Northwest PA Maple Association


Oatmeal-Maple Syrup Drop Cookies

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg 1/2 cup seedless raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
Beat shortening, maple syrup and egg. Sift together flour, salt and baking powder. Add to syrup mixture alternately with milk. Mix well. Add oatmeal, raisins and nuts. Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake 350-375 degrees F about 15 minutes.

Stuffed Baked Apples

  • 6 baking apples
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup finely chopped pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup (canned) mandarin oranges, cut up
Core apples. Remove 1-inch peel from top of each and arrange in baking dish. Combine dates, walnuts, mandarin oranges, and butter. Add water. Cover baking dish after stuffing apples. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 35 minutes. Uncover. Bake 20 minutes longer; baste 3 times with maple syrup. During cooking, baste at intervals.

Maple Popcorn, Cereal, or Nut Candy

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 quarts popped corn or mixed cereal and nuts
Boil together butter, water, maple syrup. Boil until forms soft ball in cold (not ice) water. Add popped corn or mixed cereal and nuts. Stir briskly until mixture coats popped corn evenly. Continue stirring until cools, when each morsel will be separately coated.

Maple Frosting

  • 1/4 cup softened butter
    maple syrup
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar 
Cream butter, and gradually add powdered sugar. Stir in enough maple syrup until of spreading consistency.

Maple Cocktail

  • 3/4 ounce maple syrup
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce dry gin
  • 1 ounce bourbon
Shake over ice and serve.

Maple Milkshake

  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 pint cream
  • 1 1/2 pints milk
  • 2 scoops ice cream
Mix, pour into glasses and serve.

Maple Nut Bread

  • 1/4 cup oleo (margarine)
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, dissolved in
  • 1 teaspoon hot water
Combine all ingredients in order given. Pour into greased loaf pan and allow to sit 20 minutes. Bake 375 degrees F. for 60 minutes.

Maple Holiday Egg Nog

  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 quarts milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Combine egg yolks and 1/4 cup sugar; mix until thick and lemon-colored. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold egg yolk mixture into egg whites. Stir in milk, maple syrup, vanilla and salt. Chill. Serve with whipped cream and grated nutmeg, if desired. Approx. 13 1/2 cups

Oatmeal Maple Pancakes

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oatmeal
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted shortening
Combine syrup, milk & egg. Add pancake mix, oats & shortening. Beat lightly until blended. Bake on hot griddle, greased. Makes about 1 dozen, 4-inch pancakes.

Maple Barbecued Spareribs

  • 3 pounds spareribs
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon tomato catsup
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
Place spareribs into a saucepan and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boiling point, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Drain. Mix maple syrup, tomato catsup, vinegar, onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt, mustard, black pepper together in a small bowl. Place spareribs in a shallow baking pan and pour about half the maple sauce over the ribs. Bake in 350-degree F oven, 30 minutes or until tender. Turn and baste occasionally with remaining sauce while baking. Broil 5 minutes to finish browning.

Maple Glazed Ham

(Total baking time about 2 hours.)
  • 1 6-8 pound fully cooked ham
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup cloves
Bake ham about 1/2 usual time. Drain off drippings. Score fat diagonally into diamonds. Center with cloves. Pour maple syrup over ham. Bake 15 minutes. Repeat twice. An additional 30-minutes cooking time produces a golden brown glaze.

Maple Nut Cake

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup shortening
Sift dry ingredients into bowl; add shortening, milk and 1/4 cup maple syrup. Beat 2 minutes. Add remaining maple syrup and the eggs, beating 2 more minutes. Blend in the nuts. Pour into greased pan (9x13x2). Bake 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes. When done, grate maple sugar over top and set under broiler for a ‘minute or two’ -or frost with maple syrup frosting.

Maple Pecan Pie

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Maple Syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup broken pecan halves
  • 1 unbaked 9″ pastry shell
Melt butter; add sugar, salt, maple syrup and eggs. Beat the mixture until well blended. Add the pecans, breaking large halves in two. Pour filling into the unbaked shell. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the filling comes out clean. Cool pie before serving.

Maple Fudge

  • 2 cups maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup rich milk or cream
  • 3/4 cup nut meats
Combine maple syrup, corn syrup and cream, and place over a low flame. Stir constantly until mixture starts to boil. Continue cooking without stirring until small amounts of syrup form soft ball in cold water, or reach 236? F. Remove from heat. Add butter. Do not stir. Cool until lukewarm. Beat until the mixture thickens and loses gloss. Add nuts. Pour into greased pan. When cold, cut into squares.