Sweet! Make the Most of Sugar Maple Season

Learn how to turn fresh maple syrup into a creamy spread for toast, bread or biscuits.

maple butter

Maple butter has a smooth, peanut buttery consistency and maple syrup's nourishing, deep flavors.

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Once you get your hands on some fresh maple syrup, try turning a little bit into a wonderful spread for toasted homemade bread or biscuits.

Creamy Maple Goodness 

Maple butter has a smooth, peanut buttery consistency and maple syrup’s nourishing, deep flavors. A little goes a long way.

1 cup pure maple syrup
3/4 cup butter, softened

1. Heat maple syrup in a heavy saucepan until it reaches 240 degrees, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in butter.

2. Pour mixture into a large bowl or stand mixer and beat with the paddle attachment until maple butter is thick and creamy, about 10 minutes.

3. Pour maple butter into glass jars and refrigerate. Serve on toast, biscuits, pancakes, waffles, dinner rolls and cornbread. Makes about 1½ cups.

Grading Curve  

Grade A Light Amber—light golden with delicate maple flavor; generally tapped early in the season; used as a condiment

Grade A Medium Amber—golden with deeper maple flavor; most popular grade; used as a condiment

Grade A Dark Amber—amber with more robust maple flavor; used as a condiment or in baking

Grade B—dark with a strong, pronounced maple taste; often used in baking rather than as a condiment, but becoming more widely available and gaining popularity as a table syrup

Grade C—very dark with a bold, caramelized taste; sold in bulk and used mainly in commercial food production

Resources 

Burton’s Maplewood Farm 

Dragonfly Sugarworks 

Green Wind Farm 

The Maple Guys 

Maple Valley 

Sugarbush Farm