Maple Syrup Recipes: Ham, Pies, Cakes, Cookies, Desserts, Drinks

Enjoy our maple syrup recipes that go beyond pancakes or buckwheat cakes. Here you will find recipes for cake and cookies, pies, hams, vegetables and even some cocktails and punches. From starters to desserts these recipes will be firm favorites with the family.

For those of you who want to make your own maple syrup for these recipes then please check out our other pages on this subject.

If the recipes here call for maple sugar, and you only have syrup, simply boil the mixture slowly until it threads, and then beat it thickly.

If you have only maple sugar, and the recipe calls for maple syrup, then all you need to do is to take your sugar and add a small amount of water to it. Place it on the stove and heat it up until the sugar dissolves and looks more like syrup.

Maple Syrup Recipes for Ham

When I think of Christmas I think hams, rather than turkey. Perhaps it is because I prefer ham. Or maybe it was because of the way mum used to cook it. She always cooked her ham in cider, as seen in the recipe below, called Country Baked Ham.

After the ham was cooked she used to strip the skin off, score the fat into diamond shapes and place cherries, cloves and pineapple pieces in each diamond, followed off with a sugar glaze and then baked off in the oven to finish.

Sadly, mum is no longer with us, and so I now carry on the tradition. Hopefully, one day, my daughter will do the same.

Baked Ham Slice

1 1/2 inch thick sliced ham
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/4 teaspoon powdered cloves
2 cups milk

Place ham in baking dish and cover top made with syrup, breadcrumbs, mustard and cloves.  Pour milk around the ham, not over it, and bake in a slow oven (325 degrees F. ) for 1 1/2 hours.

Baked Ham and Pineapple

1 1/2 inch thick sliced ham
1/2 cup maple sugar
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 cup pineapple pieces

Spread ham with a mixture of the sugar, juice and mustard. Top with pineapple pieces and bake in a slow oven (325 degrees F.) for 1 1/2 hours.

Country Baked Ham

8 pound ham
3 quarts sweet cider
2 cups raisins
2 cups maple sugar
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 teaspoons powdered cloves
1/2 cup water

Simmer ham in cider for 2 hours. Drain, skin ham and cover it with a paste made from the sugar, mustard, cloves and water.  Place in a baking tray and pour the cider liquor over it. Add the raisins and bake in a slow oven at 325 degrees F. for 2 1/2 hours.  Baste frequently.  Make a gravy from the baking tray juices.

Maple Syrup Recipes for Vegetables

Candied Sweet Potatoes

6 medium sweet potatoes
3/4 cup maple syrup
butter
1/4 cup water
salt and pepper

Cook potatoes until tender. Peel and slice lengthwise. Cover with 3/4 cup maple syrup and dot with butter.  Add 1/4 cup water and add salt and pepper to taste.  Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees F.) for 35 minutes. Serves 6.
*
Glazed carrots can be prepared in the same way.

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Apples

3 large cooking apples, or Granny Smith
2 tablespoons butter
3 large boiled sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup maple syrup

Slice peeled apples and fry in butter until light brown. Slice potatoes. Arrange slices of apples and potatoes in alternating layers in a baking dish. Add salt. Pour the syrup over the lot and dot with butter. Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees F.)  for 35 minutes. Serves 6.

Country Style Baked Beans

2 cups yellow-eyed beans
1/2 pound salt pork, rind on
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon powdered mustard
1/2 cup maple syrup
boiling water

Cover beans with water and soak overnight. Boil up the next morning in fresh water with 2 teaspoons salt.  Boil for 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain.

Cut pork into 2 halves.  Score both pieces. Place one, rind down in casserole dish and cover with beans. Add mustard and syrup. Place the other half on top of beans and fill the casserole dish with boiling water. Bake in a slow oven (325 degrees F.) for 4 hours with lid on. Remove cover and bake a further 1/2 or so to brown the pork. Serves 6.

Maple Syrup Recipes for Pies

Maple Sugar Pie (1 crust)

2 egg yolks Maple Sugar Pie
1 cup maple sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon soft butter
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ready-made pie shell

Meringue:

2 egg whites
4 tablespoons white sugar

Bake your pastry casing blind. Mix together the egg yolks, sugar, flour, salt and melted butter. Place in a double boiler, add milk and boil gently until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Remove from stove and add vanilla. Pour into baked 9 inch pie crust and cover with meringue made from stiffly beating the egg whites mixed with the white sugar.

Bake in a slow oven (325 degrees F.) until top is golden brown.

