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Homemade Maple Syrup

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I have been making homemade maple syrup for quite some time now and we love it!  I have tried quite a few different maple syrup recipes over the years, and I keep coming back to this plain and simple one.  We like it the best.  It took us a while to get used to it, as the homemade syrup is runnier than store-bought syrup.  But now we get grossed out whenever we have store-bought syrup and see how goopy it is.  So…like I said, it does take some time to get used to the runnier consistency, but I definitely think it is worth it!  Enjoy!

Homemade Maple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar (organic or raw sugar, or Sucanat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mapeline (maple extract)

In a saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil.  Boil for a minute or two while stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and add Mapeline.  Stir well and allow to cool a little before serving.

I pour our syrup into a quart jar and then store any leftovers in the refrigerator.  Love it!

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  1. Sherri - this sounds good! However, for those of from maple syrup country would tell you that this is just homemade corn syrup with some maple syrup flavoring. We can buy this in the store. The advantage is that is is not actually corn syrup (organic sugar is much better!!!!!) and it is much expensive. For those of use who know real maple syrup - at room temperature, it is VERY thin and runny, but that is part of what makes it so good!!! In a pinch - this is a GREAT option - thanks so much for sharing it with us.
    1. Becca...thanks for the clarification. Yes, this isn't really maple syrup. Maybe I should rename the post Homemade Pancake Syrup :). Real maple syrup is the BEST, but if you can't afford it, then the homemade syrup without corn syrup is the next best option. Thanks again for sharing!
      1. Sherri - when you live in the north woods of WI, maple syrup isn't as expensive as it is in the states where it isn't produced. So, your recipe is definitely a GREAT option and I have packed it away for a "rainy day". Again, thank you for all you share with us. Love the menu planning!!!!

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