and comb

Bees give us the gift of honey.

Can we construct an entire meal with every dish, every morsel containing a bit of honey? Yes. Yes, we can. I’ve compiled a set of honey-based recipes for you honey lovers out there, from some of our favorite recipe websites. 

I can’t say they are no-fail because, human error, but these recipe developers have never let me down. 

Honey is perfect in fall. It’s sweet, rich, nourishing – the perfect antidote to the chilly air and frosty mornings. It’s the perfect sweet addition to a salty dish and adds new flavor dimensions to baked goods and desserts. 

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Here are 10 of the most elegant and delicious honey-based recipes for fall: 

Endive Salad with Bee Pollen Vinaigrette

Honey bee pollen vinaigratte

Endive salad with honey and bee pollen


Endives are delicious, crunchy, and slightly bitter. It’s basically a stroke of genius to pair them with honey and softly sweet bee pollen. This recipe is perfect as a starter or a side for a gathering of friends or loved ones. 

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Honey butternut squash soup

Nourishing butternut squash soup from Simply Delicious


There’s nothing better than the silky smooth texture of a well-made butternut squash soup. Honey brings out the natural sweetness of the squash and adds dimension to this pureed soup

Honey Roasted Carrots with Tahini Yogurt

Roasted carrots

Sweet and savory roasted carrots from Epicurious


For a Mediterranean take on fall side dishes, check out this recipe from Epicurious, which features Greek yogurt, tahini, lemon, and honey. Honey will always pair beautifully with root vegetables.  

Honey Oat Beer Buns

Honey oat beer buns

Soft, pillowy honey buns from The Bojon Gourmet


What better way to cope with early signs of winter than to tuck into soft, pillowy honey oat beer buns. This recipe brings together two essentially Wisconsin products – beer and honey – to make an updated version of the classic dinner roll. 

Miso and Honey Butter Roasted Chicken 

Miso honey chicken

Sweet and savory roasted chicken from Food52

This straightforward roasted chicken recipe combines the umami flavor of miso paste with the sweetness of honey and the tang of garlic. It’s perfect for a weeknight dinner and uses the drippings to make a rich sauce for the meat. 

Honey Braised Lamb Shanks

Braised lamb shank

Rich, saucy lamb shanks from Saveur

When completed, this recipe is almost stew-like and marries the sweet and savory together perfectly. Almonds and sultanas come together to support the rich, decadent braised lamb shank. This dish is comfort embodied. 

Honey and Yogurt Set Cheesecake

Honey cheesecake

Honey yogurt cheesecake from Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi is famous for his treatment of vegetables, but his take on cheesecake is incomparable. He ups the tang factor by adding yogurt and balances it out with honey and white chocolate. 

Salted Honey Pie

Honey Pie

Salty sweet honey pie from David Leibovitz

If you’ve ever had a honey pie, it was likely an unforgettable experience. Honey pie is a sweet, sticky, and salty treat and it tastes like nothing else out there. It absolutely melts on your palate. If you’re looking for impeccable dessert recipes, David Leibovitz is your guy. 

Salted Honey Rose Lassi 

Honey rose lassi

An elegant take on lassi from Kale and Caramel

Traditional lassi uses mango, but this updated version sweetened with honey and colored using beets is a refined version of the original. It’s a great beverage to have alongside dinner. Who knew rose and honey could pair so elegantly?

Red Grapefruit and Rosemary Honey Cocktail

Grapefruit cocktail

A perfect cocktail from Cookie and Kate

When fall transitions into winter, citrus shines. If you need a refreshing alcoholic beverage to temper the rich flavors of these other dishes, this one is tops. The grapefruit and rosemary keep it refreshing and the honey adds a touch of sweetness for balance.

Final Thoughts

If you made any of these recipes and want to share your thoughts, feel free to reach out to us on social media or through email. We’d love to hear which were your favorites or if you adapted these honey-based recipes to make them your own. Keep in mind, you can also spend the colder days doing other DIY projects too, like making balms and salves. Check out our e-course to learn the step-by-step process.

See Also:

Help! My Honey’s Completely Solid!

Bee Ready for Thanksgiving

Honey Apple Cider



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Caitlin Knudsen

Caitlin Knudsen is a content writer for Beepods with a passion for lifelong learning and psychology. She is an avid gardener, grower of houseplants, and does recipe development and food photography in her spare time.
Caitlin Knudsen
Caitlin Knudsen is a content writer for Beepods with a passion for lifelong learning and psychology. She is an avid gardener, grower of houseplants, and does recipe development and food photography in her spare time.

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