Granulated Maple Sugar – What is it and How do I use it?

Granulated Maple Sugar

Granulated Maple Sugar is the most versatile product that is made from maple syrup.  Because it has no available water, this product is totally shelf stable, it will not separate or mold.  As long as the container is kept tightly closed it will last at room temperature indefinitely and will not change its consistency.  It can be substituted on a 1 for 1 basis to replace white or brown sugar in any recipe.  Try granulated maple sugar on a squash, a sweet potato, on a ham, on your cereal, or on cottage cheese.  Use it to make a great sugar cookie, or mix it with cream cheese to make a dip.  Try it on different things, use your imagination you will find something new that tastes good with a hint of maple flavor added!

SPICY MAPLE LEMONADE

Maple Flavored RecipesIngredients:

  • 12 oz spring water
  • 2-4 small lemons (to taste)
  • pinch of lemon zest
  • pinch of cayenne (to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp. Big Tree Maple syrup (more if desired)
  • 1/2 cup ice

Directions:

Squeeze the lemons, start with two.  Add lemon juice, water,cayenne,and maple syrup to blender.  Blend a few seconds.  Add ice, blend until frothy and ice is smoothed into frosty bits.  Taste test and adjust lemon, cayenne, and maple syrup as desired.  Serve over ice cubes.

 

Maple Conversion Guidelines

1 cup white granulated sugar = 1 cup maple granulated sugar  or  1 cup maple syrup (reduce other liquids by 1/2 cup).

 

1 cup packed brown sugar = 1 cup +1 TBSP maple granulated sugar  or 1 cup + 1 TBSP maple syrup (reduce other liquids by 1/2 cup).

Maple Flavored Recipes

Skier’s Maple Hot Buttered Rum

  • Maple Hot Buttered Rum Recipe1/4 cup Pure New York Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup of rum
  • 1/4 cup of boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons butter (or margarine)
  • Nutmeg

 

Directions:

Bring water to a boil.  Add Maple syrup , rum and top with butter and freshly grated nutmeg.

makes 2 servings.

Maple Flavored Recipes

MAPLE APPLE SQUARES

  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup Big Tree Maple syrup
  • 3 or 4 apples
  • 8 oz. cream
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • whipped cream

Directions

In bowl, place yellow cake mix and the butter ( can use butter substitute).  Mix these together with pastry blender until crumbly and reserve 2/3 cup in a separate bowl.  Pat the mixture into a 9″x13″ pan and top with thinly sliced apples.  Mix together 8 oz sour cream and one egg and spread over apples.  Now take the reserved 2/3 cup mixture and add 1/4 cup maple sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon and spread over the top of the sour cream layer.  Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes.  When cool cut into squares and drizzle with maple syrup and a dollop of whipped cream.

 

Maple Flavored Recipes

MAPLE MILK SHAKE

1/4 cup pure Big Tree Maple syrup

1 cup milk

1 large scoop vanilla or maple walnut ice cream

 

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Pour into a tall glass, enjoy immediately!!

Maple Flavored Recipes

Crunchy Maple Snack Mix

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 box rice or corn squares
  • 1 bag Goldfish pretzels or 1 cup small pretzels
  • 1 cup Maple Syrup “the real stuff”
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

 

DIRECTIONS

Mix cereal and pretzels, heat syrup and butter about 2 minutes, add nuts then pour over cereal.  Pour on sprayed baking sheet, heat at 250 for 45 minutes or until dry.

Maple Flavored Recipes

New York Pure Maple Salmon

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound salmon

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, garlic salt, and pepper.
  2. Place salmon in a shallow glass baking dish, and coat with the maple syrup mixture. Cover the dish, and marinate salmon in the refrigerator 30 minutes, turning once.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven, and bake salmon uncovered 20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork.