18 Maple Desserts to Sweeten Your Day
It's not just for pancakes! Maple syrup can be used to naturally sweeten cakes, cookies, frostings, ice cream, and more. So, if a drizzle of that gorgeous and sticky syrup is not enough for you, satisfy your craving with one of these delicious desserts.
Whole Wheat Chocolate-Coffee Cake
This scrumptious, slightly fudgy chocolate cake is packed with healthier alternatives like whole wheat flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, and Greek yogurt. It's naturally sweetened with maple syrup and applesauce. Chopped walnuts add a nutty flavor and some crunch.
Apple Maple Crumble Pie
Maple Syrup Cheesecake
Maple syrup features in both the crust and the filling of this delicious baked cheesecake. Reviewer Amelia Doddemead gave this recipe five stars: "It has a lovely gentle maple syrup flavor. The best part is it's refined sugar free and tastes like a store bought cake, yum!"
Maple Buttercream Frosting
Pumpkin Maple Pie Supreme
Maple Walnut Biscotti
Pure maple syrup and walnuts are the perfect pairing in this easy biscotti recipe. Drizzle a simple glaze made with butter, maple syrup and confectioners' sugar on top of the warm biscotti for a special treat!
Cherry-Berry Pie with Whole Wheat Pie Crust
Treat yourself to this fresh cherry, blackberry, and blueberry pie that is free from refined sugars. The crust and filling are naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup.
Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Bundt Cake
Sweetened only with maple syrup, this spiced pumpkin cake has a surprise cream cheese filling that your guests will love. It's perfect for a not-too-sweet fall dessert.
Maple-Pear Tarte Tatin
Pears are poached in a spiced maple syrup sauce, then baked on puff pastry until golden and delicious. Serve this rustic dessert while it's still warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Pouding chômeur is a classic Quebec dessert that means 'poor man's pudding.' In this version, the rich sauce is poured over cake batter before baking — it turns into a delicious sauce that gathers at the bottom of the dish.
Gluten-Free Vegan Dark Chocolate Brownies
Very ripe bananas and a generous amount of maple syrup provide all the sweetness you need in these gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free dark chocolate brownies. Serve for a crowd-pleasing dessert with chocolate or caramel sauce.
Unbeatable Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Magic Cake with Maple Cinnamon Whipped Cream
This fun pumpkin cake forms two layers after it has been baked: One layer is cake, the other is pudding. A creamy maple syrup and cinnamon topping is spread over the cooled cake for an entirely delicious dessert.
Healthier Apple Crisp for Two
No sugar required — just a tablespoon or two of real maple syrup will sweeten the apple filling and the whole wheat topping in this comforting dessert for two. It's cooked in ramekins for easy serving.
Chocolate-Stout Cupcakes with Maple-Bacon Frosting
Have fun decorating these chocolate cupcakes with a flavorful cream cheese maple frosting and, of course, pieces of maple bacon. They're perfect for a birthday dessert or to surprise dad on Father's day.
Salted Pecan-Maple Ice Cream
Maple-Pumpkin Pudding in the Slow Cooker
This cozy pumpkin dessert, flavored with maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice, is so easy to make in the slow cooker. Drizzle with extra syrup and serve warm with whipped cream.