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5 Unusual Ways to us Maple Syrup

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Forget pancakes, maple syrup has so much more potential! Here are 5 simple ways to use this incredibly versatile ingredient.

Sweet Potato Ravioli with Maple, Brown Butter and Sage

Ingredients

  • Sweet Potato Ravioli, cooked to package directions
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 20 sage leaves
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Steps

  • Melt the butter over medium heat and add sage leaves. Cook on low until the butter begins to turn brown. Remove from heat and add maple syrup and cinnamon. Toss the cooked pasta in the sauce.

Maple Roasted Ham

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard

Steps

  • Stir together the mustard and maple syrup. Brush ham with glaze several times during the cooking process.

Maple Butter

Ingredients

  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup salted butter

Steps

  • Heat maple syrup in a sauce pan to 240˚F. Remove from heat and stir in the butter. Once completely melted transfer to a stand mixer and beat until creamy and opaque (8 minutes). Store in the fridge.

Homemade Maple Chai Tea

Ingredients

  • 3 chai tea bags
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup 2% milk

Steps

  • In a saucepan steep the tea in 3 cups of boiling water. Remove the tea bags and add the maple syrup and milk.

Cocktail (Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour)

Ingredients

  • 2 springs of fresh rosemary
  • 1 shot of bourbon
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Steps

  • Smoke the glass by torching one stalk of rosemary and placing the glass over top. Slap the second sprig and place in a shaker along with ice, bourbon, lemon and maple syrup. Shake to mix well and then pour into the smoked glass. Throw away the burnt rosemary.