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Maple syrup can be used in a variety of ways. Here are some of our favorites:

· In baked beans. Instead of adding brown sugar, add maple syrup.
· On ice cream. Add a few of your favorite toasted nuts.
· On yogurt, cooked oatmeal, over fresh fruit.
· Use as a glaze on chicken wings, pork chops, pork tenderloin and ham.
· Add a small amount to your pot roast.
· Add to your coffee or tea.
· Substitute maple syrup for honey in bread and muffin recipes.
· Put maple syrup on winter squash or sweet potatoes.
· And of course, on pancakes, waffles and french toast!

Favorite Wild Country Maple Recipes
from family and friends ...

Maple and Rosemary Spicy Nuts

1 1/2 cups pecans

1 1/2 cups almonds

1 cup walnuts

2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted

3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon teaspoon cayenne pepper* use up to 1 teaspoon for more spice

1 1/2 tablespoons fresh rosemary finely chopped (or about 3 teaspoons dried), divided


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the nuts on a large rimmed baking sheet.


Combine the melted butter with the maple syrup, cayenne pepper, and 1 tablespoon of the rosemary. Pour the mixture over the nuts and toss to coat them evenly.


Bake for about 10 minutes, then toss once more. Bake for 5-10 minutes longer, or until the nuts are golden brown and fragrant.


Remove from heat and immediately toss with the additional 1/2 teaspoon rosemary to taste.


Allow the nuts to come to room temperature and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. 


Recipe yields 4 cups of roasted nuts.


Homemade Maple Eggnog Recipe


2 C milk 

2 C cream 

6 egg yolks 

1/2 C maple syrup 

2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Pinch of sea salt 

2 tablespoons egg white


Combine all ingredients in a blender or stand mixer, and mix thoroughly. Chill completely before serving.



Maple Old-Fashioned

Serves 1 


2 ounces rye whiskey or bourbon

1 teaspoon pure maple syrup

Dash of Angostura bitters

Orange peel (for garnish)

Maple Pecan Pie

5 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
3 Tbs butter ( soft or melted) 
3 Tbs flour
1/2 C sugar 
2 C pecan halves
11/4 C maple syrup 
1 unbaked 9” or 10” deep dish pie shell
1 tsp vanilla

Beat eggs lightly. Add butter, sugar, syrup, vanilla, salt, flour and pecans. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until center is soft but not quite set.

Canadian Maple Brown Bread

3/4 C uncooked rolled oats
1 1/4 C boiling water
1 pkg active dry yeast
1/4 C warm water (105 - 115 degrees)
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 C milk
1/3 C maple syrup
1/4 C brown sugar
1/4 C butter or margarine
2 tsp salt
5 C all purpose flour
1 C whole wheat flour
1/2 C golden raisins
Maple syrup and maple sugar

Combine oats and 1 1/4 C boiling water in a small bowl. Cover and let stand 20 minutes. Dissolve yeast, ginger and sugar in warm water in a large bowl; let stand until bubbly, about 5 minutes. Combine milk, 1/3 C maple syrup, brown sugar, butter and salt in small pan. Heat over low heat until butter is melted. Cool to lukewarm. Stir into yeast. Stir in oats mixture. Mix in flour and raisins to make a stiff dough. Turn dough onto floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turn greased side up. Cover; let rise in a warm place until double (about 1 1/2 hours).


Punch down dough; divide in half. Shape in 2 greased loaf pans, cover and let rise until double (about 1 1/2 hours).


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans. Brush tops with maple syrup and sprinkle with maple sugar while still warm. Cool on wire rack.

Maple Gingerbread

1 C maple syrup
2 C flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp soda
1 egg slightly beaten
1 C plain or vanilla Yogurt
(add 1 Tbs sugar if plain yogurt)
1/4 C sunflower oil

Combine and sift dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix egg with maple syrup and add yogurt. Combine the mixtures and bake in a greased loaf pan at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes.

Maple BBQ Sauce

3 C ketchup 
1 Tbs dry mustard
1 C water 
1 Tbs paprika
6 Tbs vinegar 
2 Tbs pepper
1/2 C Worcestershire sauce 
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 C maple syrup

Combine all ingredients and simmer 5 minutes.

Maple Dijon Salad Dressing

1/3 C maple syrup
1/3 C red wine vinegar
1/3 C dijon mustard
1/3 C light olive oil

Mix or shake thoroughly. Serve over chilled greens.

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