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25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

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25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Ryan Szulc Author: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

This versatile ingredient adds unbelievable flavour to sweet and savoury recipes. Bonus: It's Canadian (!) and is a natural, minimally refined alternative to sugar and corn syrup.

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25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Maple-Glazed Doughnut Bundt Cake

This moist cake tastes like a blend of two of our country's most-loved doughnut flavours: sour cream and maple-glazed.

Read more: Get the recipe: Maple-Glazed Doughnut Bundt Cake
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Szulc

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Maple-Glazed Squash and Sausages

Tangy mustard, sweet maple syrup and robust rosemary make the perfect flavour combination for baked squash wedges. To add a little kick, use spicy Italian sausages instead of the mild ones.

Read more: Get the recipe: Maple-Glazed Squash and Sausages
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Maple-Glazed Squash and Sausages

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Chard and Apple Salad With Bacon Vinaigrette

Do you know what takes a salad from just OK to outstanding? Cheese and bacon. This indulgent salad is sweet and salty, with the perfect amount of tanginess. If you would like to make the dressing ahead of time, warm it up before pouring it over the greens to make sure they wilt.

Read more: Get the recipe: Chard and Apple Salad With Bacon Vinaigrette
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Brook

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Brined Maple Mustard Pork Chops

Brining is a super-easy make-ahead solution that adds flavour and prevents meat from drying out, so it's great for pork. We've used boneless pork loin chops for easier slicing.

Read more: Get the recipe: Brined Maple Mustard Pork Chops
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Maple Whisky Pudding With Maple Pecans

This dessert sings with the all-Canadian taste of real maple syrup. Each serving is topped with crunchy maple pecans (add a dollop of whipped cream, if you like) for a decadent dessert.

Read more: Get the recipe: Maple Whisky Pudding With Maple Pecans
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Maple Fudge

This classic recipe for dense candy- shop fudge will be an instant family favourite. It's essential to have an accurate candy thermometer, because if it's only a few degrees off, you may have difficulty getting the right texture.

Read more: Get the recipe: Maple Fudge
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Szulc

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Maple-Mustard Chicken Thighs with Lemon-Broccoli Couscous

Simple pantry ingredients make a flavourful sweet-and-sticky glaze for juicy chicken thighs. Feel free to use frozen broccoli for the couscous, if that's what you have on hand. (Psst, it's cheaper than fresh broccoli, and precut florets will cut down on prep time.)

Read more: Get the recipe: Maple-Mustard Chicken Thighs with Lemon-Broccoli Couscous
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jodi Pudge

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Power Waffles and Fruit

Finding a breakfast that gives you a boost and keeps you going until lunch can be tricky. These whole grain waffles made with protein-rich Greek yogurt and topped with nutritious berries and more yogurt will start the day off right.

Read more: Get the recipe: Power Waffles and Fruit
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Maple Sandwich Cookies

Three forms of maple add just the right amount of sweetness to these simple cookies. Maple sugar is available in the baking aisles of large grocery stores or in gourmet food shops. Use leftover maple sugar to flavour coffee and oatmeal or in place of white sugar in selected dessert recipes.

Read more: Get the recipe: Maple Sandwich Cookies
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ronald Tsang

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Fluffy Oatmeal Pancakes

Oat flour has a mild, slightly sweet and nutty flavour that makes these pancakes a satisfying breakfast. Find oat flour in health food stores or make your own.

Read more: Get the recipe: Fluffy Oatmeal Pancakes
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jodi Pudge

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Maple Shortbread

Canada, meet your new favourite cookie. We've done our country's iconic flavour justice by adding maple to the flaky cookie dough, then topping them off with a syrupy glaze.

Read more: Get the recipe: Maple Shortbread
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Crispy Maple Coconut Tuiles

These beautiful cookies make for an elegant holiday gift. Bake them in small batches, keeping a watchful eye so they don't brown too quickly. To achieve the delicate curved shape, drape the cookies over a rolling pin while still warm.

Read more: Get the recipe: Crispy Maple Coconut Tuiles
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Sugar Shack Crêpes with Ham and Eggs

When you're at the deli counter, ask for the ham to be sliced slightly thicker than regular sandwich thickness. The chives tend to sink to the bottom of the crêpes, so roll them chive-side-out for a pretty presentation.

