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Feb 27, 2014 04:52 PM

Maple Syrup.

Although you can't tell by the weather this year, March is the month when the maple tree sap starts to run which means Maple Syrup season will soon be upon us. Besides its use on pancakes, waffles, and french toast, what other uses do you have for Maple Syrup?

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  1. Glazed for roast vegetables, replacing sugar in baked goods, with miso as a glaze for salmon, in coffee,on a peanut or almond butter sandwich, on a spoon in my mouth.

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    1. re: magiesmom

      I love maple syrup, and a couple of days ago I ran across a jar of maple sugar granules, up in the spice cabinet. I thought it would be a great substitute for the Splenda for my coffee. I really poured it into the mug o' Joe, but the result ----> I could hardly taste it! Too bad. I did not keep adding more granules because I try not to take in endless sugar. I'm back to Splenda after this experiment. Maple syrup or my maple sugar granules are great on ice cream, though!!! If memory serves me correctly, I think we've used maple syryp in a barbeque sauce recipe or 2, years ago.

      1. re: magiesmom

        You need to take a look at this cookbook:

        100 maple recipes from Montreal's bad boy chef Martin Picard.

        1. re: hala

          His maple caramel is divine! I've topped supernatural brownies with it or simply warmed it and used it as a dip for fresh fruit.

      2. I like to use a 50-50 mixture of that and Lyle's instead of Karo when I'm making a pecan pie. I'm not partial to sweet glazes on much of anything, but I never know when I'll be wanting it for something, so I keep it on hand. Always the B grade. Yes, spoon in mouth once in a while for me, too! Not as often as when I was, oooohh, sixty years younger …

        1. Anchovies and maple syrup on Italian bread ??!!??!!

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          1. re: Doctormhl1

            Incredible idea, in two senses of the word.

          2. i make a salad dressing using mustard and maple syrup

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            1. re: girloftheworld

              Also works with grilled shrimp, too. About a 50-50 ratio. Bit of salt/garlic salt & pepper. Garlic powder if that it too much salt.

            2. ON TOP OF BUTTERED CORNBREAD!!!!!