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Easy Maple-Flavored Syrup

Easy Maple-Flavored SyrupEasy to make, economical and tastes great, this recipe for maple-flavored syrup has been a family-favorite for over 40 years.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
Pinch of kosher or sea salt
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring

Cooking Directions:

  1. In small saucepan combine the sugars, corn syrup, salt and water. Bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 2 minutes without stirring.
  2. Remove from heat and add the maple flavoring.
  3. Cool to room temperature and pour into a serving bottle. (Save one of those "store-bought" bottles and use it.)
  4. Store in the refrigerator.

Makes about 2 1/2 cups or about 20 (2 tablespoon) servings.

Tip: This syrup can be served either cold, straight from the refrigerator, or heated. The hotter it is, the thinner its consistency will be. My preference is to take the chill off using the microwave oven, timing determined by the amount of syrup being heated. It heats quickly, so a few seconds is usually sufficient.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/20 of recipe): 84.0 calories; 0% calories from fat; 0.0g total fat; 0.0mg cholesterol; 17.6mg sodium; 9.9mg potassium; 21.8g carbohydrates; 0.0g fiber; 21.7g sugar; 21.8g net carbs; 0.0g protein.

Recipe and photograph by Hope Pryor; copyright © 1999; property of See Terms of Use.