Read more: Get the recipe: Sugar Shack Crêpes with Ham and Eggs
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jim Norton

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Maple Mincemeat Turnovers

Maple syrup and maple-flavoured whisky liqueur bring a touch of Canada to this holiday classic. Individual turnovers make for easy entertaining. Freeze the unbaked turnovers and bake them straight from the freezer. If maple-flavoured whisky is unavailable, you can substitute brandy.

Read more: Get the recipe: Maple Mincemeat Turnovers
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Maple Pots de Crème

This indulgent maple-infused custard is made even sweeter by adding a seasonal buttery pear topping. To ensure that the custard is set in time for dessert, make the pots de creme well in advance of your guests' arrival.

Read more: Get the recipe: Maple Pots de Crème
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: James Tse

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Creamy Maple Mustard Basting Sauce

This mild sauce is not only excellent for basting, but it's also delicious to serve at the table for dressing up any grilled mains. It pairs well with pork, chicken or fish.

Read more: Get the recipe: Creamy Maple Mustard Basting Sauce
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Brook

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Maple Walnut Butter

Soaking walnuts in water overnight rids them of any bitter aftertaste. This butter may appear dry, but don't worry -- it is extremely smooth and creamy, and spreads very easily.

Read more: Get the recipe: Maple Walnut Butter
By: Maple Walnut Butter Source: Joe Kim

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Maple Buttermilk Grilled Chicken

Mix it up by using a variety of white and dark meat so that they all get their favourite pieces. Be sure to cut chicken breasts in half crosswise, through the bone, to make them more similar in size to the thighs and drumsticks.

Read more: Get the recipe: Maple Buttermilk Grilled Chicken
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Joe Kim

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Slow Cooker Whisky-Glazed Ribs

Slow-cooked then quickly finished on the grill, sweet and sticky glazed ribs are guaranteed to impress your guests. Pork side ribs are also called St. Louis–style ribs, but back ribs are equally delicious.

Read more: Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Whisky-Glazed Ribs
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Cedar-Planked Salmon with Maple-Mustard Glaze

Grilling the salmon on water-soaked cedar planks infuses it with a delightfully smoky taste, plus the sauce gives it a golden glaze. If you can't do this outside, bake it on planks in a 425°F (220°C) oven for about 12 minutes.

Read more: Get the recipe: Cedar-Planked Salmon with Maple-Mustard Glaze
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Maple-Mustard Pork Fajitas

A sticky maple syrup glaze on the pork makes these loaded fajitas slightly sweet and a favourite among kids. Save yourself some prep work by arranging the toppings on a platter and letting everyone assemble their own at the table.

Read more: Get the recipe: Maple-Mustard Pork Fajitas
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Pumpkin Pie Granola

The warm, heady spices of pumpkin pie shine through in this crisp, golden granola. If you close your eyes, it's kind of like eating pie for breakfast!

Read more: Get the recipe: Pumpkin Pie Granola
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Brook

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Coconut Date Breakfast Cookies

These wholesome cookies are great not only as an on-the-go breakfast but also as a midday snack. Dates are a source of protein and iron, giving you the energy you need to get through a busy day. And when puréed into paste form, they add natural sweetness and moisture to baked goods.

Read more: Get the recipe: Coconut Date Breakfast Cookies
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jodi Pudge

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Best Maple Butter Tarts

Make your own delectable custardy tarts instead of buying them. We've subbed in the very Canadian ingredient maple syrup for the more common corn syrup. Plus, we've included variations on the classic, with chocolate and pecans instead of raisins.

Read more: Get the recipe: Best Maple Butter Tarts
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Brook

25 sweet and savoury maple syrup recipes

Cherry-Berry Bannock Shortcakes with Maple Toffee Sauce

This twist on strawberry shortcake uses sweetened mini versions of bannock, a traditional aboriginal bread, in place of the usual biscuits. The maple-kissed toffee sauce adds an extra Canadian touch.

Read more: Get the recipe: Cherry-Berry Bannock Shortcakes with Maple Toffee Sauce
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: James Tse

 

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