Maple syrup recipes

Maple syrup

The boiled-down sap of the maple tree, this syrup is very popular in the United States and Canada. It’s a little luxury to pour over pancakes or waffles or over ice cream and can be used in baking or even savoury dishes – spread a little on top of streaky bacon before grilling.

Recipes using maple syrup

Main course

Light meals & snacks


Starters & nibbles

Side dishes


Cakes and baking

Drinks and cocktails


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Buyer's guide

It is expensive because of the low yield from the sap (40 gallons of sap are needed for one gallon of syrup!) but the cheaper imitations labelled ‘maple-flavoured syrup’ made from a mixture of maple syrup and cane syrup just don’t compare to the real thing. True maple syrup from Canada and the north-eastern states of the US a carry a maple leaf mark to guarantee their authenticity.

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