Maple Sugar Pie (2 crust)

1 cup maple sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon cornflour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
ready made 9 inch pastry top and bottom

Bake your pastry casing blind. Place sugar and milk in a double boiler and heat slightly. Mix together cornflour, egg, butter, salt and nutmeg and stir through the sugar and the milk.  Reheat milk mixture and cook until thick, stirring constantly. Pour into your pre-cooked pastry lined dish and cover with pastry top. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 40 minutes.

Maple Custard Pie

3 cups milk
3 eggs, separated
1 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 uncooked 10 inch pie shell

Heat up the milk slightly. Make sure it is not too hot before adding beaten egg yolks, syrup, sugar, flour and salt. Put over a double boiler and cook until mixture thickens.  Remove from heat and fold in stiffly beaten egg whites and vanilla.

Place in a buttered, 10 inch pie dish lined with pre-made pastry.  Bake in a moderated oven (325 degrees F.) until firm.

Maple Apple Pie

6 cooking apples, or Granny Smith
1 cup maple sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinammon
1 tablespoon butter
2/3 cup thick cream
8 inch pie crust, uncooked

Peel and slice apples. Arrange on the pie crust. Sprinkle with cinammon and dot with butter. Pour the cream over the lot and place in a hot oven (450 degrees F. ) for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F. and bake until soft.

Country Apple Pie

6 apples A freshly baked country apple pie with apples on the side.
short crust pastry
1 cup maple syrup
2 egg whites, beaten

Peel and slice apples and place in a buttered, deep pie dish.  Cover with pastry and bake at 375 degrees F. for 40 minutes, or until apples are soft and pastry is slightly golden.

Cook maple syrup over a medium heat until it starts to thread. Pour slowly into beaten egg whites and beat again slightly. Serve with hot apple pie.

Easy Squash Pie

1 cup steamed squash, strained
3/4 cup maple syrup
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
3/4 teaspoon cinammon
1 cup milk
1 uncooked 8 inch pie shell

Mix all ingredients together as in the order given. Fill pie crust and bake at 450 degrees F. for 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to 350 degrees F. and bake for a further 40 minutes.

Maple Pumpkin Pie


2 cups cooked pumpkin
maple pumpkin pie
2 egg yolks
2/3 cup maple sugar
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites, beaten
1 uncooked 10 inch pie shell


Mix together all the ingredients together; pumpking, egg yolks, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, cream, vanilla and salt. Then fold in 2 beaten egg whites. Pile into the pie shell and cook at 350 degrees F. for 45 minutes, or until cooked.

Maple Syrup Recipes for Cakes, Cookies and Candy

Maple Sugar Cake

1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg yolk
3/4 cup maple sugar
1 tablespoon butter
6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix and sift dry ingredients. Beat egg yolk, sugar, and butter together. Add milk, then combine all ingredients and beat well. Bake in a greased 8 inch square pan in a moderate oven (350 degrees F.) for 25 minutes. Use egg whites for icing.

Maple Nut Cake

This is a very rich cake that keeps well.

1/2 cup butter
2 cup maple sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped butternut meats
1 cup chopped seedless raisins

Cream the butter, add the sugar and the well beaten eggs. Add the milk alternately with the flour which has been mixed and sifted with the baking powder and salt. Add the vanilla, chopped nut meats and raisins. Mix thoroughly and place in a 10 inch square tin, which has been greased and floured. Bake for 35-40 minuters in a moderate oven at (350 degrees F.).

Maple Syrup Cookies

Ideal cookies for the cookie jar to always have on hand for those who drop by.

1 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup soft butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
3 cups flour
1 teapoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Beat syrup and butter to a cream. Add eggs, well beaten and vanilla. Add milk, alternately with flour mixed and sifted with baking powder and salt.

Roll lightly on floured board to 1/8 inch thickness, and cut with cookie cutter. Place on greased cookie sheets and bake 10 - 12 minutes in hot oven (400 degrees. F.) Makes 4 dozen 2-inch cookies.

Maple Kisses

1 cup maple sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
6 marshmellows
1 egg white

Boil sugars, water and cream of tartar in saucepan until it becomes brittle when dropped in cold water from tip of spoon. Then add marshmallows, cut in pieces, and let stand for 5 minutes. When melted, pour over stiffly beaten egg white. Beat until light. Drop from teaspoon on waxed paper. Garnish each piece with candied cherry or pecan nut. Makes 30 kisses.

