Have a Healthy Sweet Tooth With Kelley’s Kitchen


Everybody loves a sweet treat, especially during Fall. With Halloween and Thanksgiving there’s no shortage of sugar packed favorites from candy bars to pecan pies. Kelley’s Kitchen wants to replace some of that refined sugar with pure natural honey.

Raw honey has several advantages in baking, due to it’s high fructose content it is sweeter than regular refined sugar and it caramelizes at a lower temperature which helps, along with it’s naturally golden color, to give foods made with raw honey an appetizing caramel hue.

Along with the aesthetic and flavor advantages of raw honey, it is packed with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, and nutrients.

You can easily replace sugar in almost any recipe using the following table, keep in mind that sauces and reductions may need to be cooked at a slightly lower temperature.

Honey to Sugar
Honey Sugar
1 Tbsp 1/8 Cup
2 Tbsp 1/4 Cup
1/4 Cup 1/2 Cup
3/8 Cup 3/4 Cup
1/2 Cup 1 Cup
1 Cup 2 Cup
1-1/2 Cup 3 Cup

For more information on honey as a sugar replacement check out:How to Use Raw Honey in Place of Sugar in Baking

Kelley’s Kitchen visited the Culinary Arts students of South Hills High School in Fort Worth Texas to do a hands on class on cooking fried pies and turnovers with fillings made using honey instead of sugar. Using a modified version of this recipe from deepsouthdish.com

The students used Kelley’s Texas Country Style Honey and made chocolate and apple cinnamon fillings then baked and fried the pies with just enough time to grab a sample.

Kelley’s Kitchen would like to give a special thanks to Mrs. Smith and her culinary students and South Hills High School for having us as their guests


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