Sugar Shack (Top Recipes with Maple)

Maple Syrup

A sugar shack is a cabin out in the woods where sap is collected from maple trees and boiled into maple syrup. It is always fun to visit sugar shacks for the maple festival during maple season. They are always fun and it is a great opportunity to stock up on maple products for the rest of the year. Since maple season is getting under way and maple festivals are starting up I thought I would take the opportunity to round up some of the maple recipes that I have tried recently.

Pure Maple Indulgence

Maple Snickerdoodles

Snicker Snickerdoodles - These snickerdoodles are nice and chewy on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside. Sweetened with maple syrup and topped with maple sugar these cookies pack intense maple flavour!

Maple Cheesecake

Maple Cheesecake - This was a recent successful experiment to combine one of my all time favorite desserts, cheesecake, with one of my favorite flavours, maple. The cheese cake is sweetened with maple syrup and then served drenched in even more maple syrup.

Maple Creme Brulee

Maple Creme Brulee - Smooth and creamy and decadent creme brulee flavoured with maple syrup and topped with slightly crispy layer of caramelized maple sugar.

Maple Pots de Creme

Maple Pots de Creme - Another smooth and creamy maple treat.

Treats with a Touch of Maple

Maple Pecan Pie with Maple Whipped Cream and Maple Syrup

Maple Pecan Pie with Maple Whipped Cream and Maple Syrup - I added a maple twist to a classic pecan pie with amazing results.

Maple Butter Tarts

Maple Butter Tarts - Butter tarts are a childhood favorite of mine and I added a maple kick that made them even better.

Savoury Maple'y Mains

Maple Salmon

Maple Salmon - This is such a quick and simple meal and yet so good. The sweet and salty maple sauce goes so well with the salmon which seems to just melt away in your mouth...mmm...

Maple and Mustard Glazed Chicken

Maple and Mustard Glazed Chicken - Maple also works well in savoury dishes like this sweet and tangy maple and mustard glazed chicken which is quick and easy and full of flavour!

Pan Seared Turkey Breast with Apple and Maple Sauce

Pan Seared Turkey Breast with Apple and Maple Sauce - This is another quick and tasty maple dish. The savoury chicken boulion contrasts the sweet maple syrup nicely and the tart apples finish the dish off with a kick. This is a dish that I make over and over again.

Maple and Miso Scallops

Maple and Miso Scallops - The sweet and savoury maple syrup and miso sauce works really well well on both the pan seared scallops and as a salad dressing.

Maple Sides

Roasted Squash with Gorgonzola and Maple Syrup

Roasted Squash with Gorgonzola and Maple Syrup - This side dish combines roasted butternut squash with sweet maple syrup and tangly blue cheese for a stunning flavour sensation.

Maple Glazed Carrots with Dill

Maple Glazed Carrots with Dill - This is a simple and quick side dish where maple syrup helps bring out the natural sweetness of the carrots and the dill works surprisingly well.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole - I took a classic sweet potato casserole and added a hint of maple to change things up a bit.

Maple Dijon Green Beans

Maple Dijon Green Beans - Here is that amazing maple syrup and mustard combination again and this time it make simple green beans a pure pleasure to eat.

Maple Breakfasts

Blueberry Maple Oatmeal Muffins with Pecan Streusel

Blueberry Maple Oatmeal Muffins with Pecan Streusel - Blueberry and maple is such a great combination and these muffins are the perfect way to enjoy them. They are nice and light and fluffy and moist and good. Better yet, they have a healthy twist.

Maple Pecan Granola

Maple Pecan Granola - Granola is great for breakfasts and for snacking and it is even better when made with maple syrup.

Blueberry and Maple Pecan Granola Parfait

Blueberry and Maple Pecan Granola Parfait - Of course you could always make it better by adding some yogurt and blueberries and drowning it in even more maple syrup.

Blueberry Crumb Coffeecake

Blueberry Crumb Coffeecake - Another great maple and blueberry combo is this maple crumb blueberry coffeecake.

Maple Oat Bread

Maple Oat Bread - How much maple-y goodness can you get into one loaf of bread? Between the maply syrup baked into this yeast bread and the maple sugar topping and then you enjoy it with some maple butter...mmm...


Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes - Of course you can't talk about maple syrup without talking about pancakes and blueberry pancakes are among my favorites. Once again we see that maple and blueberry combination working so well.

Banana Buttermilk Pancakes

Banana Buttermilk Pancakes - Light and fluffy banana and buttermilk pancakes are another great way to go.

Even with all of the dishes above there are still a lot more. It seems that I have been using maple syrup a lot over the last two years. I have added a new Maple label to all of the posts with maple if you are interested in more.


Noodlegirl said...

Oh dear I just had dinner and looking at that made me hungry all over again!

Sharon said...

Mmmmm, maple syrup! <3

Chris said...

