Lost City Orange Honey Buns


  • 1/2 cup Sue Bee® Honey
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 4 teaspoons orange rind
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons orange rind
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons liquid honey
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup white sugar


  • In a large bowl, add warm milk.
  • Sprinkle yeast over milk and stir till yeast dissolves.
  • Next add Sue Bee® honey, sugar, salt, eggs, orange rind, and half of the butter and flour; beat well.
  • Now mix in the remaining butter and enough flour to form a soft dough.
  • Knead, cover and let rise about 1 hour till doubled.
  • Mix the white sugar, orange rind and sliced almonds together, set aside.
  • Divide dough in half and roll out into an 8 x 12-inch rectangle.
  • Brush both dough rectangles with melted butter and sprinkle the orange sugar filling over top.
  • Roll up from the long edge and slice into 1"" pieces.
  • The next step is to combine the honey topping ingredients into a small pot, bring to a rapid boil then pour into a 9×13-inch pan.
  • Place all the sliced buns into the pan with the honey topping, the buns should just fit, cover and let rise 30 minutes, till doubled in size.
  • Bake for 25 minute in a 375 F oven till golden.
  • Upon removing from oven immediately turn the pan upside down onto foil.
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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