Simply Homemade Maple Syrup

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I’m going to share with you today a recipe for making your very own homemade maple flavored syrup. It is simple to make and so very easy. It takes a matter of 5 to 10 min. You also need 3 ingredients. Yep only 3.  Plus you will find that tastes just about the same for only a fraction of the price. Your initial cost will be for the maple flavoring. I will be honest here I don’t buy maple syrup anymore and haven’t for several years. I can’t even tell you how much I really have saved by doing this.

So here comes my secret recipe. “not really” I stumbled upon this recipe a couple years back in a very old cookbook.

You will need the following

  • Maple Flavoring. “you find near the vanilla flavoring and other flavorings you use in baking.”
  • White Sugar
  • Water
  • Funnel
  • Syrup container
  • Pan
  • Teakettle *Optional

You will start by putting a cup of water in your teakettle to boil or a microwave safe bowl. Next place your pan on the stove. DO NOT TURN the burner on yet. Add 2 cups of White sugar to your pan.

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Once your water is boiling add it your sugar.

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Mix until your sugar and water become clear. I will turn the burner on at this point to help the process along.

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Once this happens you can add a teaspoon or more depending on your maple flavoring. “Some are weaker than others” than stir all your ingredients together.

As a cook we get to do a taste and see if I like it. 🙂

So taste your homemade maple flavored syrup and see if you need more flavoring or not.

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Now grab your funnel and your syrup container. If you don’t have one like the one above. I would just put it into a jar that has a lid.

Now your syrup is ready for pouring over your pancakes, french toast or anything else you like to put maple syrup on or in.

*** Your Maple Flavoring container will make approximately 24 pints***

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**Just a reminder this recipe is not for making REAL Maple Syrup. This is only an alternative to the Maple Flavored Syrups you buy in the store. **

I would love to hear about your experience in making your very own homemade maple flavored syrup. If you have questions please feel free to ask.

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About ajoyful

I'm a wife, a momma, a housekeeper and a penny saving one at that.

Posted on July 12, 2013, in Recipes of all Kinds and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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