Wow. Just Wow!

Melissa said...

Now you have me wanting maple syrup! :)

Shelly said...

You are the maple syrup master, Kevin :). I want to taste them all! It all looks soooo good!

Elra said...

I can really see how much you love maple syrup Kevin. Lot's of your recipe using this sweet and delicious syrup.

soma said...

I love that bottle... one time we got a huge bottle of the syrup from new hampshire during the season.. was great.

TBC said...

What a gorgeous cheesecake that is! Absolutely fantastic.

James said...

It's a maple-orama! Will have to try maple in the next granola I make.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love maple syrup! What a great collection of beautiful recipes!



Dominique said...

Since you like maple syrup so much, you should try this : I recently had a liqueur called "Le sortilège". Seems it comes from Quebec. It is made with Canadian rye and maple syrup. Very rare on this side of the Atlantic (the other side from yours) but absolutely delicious. It is like eating pancakes with a little bit of additional taste.

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Jacque said...

Somebody loves their maple! Gotta tell you, all the things look DIVINE. Makes me want pancakes this morning. Better go get on the treadmill first.

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Hayley said...

Awesome post! I can't wait to go explore all of your sweet creations. Thanks Kevin!

Dani said...

isnt it great when u can use local ingredients to put a new spin on an old fave??!?!?! i do it a lot with bakeapples here in labrador :)

LOVE your maple creations!

Christelle said...

oooooooooooooooooooooooh that looks soooo good!
This maple creme brulee is now my aim in life, lol, what a wonderful idee, Just need to find the good maple syrup :)

meeso said...

Wow, all these recipes make me want to go buy some maple syrup!

Rita said...

Wow, I didn't realize you had so many maple recipes...Reading your post made me miss Canada...I think some day we will be back to live there.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

What a terrific collection of maple recipes, Kevin! I've been so busy with work lately that I've gotten behind on my blog visiting. I see several here that I've missed. I'll have to try to catch up. They all look so good!

unconfidentialcook said...

I remember going to sugar shacks in Vermont via horse-drawn sleighs ages ago, and now my daughter has never even had "real" maple sugar candy. What a great post to start an intro to maple syrup!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a wonderful variety of recipes Kevin. I'll take one of each. Very nice tribute to maple syrup.

Kevin said...

Dominique: I will have to look for it! I tried a maple scotch liqueur (a scotch turned into a liqueur with maple) a while ago that was soo good!

Manger La Ville said...

I heard it was maple season. I got to get me some. You are a true lover of maple.

Lori Lynn said...

Gee Kevin, that is some round-up.
YAY for maple!

zerrin said...

All these are so amazing! But we don't have maple syrup here.:(

diva said...

kevin what a great collection of maple syrup recipes! all to die maple syrup. and i really wanna visit a maple shack. it must b such an experience. x

Anonymous said...

Great list of recipes! A couple of years ago my son Oliver and I tapped some maple trees and set out to make maple syrup - what an ordeal! The boiling makes so much steam that I had to repaint afterwards - if you try making your own maple syrup, build a fire outside. You'll be thankful!

Not Another Omnivore said...

Hahaha! This is perfect to help finish up my week of Tear Down Tuesday: Maple.


Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Great round-up of maple syrup ideas!

Paula said...

Oh Kevin, look at you, Mr. Cook! This summary is just outstanding, and I love the title of your post! Very creative! It takes a lot of time and energy to put a post like this together. Very well done. Makes me want to run out and pick up some real maple syrup! YUM!

Judy said...

Lots of yummy recipes. I love pure maple syrup also. I'm not sure which one I like best, they all look so good.

Jan said...

WOW that's a lot of maple syrup recipes!
Great pictures Kevin!

Psychgrad said...

You are a maple champion! I think I'm going to give the chicken recipe a try. Going to a sugar shack I'm going to pick up some maple syrup.

Culinary Cory said...

Great round up. Who knew you could do so much with maple syrup.

Culinarywannabe said...

I swear we got that little maple leaf as a wedding favor not long ago, and it's still in my pantry. Thanks for all the beautiful recipes!

bébé de sucre said...

oh I am so jealous!

it's very hard to find real maple syrup here :(

and if i'm lucky to see one bottle at the supermarket, it is waaaaaaaaay overpriced *sigh*

by the way, loved your post

SusanQ said...

What a wonderful variety of maple-infused recipes! Thank you!

Daziano said...

Next week is the cabane a sucre festival in the Beauce region!

Bellini Valli said...

I love all of these maple treats Kevin.

Jan said...

I love that bottle in the shape of a maple leaf. Enjoy your festival, and thanks for the recipe recap.

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

How cute is that maple leaf shaped bottle? Alas virtually no chance to visiting a Sugar shack here in Australia but I would love to if I had the chance!

Miette said...

Yummy !



saveur said...

I can't wait to try all these recipes! yum!

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