Maple Meringue Cookies

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, separated
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla or maple flavouring
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup maple sugar

Cream butter and sugar, add egg yolk beaten, then flour mixed and sifted with baking powder and salt. Add flavoring. Spread to 1/4 inch thickness in greased 10 inch cake pan. Sprinkle with walnuts. Cover with meringue made by beating egg white until stiff, and folding in maple sugar. Bake for 30 minutes in a moderate oven (350 degrees F.) Cut into squares to serve.

Maple Icing Sugar

3/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg white
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Boil syrup and sugar until it threads when dropped from the tip of a spoon. Pour slowly into stiffly beaten egg white, beating constantly until it holds its shape.  Add vanilla essence and spread quickly over your cooled cakes.

Maple Sugar Fudge


2 cups white sugar
1 cup maple sugar
2/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup walnuts

Cook sugars and milk in a saucepan for 12 minutes after it begins to boil. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla essence. Cool slightly, then beat until thick and creamy. Add walnuts and pour into an 8 inch buttered cake tin. Cool and cut into squares.

Maple Syrup Recipes for Desserts

Indian Pudding


Cook 3/4 cup corn meal in 2 cups boiling water. When thoroughly cooked add:

1 cup maple sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 beaten eggs
1 cup chopped raisins (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Cinnamon and ground cloves to taste

Mix all ingredients together, put in a buttered baking dish and bake for 1 hour in a moderate oven (350 degrees F.) Serve with thin cream or ice cream. Serves 6.

Maple Ice Cream

1 cup maple syrup
2 egg yolks
1 cup milk
1 pint cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Boil maple syrup for 5 minutes, add beaten egg yolks, and milk, stirring with wire whisk. Cool and then stir into stiffly beaten cream. Add vanilla and freeze. Serves 6.

Maple Syrup Recipes for Donuts

Maple Donuts

Maple donuts in a pile on a plate.
1 egg
1 cup maple syrup
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
5 cups flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
oil for frying

Beat egg well, add maple syrup, milk and melted butter. Mix and sift dry ingredients and add to the above mixture. Toss on a floured board and roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut and fry in hot oil.  Dip and coat with powdered sugar.  Makes 3 dozen average sized donuts.



Sour Milk Donuts

2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup maple sugar
1/2 cup sour milk
1/2 teaspoon soda
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cinammon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons melted butter
oil for frying

Beat eggs and add sugar and maple syrup. Mix soda in sour milk and add to mixture.  Add flour mixed and sifted with the dry spices and salt. Add melted butter and stir well. Knead gently on a floured board, cut and fry in hot oil. Makes 24 donuts.

Cocktail Recipes

Whiskey Sour

2 tablespoons maple syrup
juice of 1/2 lemon
juice of 1/2 orange
1 1/2 jiggers whiskey
1/4 cup soda water

Mix ingredients and pour over ice.  Stir well and strain. Pour into tall glasses and top with a cocktail cherry.

Old Fashioned

1 jigger whiskey
2 dashes bitters
1/2 - 1 teaspoon maple syrup, according to taste
1 teaspoon cherry juice

Stir mixture together. Pour over ice in tall glasses. Decorate with a slice of orange and a cocktail cherry.

Mint Julep

4 - 5 sprigs of mint
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1 dash bitters
2 jiggers whiskey

Crush the mint leaves with 2 teaspoons maple syrup. Mix the bitters and the whiskey together and pour over the mint leaves.  Pour over ice in tall glasses and decorate with a sprig of mint and a curly lemon rind.

Gin Fizz

1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 ounces gin
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup crushed ice

Mix syrup, lemon juice and gin.  Add ice and stir well. Stir into tall glasses and fill with soda water.

Maple Punch

2 1/2 5 ounce cans lemon juice
2 ounces orange bitters
50 ice cubes
1 cup maple syrup
2 quart bottles dry ginger ale
3 fifths wiskey

Mix lemon juice, bitters and maple syrup and whiskey together. Just before serving add ice and ginger ale.  Serves 50.




Did you find this page helpful?

Sharing is a way of saying, "Thanks!"

Follow Us and Keep Up to Date

Don't miss out on our latest news and articles. Sign up for our free monthly e-zine!

Free Gardening E-Book
Yes, sign me up to receive my free e-Book "Growing Vegetables Organically and Successfully" When I sign up to receive the monthly homesteading newsletter.
We do not spam you or give your e-mail address to others.

Email Address

First Name (optional)

Then


 

New! Comments

Do you have something of value to add? Leave me a comment in the box below.





Search