Make Christmas Sweeter with these Mānuka honey recipes
To help you celebrate the festive season in the best possible way we have collated some recipes that use our favourite ingredient, Manuka honey. There’s a yummy recipe for every festive occasion!
Baked camembert with Comvita Manuka honey, walnuts and fruit, recipe created by @balanceyourplate
- 125g wheel of Camembert
- 2 dried figs, sliced
- 2 dried apricots, diced
- 1 tbsp dried cranberries
- 6 walnut halves, toasted and chopped roughly
- 2 tsp Manuka honey
- Crackers or bread to serve
1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Unwrap camembert and score lightly with a knife. Bake for 7-10 minutes until gooey.
3. In the meantime, combine dried fruit, walnuts and 1 tsp UMF5+ Manuka honey. This helps everything stick together.
4. When the cheese is ready, spoon over fruit and nut topping. Drizzle over a little extra honey and serve. If you’re not so into dried fruit, use a combination of toasted nuts, herbs (like rosemary or thyme) and honey!
Christmas Comvita Manuka Honey Basil Salad recipe created by @MissPollysKitchen
- 2 nectarines diced
- 1.5 punnets of heirloom cherry tomatoes chopped into halves
- 3 large mozzarella balls (shredded)
Dressing (blend ingredients in a processor):
- 1.5 cups of basil leaves
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp pine nuts
- Handful of parsley
- 1 tbsp Comvita Manuka honey
- Juice of 1 lemon
Candied pecans (combine ingredients):
- ½ cup of pecans
- ½ tsp Comvita honey
Pickled onions (combine ingredients):
- ½ small red onion sliced thinly
- Splash of red wine vinegar
- ½ tsp Comvita manuka honey
1. Toast pecans in a pan, add honey to the pan – let them cool on a tray
2. Spread dressing on a platter
3. Arrange nectarines, tomatoes and Mozarella on a platter
4. Top with dressing, candied pecans, and pickled onions in layers.
Comvita Dark Chocolate & Manuka Honey Bark made here by @thestyleaesthetic
- 200g 90% dark chocolate
- 1 tbs Comvita® Manuka Blend Honey
- 1 cup of your favourite chopped nuts / freeze dried / dried fruit (large pieces roughly chopped)
1. To prepare, line a baking tray with parchment paper and set to one side.
2. Break the chocolate up into pieces and place in a glass bowl.
3. To melt the chocolate, you can use a double boiler (glass bowl over pot of boiling water) or in the microwave. The trick here is to melt the chocolate slowly. So whatever your chosen method, do it on the lowest heat setting and stir patiently until it is all melted. If using a double boiler, make sure you don’t get any water in the chocolate. If using the microwave, use the lowest heat setting and do it in 30 second blocks, mixing in between.
4. Once all melted, add the manuka honey and mix well. Pour the chocolate mixture onto the parchment paper and smooth out into a thin layer, approx. 5mm thick. Sprinkle with your chosen fruit and nuts. Let the chocolate set until hard, then break into pieces and serve.