Orange Honey Struffoli

Kristen Heigl’s Orange Honey Struffoli entry in the Sue Bee® honey Sweet Eats Recipe Contest!


  • 10 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup crisco, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 orange rind, zest
  • 6 1/2 cups flour, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder pinch salt
  • 48 Fl Oz vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 jar (1 pound) Sue Bee® Orange Honey
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice


  • Mix together the eggs, crisco, butter, milk and extracts in the mixer. Mix until well combined.
  • Add the confectioners sugar, orange rind, flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Switch the mixer attachment to the kneading hook and knead for about 3-4 minutes. The dough shouldn't be too sticky if it is add more flour.
  • Roll the dough into logs and cut into small squares using a knife.
  • Fry in vegetable oil until light brown. Remove from heat and place on a baking sheet.
  • Heat up the Sue Bee® honey in a pan and add the orange juice. Coat the struffoli with the honey mixture.
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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