Brown Sugar Maple Frosting

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"This makes a somewhat stiff frosting that tastes a bit like toffee and is perfect for covering fall desserts. From apple cakes to pumpkin cookies to cranberry walnut cupcakes, this is my go-to frosting to capture the flavors of my favorite season. Be warned, however, that it's extremely sweet, so it's best paired with low sugar baked goods. A little goes a long way."
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



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  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the brown sugar and 2 Tbps maple syrup and stir frequently until the sugar is melted.
  3. Add the milk and, stirring frequently, bring the mixture to a boil. Once it boils, pour it into a mixing bowl and let it sit 10-12 minutes.
  4. Once it has cooled slightly, beat in the powdered sugar and remaining Tbps maple syrup until smooth.
  5. Be sure to spread this frosting while it's still warm. I like to top it with chopped walnuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon.



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