Patterson Farms
Makers of Pure Maple Products
Meal Ideas With A Touch Of Maple
 
 
We will periodically update the recipes with a variety of tastes.
Please try the recipes and
let us know what you think.
  If you have any creative ideas, we invite you to
send them in for us to try.
 
Know Your Syrup Grades
First Of The Season
Light in color, not a lot of Maple flavor.
Best for making Maple Cream and Candy.
Middle Of The Season
Nice medium color, excellent table syrup.
Later In The Season
Darker in color, more Maple flavor, also a good table syrup
Almost The Last Of The Season
Very dark with a strong Maple flavor.
Good for cooking, baking and making Maple Sugar.
 
Maple Nutritional and Storage Information
Courtesy of Cornell Sugar Maple Research and Extension Program

Maple syrup contains 68% carbohydrates, while most other syrups contain 100%. While it has
virtually the same calorie content as white cane sugar (50 calories/Tbsp), maple syrup contains
significant amounts of calcium (20 mg/Tbsp) and potassium (35 mg/Tbsp), small amounts of iron
and phosphorous, and trace amounts of B vitamins. Its sodium content is low (2 mg/Tbsp).

Store maple syrup in your freezer to retain flavor and quality over an indefinite period of time.
The syrup will not freeze solid and will require only about one hour at room temperature to bring
it to pouring consistency. The amount required can be removed from the container, and the
remainder may be returned to the freezer. If, after extended storage, mold should form on the
surface of the syrup, the original quality can be restored. Remove the mold, heat the syrup to
boiling, skim the surface, sterilize the container, and refill it with the syrup.
 
Maple Spare Ribs
3 pounds of lean pork spareribs 1 small onion, finely chopped
3/4 cup pure maple syrup 1 tablespoon chili sauce
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard salt and pepper to taste
Cooking Directions:

1.) Arrange ribs in a roasting pan and roast in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.
2.) Combine the above ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil for 5 minutes.
3.) Reduce oven to 350 degrees, brush ribs with the sauce and bake uncovered for 45 to 60
minutes, basting often.

 
Maple Goes With This?
Pork and maple syrup is a great combination, so is seafood and maple, poultry and maple
or anything and maple.
 
Quick Meal
For a quick meal cut pork tenderloin cross-wise into 1 inch slices. 
Pound into 1/4 inchmedallions.  Sprinkle with sage or rosemary. 
Dredge lightly in flour and sauté in a little butter and olive oil. 
Serve with warm maple syrup or a sauce of maple syrup and
melted crabapple jelly.
 
Variations
Variations: add chopped fresh ginger root when you cook, sprinkle dried cranberries
or toasted nuts over the meat before serving.
 
Spiced Maple Pears
2 cinnamon sticks 6 ripe pears, peeled with stems in place
6 cloves 8 cracked cardamom seeds
2 cups medium-sweet white wine 3/4 cup pure maple sugar
2 tablespoons sugar  
Cooking Directions:
1.) Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.  Place cinnamon sticks in a deep 2 quart casserole.  Push a
clove inside each pear lay them on their sides in the dish.  Scatter the cardamom seeds on top
of the pears.
2.) In a medium saucepan over low heat, gently cook the wine, maple syrup, and sugar until the
sugar is dissolved.  Pour over pears, they should be half covered.  Add more wine or water if
necessary.
3.) Cover the pears and poach for 45 to 60 minutes or until tender, basting occasionally.  Cool
slightly, remove spices before serving.  They may also be served chilled.
 
Maple Yogurt
You don't have to cook to enjoy maple's goodness.  Simply stir in a tablespoon or two of
maple syrup into a bowl of plain or vanilla yogurt and top with a sprinkle of granola,
chopped fresh fruit, raisin, dried cranberries, chopped nuts, wheat germ,
or even chocolate chips.
 
Maple Pumpkin Bread
1 1/2 cups grade 'B' maple syrup 1 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs 1 cups oil
3 cups mashed pumpkin or squash 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 4 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg  
makes 3 standard loaves or 5-6 small loaves
Cooking Directions:
Preheat oven to 300 degrees
Beat first 4 ingredients together. 
Add pumpkin. 
Add dry ingredients. 
Bake for 20 minutes or until done.
 
 
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