Acadian Maple Sour Cocktail Recipe

Acadian Maple Sour Cocktail Recipe

2oz Whiskey or Bourbon and pure maple syrup!
  • Yuka Haverstock

Brown Butter Tarts with Maple

This recipe is by Janet Todd, winner of Taste of Nova Scotia's March 2014 recipe contest.

For the Pastry

3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 freshly grated whole nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup frozen butter, grated
½ cup ice water

For the filling
½ cup butter
½ cup Acadian Maple syrup
½ cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons flour



  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, nutmeg and salt.
  3. Grate in the frozen butter using the large holes of a standard box grater and toss quickly to thoroughly coat with flour.
  4. Sprinkle in the ice water then stir until a dough forms. Knead the dough just a few times as needed to bring everything together.
  5. Immediately roll it out thinly – about 1/4 inch thick – and cut out 12 circles.
  6. Fit them into a lightly oiled muffin tin.
  7. Brown the butter by placing it in a saucepan over medium heat, heating and melting it until it begins to steam and foam.
  8. Keep a close eye on it as it foams. Swirl it gently, watching the color. When it turns golden brown and releases the aroma of toasting nuts, immediately remove it from the heat and whisk in the maple syrup, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  9. Add the flour and stir to combine. Put together and bake for 10-12 minutes.


Source: Taste of Nova Scotia

  • William Allaway

Maple Glazed Baby Carrots

This recipe is easy and delicious. A nice change to plain carrots!


  • 2 packages of baby carrots (12 oz/340 g each)
  • 1/4 cup Catalina dressing
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. non-hydrogenated margarine
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted


Cook carrots in boiling water in large saucepan on medium heat 12 to 14 min or until tender; drain in colander.

Meanwhile, mix dressing and syrup in same saucepan; cook 15 to 20 min. or until hot and bubbly, stirring occasionally. Add carrots; cook 5 min. or until glaze is thickened to desired consistency, stirring frequently.

Add margarine; stir until melted. Stir in nuts.


Source: Kraft Canada

  • William Allaway

Hot Maple Walnut Sauce

Saute 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts in 2 tbsp of butter until hot, about 2 minutes. Add 1/3 cup of maple syrup and heat. Serve over vanilla ice cream. Makes 1 cup.


Source: Chatelaine Recipes

  • William Allaway

Maple Blueberry Muffins

Maple Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins with a hint of maple flavour. These muffins are a delicious summer treat. You can find both maple sugar and frozen blueberries in our shop. Enjoy!

Mix together:
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup maple sugar
2 eggs 

Mix together and add to first mixture:
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup milk
2 cups blueberries (frozen or fresh)
Bake at 375 F for 30 minutes. Sprinkle tops with maple sugar.

Maple Barbecued Salmon

Maple Syrup and Salmon go great together. This is a perfect summer recipe as it makes a light and delicious meal. You could also try this recipe with our Maple BBQ Sauce

This recipe is from Saltscapes

4-6    salmon fillets, skin attached
1 cup (250 mL)     maple syrup
1     small onion, chopped    
2     tablespoons (30 mL)     apple cider vinegar
1     tablespoon (15 mL)     Worcestershire sauce
1-2    teaspoons (5-10 mL)     pepper sauce    
1     teaspoon (5 mL)     salt
1     teaspoon (5 mL)     dry mustard

Prepare sauce by combining syrup, onion, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, pepper sauce, salt, and dry mustard in a small pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer for 4 or 5 minutes and set aside to cool. 

Sauce can be stored in the refrigerator before using.

Heat barbecue to medium-hot. Lightly paint salmon with the maple glaze and lay the fillets skin-side up on the grill. Carefully turn fillets and continue to cook skin-side down. Baste fish with glaze several times as it continues to cook. Fish is done when it easily flakes, about 8 to 10 minutes.