Homemade Maple Flavored Syrup Recipe

Trying to cut the costs down from many of the things that we buy all the time, we have embarked on a “make it from scratch” for things that we might not otherwise have done it with. Maple Syrup is only one of the many things we have started making ourselves, and I plan to share the others with you too.

I actually have two recipes and have made both. I am not sure which one I actually like better because they really do taste similar.

Maple Syrup Recipe #1

2 c. sugar
1 c. water
1 tsp. maple extract

Bring the water and sugar to a slow boil on the stove over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the  heat before it becomes a rolling boil because you want to keep the crystals from forming). Add the maple extract as the water/sugar mixture is cooling.

Store in the refrigerator.

Note: You can also add butter extract to make it butter flavored and if you want a thicker syrup – replace half the water with corn syrup.

Maple Syrup Recipe #2

(I found this one after I had been making the previous one – its pretty good too)

2 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 c. water
1 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp.  maple flavoring or extract

In a small bowl, dump the cornstarch. Then drizzle about 2 Tbs. of water over the top of the cornstarch. Whisk the water and cornstarch until the cornstarch is dissolved. In a medium saucepan, mix the cornstarch mixture, the brown sugar and the rest of the water.

Stir constantly over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for about one minute, stirring constantly. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the syrup cool completely. When its all the way cool, stir in the maple flavoring or extract.
Store in the refrigerator.

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