Real Maple Butter Recipe -
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Real Maple Butter

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"I live in Quebec, Canada, and at the end of winter, when the syrup is harvested from the maple trees and is abundant, pure syrup is boiled and then whipped, which gives a true maple spread which is just divine. I love it on toast. You will never want an artificially-flavored maple spread again!"

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Original recipe makes 1.5 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    2 hrs 55 mins


  1. Fill your sink with at least 6 inches of very cold water before starting to cook the spread.
  2. In a large pot over medium-high heat, bring the maple syrup and corn syrup to a boil. Cook the syrup until a candy thermometer reads exactly 232 degrees F/112 degrees C., stirring occasionally. The correct temperature is very crucial in the process.
  3. As soon as the syrup reaches the correct temperature, take the pan off the heat and carefully lower it into the cold water bath. Allow the syrup to rest and cool until it reaches 70 degrees F/20 degrees C, about 30 minutes.
  4. When the syrup reaches 70 degrees F, remove the pot from the cold water bath and beat the cooled syrup with an electric mixer on high speed until the syrup forms a creamy, thick spread, about 3 minutes.
  5. Pack the spread into a container, cover, and ripen in refrigerator for about 2 hours before serving. Maple butter will keep covered in refrigerator up to a month. If chilled maple butter is too hard to spread straight from the refrigerator, allow to come to room temperature.
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Dec 17, 2010

This is a wonderful recipe, absolutely delicious. My two cents: It's a good idea to calibrate your candy thermometer anytime you're making something where the temperature is critical. Rapidly boil water and test the temperature of the boil with your thermometer. Water boils at 212 degrees at sea level. Where I am, water boils at 215 degrees, so I add the extra three degrees onto the temperature of whatever I am making. My other hint is that when you're filling your sink with cold water, do not fill it more than a few inches. The point is to rapidly cool your syrup so that it doesn't continue to cook. I had too much water in my sink which made my pot float. As I was struggling to let some water out, a whole gush of cold water spilled into my pot and ruined my entire batch :( So sad when maple syrup is so pricey! But once I got it right, it was fabulous!

May 03, 2010

This maple spread is amazing in the morning with an English muffin and coffee. Simple to make, just follow the instructions. Use a large size pot, to reach the specified temp, the syrup will roll to a slow boil. Great recipe will definitely make again.


3 Ratings

Mar 29, 2011

Followed instructions exactly, however beating the mixture once cooled is very hard on the mixer. Burned out my hand mixture during the process :( .....recipe is good, but not worth the cost of a new appliance!


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  • Calories
  • 67 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.4 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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