With the melting snow comes maple season in New England, when we find ourselves craving all things topped or made with delicious pure maple syrup — from our favorite creamy maple walnut ice cream recipe to our best baked beans with maple syrup. Here’s a collection of some of our favorite maple recipes from the Yankee Magazine archives.
The combination of sweet brown sugar, crunchy pecans, and pure maple syrup is tough to beat. Pecan pie lovers in particular will go nuts for these maple nut bars — the handheld variation of the popular dessert.
These Maple Pecan Refrigerator Cookies are very New England–but with a Southern twist, thanks to pecans’ nutty flavor. They’re easy to make and can be stored in the freezer until needed. They’re not super-sweet, but they’re very buttery. For the best maple flavor, use grade B syrup if you can find it, or grade A dark amber will do.
Thinly sliced sweet potatoes are layered with thinly sliced shallots and a sweet maple butter for a side dish that’s both attractive and sweet.
What are your favorite maple recipes?
This post was first published in 2017 and has been updated.