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Sauce to go with maple cheesecake?

BrasilFutbolGirl Nov 7, 2012 04:02 PM

Hi, I want to make a sauce to go with maple cheesecake for Thanksgiving, but Im kind of lost as to what kind of sauce to make. I'm sure it will be delicious on its own (but some people want me to make a sauce with it) I didnt want to make an apple or pear sauce because there will already be an apple/pear dessert and I didnt want to make a cranberry sauce because there will already be homemade cranberry sauce. Also some people dont like nuts. I know maple is an unusual flavor for cheesecake, does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

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    Florida Hound Dec 3, 2012 07:37 PM

    Curious Chow Hound friends want to know... Brasil- what did you finally decide for Thanksgiving and how did it go over?

    1. PotatoHouse Nov 8, 2012 06:11 PM

      A Sabayon would work well also. Here is a good recipe. I would go with using either Sherry or Tawny Port.


      1. greygarious Nov 8, 2012 06:41 AM

        Caramel or butterscotch, maybe with a little pumpkin pie filling stirred into it.

        1. Jpan99 Nov 8, 2012 05:47 AM

          I would do something simple, like a cinnamon whipped cream.

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            1MunchieMonster Nov 8, 2012 12:35 AM

            I'd maybe try a peach sauce because some fruity-tartness would cut through the maple-sweetness very nicely. Would a cran-raspberry sauce still be out of the question? If you don't need the tart factor and it doesn't _have_ to be a sauce, you could also dress it up with one of those lacey caramel or chocolate cage things.

            On third thought, the Trader Joe's pumpkin butter has a bit of a lemony tang that might go really well too. Good luck!

            1. charles_sills Nov 8, 2012 12:19 AM

              something with bourbon!!!!!!!!!!!!

              1. ipsedixit Nov 7, 2012 07:22 PM

                Chocolate or Peanut Butter.

                1. HillJ Nov 7, 2012 06:41 PM

                  Curious, does the maple cheesecake have a crust ie: graham or some sort of cookie crust? Because it might be nice to carry over the crust into a light crumb with whipped cream on the top instead of a sauce.

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                  1. re: HillJ
                    relizabeth Nov 9, 2012 08:44 AM

                    make a pecan crust!

                  2. pinehurst Nov 7, 2012 05:13 PM

                    Bourbon sauce? Guests could pour their own in case children of very fastidious parents are present. :-)

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                    1. re: pinehurst
                      katecm Nov 7, 2012 05:35 PM

                      I love this, and would stir some walnuts into it before serving, too, to play off a maple walnut combination.

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                        BrasilFutbolGirl Nov 7, 2012 05:38 PM

                        That sounds good too! Thanks!

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                        Florida Hound Nov 7, 2012 04:54 PM

                        I googled to find a Maple Cheesecake with cinnamon swirl sauce. I can't vouch for it, but it sounds delicious!

                        If left to my own creativity, I would not bother with a sauce- "Maple Cheesecake" as a stand alone might get me to try it even over Grandma's Apple Pie. Heaven Ferfenn!
                        Another sauce idea: If someone wanted to drizzle some thawed raspberries/ raspeberry jelly warmed to a saucy consistency, I think that could be compatible. I even wondered about warmed up caramel sauce. Would a chocolate sauce do anything?

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                        1. re: Florida Hound
                          BrasilFutbolGirl Nov 7, 2012 05:08 PM

                          Thanks I will have to try that. I never thought about swirling sauce in cheesecake. I thought about caramel sauce too. I dont know about raspberries or chocolate going with maple though. Thanks.

                          1. re: BrasilFutbolGirl
                            Florida Hound Nov 7, 2012 05:32 PM

                            After Thanksgiving, it would be great to hear from you on how your recipe went over. Have a wonderful holiday!

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                          OrigamiDuck Nov 7, 2012 04:27 PM

                          My initial reaction would be a rhubarb sauce of some kind.

                          Either that, or depending on how adventurous your dinner guests are, a basil syrup of some sort? I find maple and basil can work quite nicely together when done properly.

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                          1. re: OrigamiDuck
                            BrasilFutbolGirl Nov 7, 2012 04:45 PM

                            Unfortunately the only adventurous eaters in the family are my paternal grandmother and I. Thanks for the idea though.

                          2. Cherylptw Nov 7, 2012 04:22 PM

                            A brown butter pecan sauce would be great...simple with brown sugar, a bit of cream and toasted chopped pecans; you can do the pecans on the side or skip the nuts and stir in some dried or fresh diced apples

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                            1. re: Cherylptw
                              BrasilFutbolGirl Nov 7, 2012 04:43 PM

                              That sounds great! Yes I will put pecans on the side. Thanks!

                              1. re: BrasilFutbolGirl
                                Cherylptw Nov 8, 2012 05:47 PM

                                You're welcome...

                              2. re: Cherylptw
                                chowser Nov 8, 2012 04:10 AM

                                This sounds really good. I'd probably add some rum or bourbon to it. And, maybe candy the pecans w/ salt/sweet.

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                                Tara57 Nov 7, 2012 04:13 PM

                                Would a drizzle of warm maple syrup be too simple? Maybe add a touch of warm spices.

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                                1. re: Tara57
                                  BrasilFutbolGirl Nov 7, 2012 04:44 PM

                                  I'm definitely going to add some cinnamon and nutmeg to the cheesecake batter.

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