Maple Syrup Recipes in Honor of Maple Syrup Day

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When it comes to maple syrup, you may think it’s best used as a topping for pancakes and French toast – and it is. But this sweet substance that comes from the sap of sugar maple, red maple, and black maple trees is fantastic in a whole slew of recipes.

And with that in mind, let’s celebrate Maple Syrup Day – which is December 17th – by preparing some recipes that feature this sweet ingredient.

  • Roast Pork with Maple and Mustard Glaze
  • Maple syrup is not only for desserts. It can also be used to enhance the flavor of savory dishes too. In this recipe, it’s used in a glaze (along with mustard, vinegar, and soy sauce), and the result is a pork roast that’s out of this world. 
  • Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon: Maple is the base for another glaze in this salmon recipe. And the best thing about this recipe? It only has four ingredients! That’s right! Four! So, if you like salmon – give this a try.
  • Homemade Quebec Maple Baked Beans: While in the United States, baked beans are a side dish for lunch or dinner, in other parts of the world, like Quebec,  they are served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. And, with maple syrup being a part of many French Canadian recipes, it’s only natural that it’s used in this recipe. You’ll love the sweet and savory balance of this dish!
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Maple Butter: Sweet potatoes have risen in popularity in recent years – because they’re delicious. You could make a sweet potato casserole, but if you want a simpler way to prepare them, try this method. You’ll love the flavor that develops from roasting them, and the maple butter just adds to it! 
  • The Best Homemade Maple Granola: If you head to the cereal aisle and pick up a bag of granola, you might be surprised by the price. Granola is expensive – which is why you should make it at home. You get a lot more bang for your buck when you DIY this cereal. This Maple Granola is great for yogurt parfaits, as a topping on apple crisp, or by the handful when you’re hungry.
  • Maple Scones: Scones often get accused of being a biscuit, but they are two different things – with very similar ingredients. This recipe for Maple Scones will make a believer out of you – and probably have you making more scones in the future.
  • Maple Pudding with Bourbon Whipped Cream: Of course, there is no shortage of desserts that can be made with maple syrup. This pudding is creamy and delicious and a nice change from your traditional chocolate pudding or mousse. 
  • Maple Cream Cake: Need to make a cake? Not in the mood for vanilla or chocolate? Then try this Maple Cream Cake! It’s fantastic! And the nuts scattered on top give just the right amount of crunch.
  • Maple Brown Sugar Cookies: Cookies are great because you can grab one (or two) and walk around with this sweet treat! These Maple Brown Sugar Cookies (with maple icing) are so flavorful that you might forget about chocolate chips.
  • Maple Pecan Pie: Maple Pecan Pie is an excellent alternative for those trying not to use corn syrup. In this recipe, the maple syrup replaces the corn syrup in most traditional pecan pies – and you’ll love the taste. 
  • Cinnamon Maple Caramel Corn: Do you need a Netflix snack? Then this is the recipe for you! Sweet and salty and perfect for binge-watching a few movies on a Friday night.

Are you ready to do a little cooking or baking with maple syrup? While it’s fantastic on those Sunday morning pancakes, you’ll love trying it in these recipes, too.

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