Sunday, April 20, 2008

Maple Syrup

  • 4 cups white sugar (use organic sugar or rapidura or succanat if possible)
  • 1 cup brown sugar (can use homemade)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp. Maple flavoring
  • 2 tsp. vanilla

Mix the sugars and water in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and turn to simmer for 5 minutes. Take off the burner and add flavorings. Stir. Let cool and store in a quart jar in the refrigerator. You can also use old syrup bottles or ketchup bottles to store the syrup in.

Note from Sheri: The best option is to use pure maple syrup. If you don’t mind the cost, then go for it. I did want to include a homemade maple syrup recipe here, however, because I believe that making the syrup from scratch (even though it has sugar in it) is better for you than the store-bought stuff. I like this recipe because it is a bit thicker than most other homemade syrups I have tried.