Rating: 4.56 stars
218 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 159
  • 4 star values: 40
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 6

My version of maple syrup - why buy from the store?

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Bring the water, white sugar, and brown sugar to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and stir in the maple extract; simmer 3 minutes longer.

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Cook's Note

Two cups brown sugar can be used for a thicker syrup.

Nutrition Facts

52 calories; carbohydrates 13g; sodium 2.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (169)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
WONDERFUL!!! My family couldn't tell the difference between this and "store bought" syrup. I did not have maple flavoring so I just used 2 TBL butter instead..tasted GREAT! I added the extra brown sugar for thicker syrup and I think that next time I wont...but it was good with or without!! WILL MAKE AGAIN!! "Trust in the LORD with all your heart"-Proverbs 3:5 Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2011
After making pancakes for breakfast I realized I didn't have any maple or pancake syrup left. I tried this recipe. It was as expected. It tasted much like dark corn syrup. It resembled nothing of maple syrup or even the store bought pancake syrup. In a pinch it sufficed, but I will probably not make this again. Read More
(15)
218 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 159
  • 4 star values: 40
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
WONDERFUL!!! My family couldn't tell the difference between this and "store bought" syrup. I did not have maple flavoring so I just used 2 TBL butter instead..tasted GREAT! I added the extra brown sugar for thicker syrup and I think that next time I wont...but it was good with or without!! WILL MAKE AGAIN!! "Trust in the LORD with all your heart"-Proverbs 3:5 Read More
(262)
Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2009
I thought it was very good. I didn't have the maple flavoring; i added butter and my family loved it. Read More
(157)
Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2009
I can't have high fructose corn syrup and real maple syrup is soooo expensive for a big family so we tried this, it was great. We even made it once using vanilla instead of maple flavoring. That was very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2011
This is excellent. The same exact recipe Mom made for syrup when I was a kid. For those who use Splenda instead of sugar you can substitute Splenda and Splenda brown sugar blend for both the white and brown sugars. I like to use half and half of maple flavoring and butter flavoring so it mimics the butter-flavored syrup in the grocery stores. Once you make this you won't ever go back to the stuff in the bottle. Read More
(47)
Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2010
Tasted delicious but was too thin. I cooked it for about 25 minutes to get a thicker syrup. I also added two tablespoons of butter. Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2010
I added 1/8 tsp cornstarch to the sugars before mixing in the water to give a thicker syrup. Also, a few people wondered why it turned to crystalized sugar, the longer you cook it the more it turns to crystalized sugar. Only cook it the length of time in the recipe. Rock candy is made by cooking sugar/water for a long time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2010
Very quick and easy. I could not find maple flavoring so the first time I made it I used 1 tablespoon vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon. This time I used a tablespoon of imitation rum. We really like it it saves us money and no high fructose corn syrup. I never thought it would be so easy to make it homemade and the flavor options are endless. Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2009
this was great! i can't get maple where we live, so i used butter and vanilla. my husband loves it. it's so easy to make, and it stores well. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2009
I rated it a 5 for the good flavor but especially for the simplicity. It's easy to whip up a batch in no time. You know what's in it no unhealthy ingredients like store bought syrup. The cost is just pennies and you can change it up by changing the flavorings. My favorite is vanilla. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2011
After making pancakes for breakfast I realized I didn't have any maple or pancake syrup left. I tried this recipe. It was as expected. It tasted much like dark corn syrup. It resembled nothing of maple syrup or even the store bought pancake syrup. In a pinch it sufficed, but I will probably not make this again. Read More
(15)