Maple Madness: Maple Syrup Recipe Ideas

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It may be officially Spring but you sure couldn’t tell by looking outside at my house! The sap has only just started to run this year. But I’m ready with a round-up of maple recipes, for when maple syrup is plentiful and at it’s best prices. Which I hope is shortly because that means Spring has really arrived.

Maple Mustard Salmon

Ingredients

4 Salmon Fillets
2/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 Tsp. dried dill
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup Dijon mustard

Method

Combine ingredients in a saucepan and heat over low heat until melted together. Grill or broil salmon, basting and turning until done.

Maple Teriyaki Salmon

Ingredients

1/3 cup apple juice
1/3 cup maple syrup
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. finely chopped onion
1 minced garlic
4 salmon fillets

Method

In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients.Remove 1/2 cup and reserve for basting (cover and refrigerate). Pour remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add salmon, seal bag and turn to coat both sides. Refrigerate for 1-3 hours.
Drain and discard marinade. Broil salmon 4″ from heat for 5 minutes. Baste with reserved marinade and broil 10 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily with a fork, basting frequently.

Maple Raspberry Vinaigrette

Ingredients

3 cups extra-virgin olive oil
4 Tbsp. strong mustard
1-1/3 cups raspberry vinegar
6 Tbsp. maple syrup
1-1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. fresh ground pepper

Method

Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk or beat with an electric mixer to form an emulsion. Pour into bottles and refrigerate until using.

Maple & Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

Ingredients

1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. cilantro
3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tbsp. lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper

Method

Mix together the first six ingredients. Whisk in oil until dressing is emulsified. Salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate to store for several weeks.

Maple Nut Fudge

Ingredients

2 cups sugar
1 cup maple syrup
2 Tbsp. corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1 cup cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
1 Tbsp. butter
Candy thermometer
Tall saucepan

Method

Boil syrup, sugar, milk and corn syrup, stirring constantly until the temperature reaches 238 °F.
Remove from heat. Cool to 110 °F. Add vanilla, nuts and butter. Beat until thick and creamy. Pour into 8″ pan and cut into squares when chilled.

Maple Bread Pudding

Ingredients

3/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp. lemon juice
3 slices bread, without crusts
2 eggs
2 cups milk
1 Tbsp. butter
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup nuts or raisins
1/4 tsp. vanilla

Method

Pour maple syrup in top of double boiler. Butter each slice of bread and cube. Add to syrup. Add nuts or raisins and lemon juice. Beat together eggs, milk, salt and vanilla and pour over bread mixture. Do not stir. Set over gently boiling water. Cook 1 hour. This makes its own sauce. Spoon it over each serving.

Maple Butter Tarts

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1/2 tsp.vanilla
1/2 cup maple syrup
10 – 12 unbaked tart shells

Method

Cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Blend in the maple syrup and pour into the tart shells.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Maple Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

1 cups butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 (3-3/4 oz) pkg. instant vanilla pudding
2 eggs
1-1/4 cups flour
1-1/8 tsp. soda
3-1/2 cups quick oats
6 oz. pkg butterscotch chips.

Method

Combine butter, syrup, sugar and pudding mix in large bowl. Beat until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually add flour and soda, then stir in oats and chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on cookie sheet. Bake in 375-degree oven 10 to 12 minutes. Makes approximately 4-1/2 dozen.

Maple Apple Pie

Ingredients

5 cups sliced apples
½ cup sugar
2 tbsp. flour
½ tsp. cinnamon
dash of salt and nutmeg
¼ cup maple syrup
½ cup sour cream
pastry for double crust 9″ pie

Method

Combine dry ingredients and sprinkle 2 tbsp. of it over bottom of piecrust. Add the rest to apples, along with maple and sour cream and stir. Turn into pie and cover with lattice top. Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes, then bake at 325°F for 45 minutes longer or until nicely browned. Remove from oven and cool.

Maple Bars

Makes Approx. 16 Bars.

Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup sifted flour
1/2 cup soft shortening (or 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup shortening)
1 cup nutmeats
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg

Method

Heat oven to 350′. Grease a square pan, 8 x 8 inches. Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Spread in prepared pan. Bake 30-35 minutes. Cut into squares while still warm.

Maple Syrup Nut Cake

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups flour
2/3 cup white sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup soft shortening
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1 cup chopped nuts

Method

Sift dry ingredients together into bowl. Add syrup, shortening and milk; beat 2 minutes. Add eggs and beat 2 minutes. Add chopped nuts and mix well. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9″ pans. Bake in 350°F oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Frost.

Maple Butter Frosting

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
3 cups confectioners sugar
4-6 T. maple syrup

Method

Thoroughly cream butter and sugar, adding maple syrup until light and spreadable. Add nuts and frost cake.

More links from around the web:

Maple Fudge (Group Recipes)
Maple Pudding Cake (Epicurious)
Maple Walnut Pie (Epicurious)
Maple Creme Flan with Maple Glazed Pears (Epicurious)
Maple Sugar Ragamuffins (Epicurious)
Maple Praline Ice Cream Sauce
Maple Walnut Pound Cake with Maple Glaze (Epicurious)
Maple Leaf Butter Cookies (Epicurious)
Maple Pecan Tart (Epicurious)
Roasted Pepper and Maple Barbeque Sauce (Epicurious)
Vermont Maple Bread Pudding with Walnut Praline (Epicurious)
Maple-Glazed Breakfast Apple Tarts (Epicurious)
Chicken with Black Pepper Maple Sauce (Epicurious)
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Pecans (Epicurious)
Carnation Maple Muffins (Recipezaar)
Maple Mustard Ham (About.com)
Quebec Maple Pork Skewers (Recipezaar)

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2 Comments

  1. And here’s one for you: Babbo Restaurant’s (NYC) Individual Maple and Mascarpone Cheesecake. Found on Epicurious and just amazing!

    What a wonderful blog you have! Thank you so much for all you’ve shared!

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