My Mom's Maple Syrup Recipe

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Stephen Shafer

My mom was making this before I was born, I guess her mom taught it to her. She taught it to me (my wife actually) and now I'm giving it to you.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Will admit that there's nothing like a simple, REAL MAPLE SYRUP, but this recipe makes a nice substitute that IS tasty! I cut the recipe in half 'cause I didn't need that much, but it is a quick do, when you don't have the real thing! {Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this Spring's Pick-A-Chef]

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 lb brown sugar
  • 1 cup Dark Karo syrup
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring


  1. Combine ingredients in a 2 quart saucepan and bring to a boil while stirring.
  2. Reduce heat.
  3. Keep stirring and let it "cook" until the sugar is completely incorporated.
  4. Enjoy!

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