Pure Maple Candy ~*~ Made 11/24/12 ~*~ came out great - a quarter of the cost of store-bought. Took less than a minute stirring at the end and then hardens in seconds. Did not add nuts. One cup syrup makes about 14 1-inch candies. Use tall pan since it boils very high.
Maple Candied Bacon - 1 lb. bacon, sliced 2 tbsp. pure maple syrup ¼ c. brown sugar 2 tsp. Dijon mustard ½ tsp. Kosher salt ¼ tsp cayenne pepper Preheat oven to 350 F. Wrap jellyroll pan with foil; top with a wire rack. In a bowl, mix syrup, sugar, mustard, salt, and pepper; add bacon & toss. Place bacon in single layer on rack. Bake in center of oven 20 - 45 min. It should look slightly dark and crispy. Remove from oven: cool 5 min. Serve at room temp.
Orange Maple Cranberry Sauce - This easy homemade cranberry sauce recipe is sweetened with pure maple syrup instead of refined sugar. Orange and cinnamon lend subtle seasonal flavor without taking over.