When it comes to maple desserts, there’s no shortage of options. From cakes and cookies to pies and bread pudding, there are plenty of maple syrup recipes that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Today I’m sharing 20 decadent maple dessert recipe ideas that I’m sure you’ll love. Let me know you’re favorite one and incorporate maple syrup into fall baking this season!
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What Is Maple Syrup?
Maple syrup is a sweetener that’s made from the sap of maple trees. It’s popular in pancakes, waffles, and french toast, but can also be used in baking.
How Is Maple Syrup Made?
The process of making maple syrup begins by tapping into the sugar maple tree.
A spout is inserted into the tree and the sap is collected. The sap is then taken to a sugar shack where it’s boiled down until it becomes a thick liquid.
What Does Maple Syrup Taste Like?
Maple syrup has a unique, sweet flavor with hints of vanilla and caramel. It’s also very versatile and can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. You can also serve it in cereal and porridge.
What’s the Difference Between Maple Syrup and Maple Sugar?
Maple sugar is made by boiling the syrup until all of the water has evaporated, leaving only the sugar behind. It has a strong maple flavor and the maple extract can be used as a substitute for brown sugar.
What About Maple Butter?
Maple butter is a spreadable mixture of maple syrup and butter. It’s often used as a topping for pancakes, waffles, or toast. You can also find it in some baking recipes.
Health Benefits of Maple Syrup
This syrup is natural sweetener that contains vitamins and minerals such as zinc and manganese. It also has a lower glycemic index than other sweeteners, which means it won’t cause a sudden spike in blood sugar levels.
What Dishes Can I Make with Maple Syrup?
There are endless possibilities when it comes to cooking with maple. It can be used in desserts, breakfast dishes, and sauces. Here are 20 delicious and easy maple desserts that you may just fall in love with.
Best Maple Desserts For Fall
With so many great recipes out there you may not know where to being. Here is a collated list of tasty and easy maple desserts that the whole family will love. No need for cake mix or pumpkin pie with these fantastic recipes. There is something everyone will love.
Pumpkin Maple Poptarts- Amanda Wilens
Pumpkin Maple Poptarts are the perfect fall breakfast or snack. They’re made with real pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and a flaky pastry crust.
This sweet treat is made with real maple syrup and also pairs nice with vanilla ice cream.
Apple Pie Muffin Top Cookies with Vanilla Maple Glaze – xoxo Bella
If you love muffins then you might want to try cooking some Apple Pie Muffin Top Cookies.
Covered with rich maple glaze these muffins are a gooey slice of heaven and they will make your taste buds tingle.
Get the recipe for Apple Pie Muffin Top Cookies with Vanilla Maple Glaze here.
Maple Syrup Muffins – She’s Not Cookin
These sweetened muffins are a must-try when it comes to maple desserts. Made with lots of love, they are perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch.
Serve these Maple Syrup Muffins with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or simply as they are for a delicious and tasty after-dinner dessert.
Maple Pecan Ice Cream – A Taste of Madness
Have you tried maple ice cream and pecans? If not you’re missing out. This Maple Pecan Ice Cream is a creamy and dreamy fall dessert that will have you hooked at first bite.
Maple Walnut Coffee Cake – Crayons and Cravings
If you’re a fan of Coffee cake then you will love to try this
Baked in the oven this maple cake is chock full of walnuts and the earthy taste of coffee. The cake is extra moist and has a lovely sweetness.
Maple Pecan Pie – Butter Your Biscuit
You may just fall in love with this Maple Pecan Pie!
The filling is made with pure maple syrup, eggs, butter, and toasted pecans. The pie crust is flaky and the perfect vessel for this sweet and sticky filling.
A Thanksgiving Treat
This pie would make a great gift for Thanksgiving served up as a dessert or at your next family gathering.
Paleo Maple Pecan Cookies – Organically Addison
Move over maple pudding, hello Maple cookies. These delicious fall cookies are made with maple butter, pecans, and almond flour. They are also grain-free, dairy-free, and Paleo-friendly.
Get the recipe for Paleo Maple Pecan Cookies here!
Maple Cupcakes – Alpine Ella
If you’re looking for good food then check out these sweet and delicious maple cupcakes.
This recipe uses one of the best maple syrups and provides the perfect balance of sweetness as there is little sugar in the recipe.
Lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg these Maple Cupcakes are full of favorite fall flavors.
Maple Cheesecake with Pear Compote – Amanda Wilens
Try making a Maple flavor Cheesecake with pear compote. This recipe is a great way to show off the versatility of maple syrup.
The sweetness of the maple pairs perfectly with the creamy cheesecake and the tartness of the pear compote.
