Moose guide to Maple
You may have noticed how much we love maple syrup at Moose, much like Elf, we’d pour maple all over spaghetti given the chance!
But back in the real world Moose Maple isn’t just for pancakes, there are endless amounts of options as to what that maple can do! We thought with Christmas coming up we’d give you some ideas on using Moose Maple for your dinner. You can roast vegetables such as carrots, parsnips and sweet potatoes, add it to your gravy (its gluten free), glaze ham, pork, gammon, lamb, turkey and even pigs in blankets! Let’s not forget cocktails…
Check out how we use Moose Maple at home below!
MAPLE ROASTED CARROTS & PARSNIPS
Cook these glazed vegetables at the last minute. If you're cooking them on Christmas Day pop them into the oven while the turkey is resting.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
- 500g carrots
- 500g parsnips, peeled
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 4 tbsp pure Moose Maple syrup
- 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
Preheat the oven to 220°C, gas mark 7. Place a roasting tray in the oven to heat up. Meanwhile, slice the carrots and parsnips lengthways into halves or quarters so that they are evenly sized.
In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, maple syrup and mustard. Add the vegetables to the bowl and toss thoroughly to coat in the glaze. Place on the hot tray and roast for 30 minutes until the vegetables are tender and caramelised.
Maple Glazed BrusselS Sprouts & Pancetta
Brussel sprouts divide families, not any more!
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
- 2 tsp olive oil
- Pinch salt & pepper
- 650g brussels sprouts, quartered
- 100g pancetta
- 1 shallot, finely diced
- 1 garlic clove, finely diced
- 3tsp pure Moose Maple syrup
In a good size pan heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add the pancetta, a pinch of salt & pepper, shallot and garlic until it begins to turn golden. Add the Brussels sprouts and continue to stir occasionally. Add Moose maple, toss until evenly coated and serve!
Note: If you prefer your Brussels sprouts with less of a bite, add in a little stock to help soften the sprouts
Prep: 5 mins
- 50ml Rye Whiskey
- 20ml Chambord
- 20 ml pure maple syrup
Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with several ice cubes. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add a fresh raspberry as garnish.
Maple Glazed Ham
Maple glazed ham is a 6-ingredient glazed ham recipe that makes delicious baked ham for Christmas dinner! So easy and so tasty!
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 2 hours 30 mins
- 5kg Ham
- 1/4 cup pure Moose Maple syrup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 325 F. Place baking rack in the lower third of oven.
Rinse ham in cold water, and pat dry.
Place fat side up in a shallow baking dish
Score the fat and stud with cloves
Bake ham for half the baking time (75 minutes).
Stir maple syrup, brown sugar, mustard, and vinegar together.
Brush ham with maple syrup mixture.
Baste ham with juices regularly throughout remaining baking time. If ham begins to caramelise too much, tent loosely with foil.
Let ham continue to bake until it reaches a temperature of 140 F. Let ham rest for 10 minutes before carving and serving.
Sparkling Maple Orange Vodka Spritzer
Prep: 5 mins
- 100ml orange juice, chilled
- 100ml carbonated (sparkling) water, chilled
- 25ml vodka
- 20ml fresh lime juice
- 20ml Moose Maple syrup
- Rosemary sprig
- Lime wedge
In a glass, pour in vodka, lime juice, and maple syrup. Then top with orange juice and finish with carbonated water and ice. Stir to combine. Garnish with a lime wedge and rosemary spring. Serve immediately.
Make it non-alcoholic: just leave out the vodka and it’s a lovely, refreshing drink!
Maple Bourbon Smash
The slightly smokey sweetness of maple syrup pairs perfectly with oaky bourbon in this quintessential Christmas cocktail.
Prep: 5 mins
- 50ml bourbon (we like Bulleit)
- 1 Lemon, twist
- 10 ml Lemon juice, fresh
- 10 ml or 20ml Maple syrup (to your preference)
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and pour into a rocks glass, over ice if you prefer. Garnish with a twist of lemon.