MAPLE Gone Wild! Top 10 Ways to Use Maple
Yes, it is fall. Try to say otherwise and somewhere out there a fall enthusiast will crucify you with a caramel apple or pumpkin flavored something. But deep down in the roots of the fall season is the poor flavor of maple. Somehow the poor guy doesn’t get the spotlight nearly as much as his apple and pumpkin counterparts. But wait, there are TONS of recipes bringing maple back to the forefront of fall. You may know that I have a special place in my heart for pumpkin, so don’t be surprised if pumpkin is included in some of these recipes. Also notice that I’ve included some cocktail treats in this roundup as well. Let us know if you have any favorites!
10. Cinnamon Maple Bourbon
This cocktail seems to be able to get anyone into the mood of cold crisp fall nights while offering a pleasant means of “spicing up” a night cap.
Recipe: So Lets Hang Out
9. Maple Glazed Apple Doughnuts
Ever have an apple cider doughnut? Now add a sweet and creamy maple glaze. On your way to work? Pass on the Dunkin pumpkin donuts and make these the night before to grab on the go. OR make these fresh after dinner for a nice hot treat. Really, you could have these any time.
Recipe: A Pumpkin and a Princess
8. Maple Pumpkin Cake Roll
Who doesn’t love pumpkin roll? The moist pumpkin cake with delicious cream cheese filling is already a treat that I yearn for every fall. But this thing looks like an “amped up” version of pumpkin roll. Just look at it! I’m trying this out for sure.
Recipe: Le Creme de la Crumb
7. Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake
Um…there really isn’t much more to say here. Pumpkin. Cheesecake. Maple Frosting. Is it really missing anything?
Recipe: Cooking on the Side
6. Pumpkin Pie Beer Cocktail
Pumpkin beer alone is already satisfying. However, on those special occasions where you want to impress your party guests (or just like sweet treats) this is the way to go. Dip the rim of the glass in some maple syrup followed by brown sugar and you have an alcoholic liquid pumpkin pie. Yum.
Beer Notes: Endless Simmer
5. Maple Pumpkin Cupcakes
Here’s all you need to know. Ready? Pumpkin cupcakes, maple cream cheese frosting, dulce de leche filling. Yes, that stuff oozing out of the cupcake is caramel.
Recipe: Chica and Jo
4. Maple Pumpkin Crisp
PUMPKIN MAPLE CRISP. I’ve never had it, but this is on the docket for this fall. I’m salivating just looking at this dish. She had me at pumpkin, but the touch of maple makes this dish nearly perfect with fall flavors.
Recipe: Erica’s Recipes
3. Stout Maple Walnut Cake
When we first made this, I was skeptical of how it would taste. But the maple icing ends up soaking through a majority of the cake, making it that much more moist and tasty. The stout also offers a great depth to the flavor of the cake. I’m looking forward to making this again.
Recipee: Endless Simmer
2. Maple Pumpkin Stack Cake
Layer upon layer of pumpkin and maple frosting. The only thing I may add is some crumbled BACON on top with the walnuts.
Recipe: Pass the Sushi
1. Maple Bacon Shortbread
Speaking of bacon…This is a low carb shortbread recipe that includes BACON. That way, you can justify baking and eating these maple bacon treats.
Recipe: All Day I Dream About Food
What’s your favorite fall recipe?