Switch the pears for apples
You could also switch the pears for apples and serve this maple dessert with a scoop of your favorite ice cream.
Brandied Pumpkin Maple Spice Ice Cream – Sumptuous Spoonfuls
This ice cream is like a warm hug on a cold day. It’s made with brandy, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and warming spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
Serve this Brandied Pumpkin Maple Spice Ice Cream with a slice of pie or cake for a truly decadent dessert.
Mulled Cinnamon Orange and Pears with Mascarpone – Flavour and Savour
Pears are poached in a mulled wine syrup and served with cinnamon orange mascarpone for an easy and elegant dessert.
The pears can be made ahead of time and served chilled or warmed. They are also great served whipped cream.
Get the recipe for Mulled Cinnamon Orange and Pears with Mascarpone here.
Cinnamon Rolls with Candied Bacon Maple Glaze – The Soccer Mom Blog
Have you tried bacon and maple together? If not why not try these scrumptious Cinnamon Rolls with Candied Bacon Maple Glaze.
The salty-sweet combo is heavenly and will have you hooked at first bite.
Cinnamon Rolls With Glaze
These cinnamon rolls are baked to perfection and smothered in a sticky sweet glaze. The addition of bacon takes them over the top and makes them irresistible!
Get the recipe for these Cinnamon Rolls with Candied Bacon Maple Glaze here.
Brown Butter Maple Blondies – Grandbaby-Cakes
Maple Blondies are a delicious twist on the classic brownie. They are loaded with flavor, super moist, and have a gooey center.
The addition of browned butter and maple gives this maple dessert a rich and intense flavor that is hard to resist.
Get the recipe for Brown Butter Maple Blondies here.
Salted Maple Pecan Pie Bars – Pinch of Yum
These Salted Maple Pecan Pie Bars are easy to make and even easier to eat!
They are made with a shortbread crust, a sticky sweet filling, and topped with chopped pecans.
The bars are then sprinkled with flaky sea salt for the perfect sweet and salty combo.
You can make Salted Maple Pecan Pie Bars using maple or golden syrup. Either ingredient makes them taste amazing.
Maple Custard Bread Pudding – Recipe Girl
This Maple Custard Bread Pudding is the perfect comfort food. It’s made with day-old bread, eggs, milk, and lots of sweet maple flavor.
The result is a rich and creamy pudding that is delicious.
Serve this Maple Custard Bread Pudding warm with a scoop of ice cream for a truly decadent dessert or whip up a batch of whipped cream to go with this Maple Custard Bread Pudding.
Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies – Love Bakes Good Cakes
These Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies are the ultimate cookie. They are packed with flavor and have a crispy texture that is simply irresistible.
The cookies are made with real bacon, dark chocolate chips, and plenty of maple. Make a batch of these Maple Cookies for your next party or get-together and be prepared to be the hit of the event.
Get the recipe for Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies here!
Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting – Swanky Recipes
You can make a delicious pumpkin cake at home and it’s easier than you think.
This Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting is a moist and flavorful cake that is perfect for Fall.
The maple dessert is made with real pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. It’s then topped with a rich and creamy maple cream cheese frosting.
Get the recipe for Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting today!
Apple Slab Pie with Maple Icing – Sally’s Baking Addiction
Grab the dish and prepare to wow as you cook this tasty apple slab pie. This is a great fall dessert and is covered in maple icing to give it an extra sweet touch.
You can use any type of apple you like for this recipe, but I prefer to use a mix of Granny Smith apples and Honeycrisp apples.
The combination gives the pie a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness.
Get the recipe for Apple Slab Pie with Maple Icing here.
Maple Apple and Cranberry Pie – Amanda Wilens
Here is another fantastic pie that you can bake in your own oven. This
Maple Apple and Cranberry Pie is packed with flavor and has a beautiful lattice top.
The pie is made with granny smiths, fresh cranberries, and plenty of maple extract. The filling is then topped with a flaky pie crust that has been brushed with an egg wash and sprinkled with sugar.
Air Fryer Cinnamon Maple Baked Apples – xoxo Bella
If you fancy trying a maple dessert in the air fryer then these
Air Fryer Cinnamon Maple Baked Apples may just hit the spot.
Grab some apples and brown sugar along and create these maple flavor apples. They cook in the air fryer for just 10 minutes and come out soft, tender, and delicious. Serve them on their own for a tasty afternoon snack.
Enjoy These Maple Desserts
I’m sure you will love these decadent maple desserts as much as I do! What’s your favorite maple dessert? Let me know in the comments below. And don’t forget to share this roundup with your friends and family.
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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!