Whether you’re a sap for sweet or savoury dishes, these delectable recipes will make you mad for maple. From a traditional maple fudge to smokey maple bacon, celebrate maple syrup season without a trip to the sugar shack.
Maple Nut Wafflewich
Bright red waffles and white ice cream make a perfectly patriotic dessert to celebrate Canada Day or any day you so choose. Use maple walnut ice cream to accentuate the flavour for double the fun.
Maple Mustard Sesame Chicken Drumsticks
Keep the napkins handy for these maple mustard sesame chicken drumsticks. A crunchy sesame seed coating adds visual flair to these sweet and sticky drummers.
Simple and comforting, this French Canadian dessert is topped with a hot maple syrup mixture before baking. Some of it bakes into the cake, and some will thicken into a sauce at the bottom of the ramekin, creating a warm, gooey treat.
Sucre à la Crème
You could call this fudge with character: the sweet more-ness of the maple is balanced out with flakes of Maldon salt and crisp pecans.
Maple Seared Scallops
Searing scallops directly in maple syrup produces a caramelized, sweetly sticky outer layer — a non-traditional yet delightful match-up with the salty notes of a warm chorizo and kalamata olive ragout.
Maple Sponge Toffee
Crispy, lighter-than-air sponge toffee gets a classic Canadian twist with maple syrup! You’ll love the deep, rich caramel flavour the maple brings to this crunchy, stick-to-your-molars dessert.
Buttercream-Filled Maple Sandwich Cookies
There is a double dose of maple flavour in these delectable sandwich cookies. Opt for maple extract in the cream to give intense flavour without watering it down.
Grilled Peach Stacks
Maple can move seamlessly into dinnertime with this sophisticated salad that stacks grilled peaches with layers of soft goat cheese and a maple balsamic reduction. You can prepare candied pecans ahead of time to make entertaining easier — just be sure not to eat them all first.
Maple Soy Glazed BC Salmon
Soy, salmon and maple are a natural pairing in this simple salmon recipe. Take a walk on the wild side with fresh hop shoots (the bits of the plant that don’t make it into your local brew) and fiddlehead ferns, or use morel mushrooms and fresh peas to make your shopping a little easier.
Maple Candied Bacon
Time for bacon (you knew we were getting there eventually, right?). Candied with maple and brown sugar, you can chop these for a garnish or eat them outright as a snack — we won’t tell.
Ultimate Brussels Sprouts With Bacon, Beer, Maple Syrup and Mustard
Make Brussels sprouts the fan favourite by spiking them with dark beer, maple syrup, bacon and panko bread crumbs — a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Maple Chipotle Popcorn
Movie night will never be the same after you serve this spicy-sweet popcorn, made right on the stovetop and tossed with ground chipotle, pecans and sunflower seeds.
Canadian Style Irish Coffee
Instead of Irish coffee, get guests to try a Canadian version with local whisky and maple flavoured whipped cream. A perfect after-dinner drink or to accompany a lazy day by the fire.
Canadian Maple Pie Parfaits
Super sweet maple pies can be a bit overwhelming after a few bites. This elegant concoction lets you adjust the sweetness to your preference by layering all the ingredients into a pretty parfait — top with crème fraîche for a sophisticated and tangy undertone.
Cider & Maple Roasted Pork Belly
A unique, earthy spice blend pairs up with rich and succulent pork belly. Apples, apple cider and maple syrup are the ideal foil to the spices and slow-roasted, melt-in-your-mouth meat.
Maple Cream Pie
Anna’s maple cream pie sits beautifully on a nutty pecan crust and is sprinkled with even more chopped pecans for a crunchy finish.
Giant Maple Doughnut Cake
What’s better than doughnuts? A giant doughnut cake, of course. It will bring a smile to your family — young and old. Ice it with a maple buttercream frosting and don’t forget the sprinkles.
Coffee and Doughnut Hole Trifles
We can’t think of a better way to use up day-old doughnut holes then layering them with coffee-flavoured pudding and maple whipped cream. Together they make a triple-triple winning dessert.
Get the recipe for Coffee and Doughnut Hole Trifles
Maple Leche Flan
A classic Filipino dessert gets the Canadian treatment. When flipped, these flans reveal a mouthwatering maple caramel on top of a light and creamy egg custard.