Recipes Using Maple Syrup

Stephanie Stiavetti
Maple syrup makes great desserts.
Maple syrup makes great desserts.

If you're on the lookout for recipes using maple syrup, below you'll find a few that everyone will enjoy. Maple syrup is a sweet treat in its own right, so using it to make wonderful things to eat is just a win-win situation!

Maple Syrup Muffins

These muffins are easy to make and taste great. And without all of the refined white sugar, this dish is healthier than your average muffin recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease the cups of a muffin pan.
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. With an electric beater, beat egg until it is light and fluffy. Mix in wet ingredients and butter.
  5. Add dry ingredients to the egg mixture and pour into greased muffin tins.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until tops are slightly golden brown.

Easy Maple Syrup Candy

Candy can be time consuming to make, but this recipe is super simple and in fact only has one ingredient - maple syrup! You'll need a candy thermometer and candy molds for this one, which you can find at any cooking or home store.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Heat syrup in a saucepan until it reaches 240 degrees, which is the soft ball stage in candy making terminology. "Soft ball" means that when a tiny piece of the mixture is dropped into a cup of soft water, it forms a 'soft ball' that can be flattened when taken out of the water.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool until it's at 200 degrees.
  3. Stir until sugar crystals form in the syrup. It should be very sugary.
  4. Pour into a candy mold.
  5. When the candy is cool, remove from mold and enjoy.

Maple Syrup Baked Apples

Sometimes a simple dessert is all you need, and this dish certainly fits the bill. This tasty after dinner treat can be whipped up in less than ten minutes and can bake in the oven while you're eating supper, giving you a hot, delicious dessert as soon as you're done with your meal! Try these baked apples alone or with vanilla ice cream with maple syrup and nuts drizzled on top.

Ingredients

bottle of maple syrup
  • 4 large baking apples
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • A few teaspoons of cinnamon for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Peel and core apples, removing seeds as you go.
  3. Mix raisins and cinnamon, adding a few drops of water to make the cinnamon stick.
  4. Stuff apples with raisin and cinnamon mixture.
  5. Set in baking dish, making sure there's at least one inch between them to ensure even cooking.
  6. Combine lemon, apple juice, maple syrup and cloves until well mixed.
  7. Pour this mixture over apples.
  8. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  9. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes. Every ten minutes, baste apples with juice and syrup mixture from the bottom of the pan.
  10. Serve warm.

More Maple Syrup Recipes

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Recipes Using Maple Syrup