Homemade Maple Syrup, Old Fashioned

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

My mother in law gave this recipe to me, it was out of an old cookbook, it tastes wonderful and the kids love it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups white sugar
  • 34 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 12 teaspoons butter flavoring
  • 1 12 teaspoons burnt sugar flavoring
  • 1 12 teaspoons maple flavoring


  1. Place all but maple flavoring in a medium saucepan, start to cook over medium heat but, turn temperature down just when it reaches a boil.
  2. Simmer just 10 minutes and remove from heat.
  3. Cool slightly and add maple flavoring.
  4. Once cool enough, place in an old syrup bottle, Mrs.
  5. Butterworths size works really well.


Most Helpful

My son had friends over for a sleepover. The next morning I made french toast but realized I didnt have any syrup. We tried this and it was a huge hit. My husband did add 1 TBS of butter. We will stop buying store bought syrup. GREAT

justlearning #3 June 22, 2008

Excellent! I doubled the recipe and added 1 cup of white corn syrup, then canned it. Doubled, it made 5 pints plus 6 ounces. The color and consistency were similar to store bought syrup. My husband loved it--likes it WAY more than anything store bought. I thought it tasted fresher, and all round better than Ms. Butterworth's syrup. Real maple syrup isn't in our budget, but it makes me feel a little better I'm now able to make this. A smidge better than regular store bought, even with the corn syrup (if you can it).

Saeriu September 04, 2012

Awesome, and the kids loved it!

Justbeck November 20, 2009

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