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Homemade Maple Flavored Syrup Recipe. Cheap and Tasty.

Submitted by on October 14, 2011 – 5:01 am 8 Comments
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Have you guys noticed how expensive real maple syrup is? Gracious! I keep saying I need to get a spray bottle to spray syrup on our pancakes instead of pouring it, to make it stretch further. We’ve actually been using homemade fruit syrup or jelly instead of maple syrup ’cause it’s so much cheaper. I swear, one of these days I’m gonna go out into the woods and tap our trees!

In the meantime… I’ve found a good money-saving alternative. No, it’s not the real stuff… but it’s a heck of a lot cheaper- without the added preservatives or high fructose corn syrup found in store bought imitation syrup. And it still tastes amazing on pancakes. So, until I learn how to tap a maple tree, this is how it goes down in our house!

There are several recipes out there, but here’s one I like…

Homemade Maple Flavored Syrup

Yields 2 cups

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-2 cups brown sugar (more for extra thickness)
  • 1 Tbsp maple flavored extract

In a med. saucepan over med-high heat, combine the water and the sugars; bring to boil. Reduce heat to med-low and stir in the maple flavoring. Simmer for an additional 3-4 minutes.

Will thicken after cooling. Store in a glass jar in the fridge.

 

If you have a favorite homemade maple syrup recipe, I’d love to know how you make it!

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