Honey Bacon Wrapped Kumara - Honey Recipes ByManawa Honey NZ, Ruatahuna, Te Urewera, New Zealand


  • 4 medium-sized kumara (sweet potatoes)
  • 8 strips of streaky bacon
  • 2 tbsp Rewarewa Honey 
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Sour cream (optional)


Peel kumara and place in salted cold water in a saucepan, then bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer and cook till just tender to the centre, 10-15 minutes depending on size.

While they are cooking warm the Rewarewa Honey so it is just runny. This can be done with just a few seconds in a microwave or on low heat in a saucepan. Take off heat and add the lemon juice and stir to combine.

Drain off the water and replace with cold water to “shock” the sweet potatoes to cool.

Pre-heat oven to 180C.

Season the sweet potato lightly with salt and pepper all over. Starting at one end wrap with the bacon. Secure with tooth picks if required and baste the bacon with the honey and lemon glaze, and place on a baking tray. Cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes until cooked, basting again after ten minutes with the honey and lemon glaze. Serves 4


Rewarewa Honey is the best of our honeys for this recipe as it has a full-bodied taste to complement the kumara. Pua-a-Tane Wild Flower is another of our honeys that would suit this recipe.

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