‘Tis the season for everything maple. The trees might not be tapped until March, but Christmas is the perfect time to indulge in Canada’s favourite flavour. Here are 15 maple-saturated desserts to try this season!
Maple Cinnamon Sugar Cookies
For those who don't necessarily want an overwhelmingly maple-flavoured dessert, these lightly-flavoured sugar cookies will hit the spot.
White Chocolate Maple Blondies
This light-coloured brownie variation (blondie equals blond brownie) has white chocolate and is finished with a dangerously good maple-butter sauce that is drizzled over top.
Salted Caramel Maple Pecan Pie Bars
Love pecan pie? Love butter tarts? Then you'll have to try these pie bars, sweetened with maple syrup and accented with coarse salt.
Maple Glazed Donuts
These subtly-spiced doughnuts with a sticky maple glaze are a must-try. If you're not convinced, these oven-baked goodies pack less of a calorie punch than store-bought doughnuts, which are usually fried.
Maple Syrup Pecan Coffee Cake
A great go-to recipe for coffee cake is almost a cottage essential. This recipe uses sour cream to make the pastry moist and fluffy. Hints of pure Canadian maple syrup and cinnamon kick the flavour up a notch.
Maple Syrup Snow Candy
Because you aren't a true Canadian unless you've thrown some freshly-tapped syrup on a pile of snow, rolled a popsicle stick in it and called it a delicacy.
Maple Pecan Mini Cheesecakes
The sweetness of maple and the softness of blended cream cheese come together to form these bet-you-can't-eat-just-one mini cakes.
Maple Cinnamon Creme Brûlée
Creme brûlée is everyone's favourite dessert to order at a restaurant but no one really likes to take on the challenge themselves. That all changes here with a Canadian-inspired maple recipe (and the purchase of a small hand torch).
Maple Bourbon Brown Butter Peach Pie
The title alone has us sold. This variation of a peach cobbler infuses bourbon and maple syrup into an already delicious combination of peaches, cinnamon and brown sugar.
Maple Bacon Cake Pops
Bacon, chocolate and maple syrup for dessert? This must be Canada.
Maple Walnut Fudge
Did you know that it only takes 7 ingredients to make fudge? And that most of the ingredients are probably already sitting in your pantry?
Maple Glazed Cinnamon Rolls
A combination of real maple syrup, butter, sugar and cream makes a sweet, drizzly glaze to accompany those fan-favourite cinnamon rolls.
Doughnut Waffles with Maple Glaze
Waffles aren't just for breakfast anymore, though these could pass for a super-sugary morning meal. Portable, convenient and packaged in a cute shape, the doughnut waffles can be whipped up in no time.
French Toast Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream
This innovative recipe takes a breakfast food—french toast—and converts it into cupcake form, and proves that it is easier to bring breakfast foods to the dessert section than we ever thought.
Maple-Glazed Apple Crisp Cookies
This unique recipe incorporates a few dessert favourites—pre-packaged cake mix, cinnamon rolls, fresh-baked cookies, streusel and, of course, maple.