Honey Bacon Brunch Biscuits With Honey Nut Spread

Patrice Hurd’s Honey Bacon Brunch Biscuits with Honey Nut Spread runner up entry in the Sue Bee® honey Sweet Eats Recipe Contest!



  • 1/4 cup Sue Bee® Honey
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely cracked peppercorns
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices bacon, crisply cooked and chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk


  • 1 tablespoon Sue Bee® honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Honey Nut Spread

  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons Sue Bee® honey
  • 1/4 cup shelled salted pistachios, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment.
  • Place butter in freezer for 5 minutes. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and pepper.
  • Place a flat vegetable grater over bowl and shred cold butter into flour mixture. Add shredded cheese and bacon; stir until well-coated with flour mixture.
  • In a small bowl, whisk egg, Sue Bee® honey and buttermilk; pour over flour mixture and fold together just until incorporated.
  • Scoop into golf ball-sized mounds (should make 12) and drop onto prepared sheet.
  • Prepare glaze by heating Sue Bee® honey and butter in microwave until melted; gently brush over biscuits.
  • Bake until bottoms just begin to brown, about 12 minutes.
  • Slide parchment off baking sheet onto a wire rack to cool.
  • While biscuits are baking, prepare honey nut spread by stirring cream cheese and Sue Bee® honey together until smooth; fold in pistachios.
  • Split biscuits and fill with spread to serve.
Aunt Sue's Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Aunt Sue's® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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