Homemade Maple Butter

I’m pinching myself right now. I actually home made maple butter. Is this real life!? I think I’m on cloud nine impressed with myself right now haha. 

I was looking into compound butters as Christmas gifts but not many in my family cook with butter like I do. Then I found the sweet butter recipe ideas and my inner Martha Stewart got excited! To be fair, maple butter is actually more like maple cream. It is not a dairy product and has one ingredient, maple syrup. But my gosh, it’s oh so delicious and perfect for breakfast pastries, waffles, pancakes, your bare finger. I’m telling you this stuff is like heaven in a jar! 

The things you will need:

  • Grade A maple syrup
  • Candy thermometer 
  • Medium saucepan 
  • Additional glass bowls for cooling
  • Spatula 
  • Mixer or muscles ready to work
  • Storage container 

Step 1: Pour your grade A maple syrup into a saucepan, turn on low-medium heat, and bring to a boiling temperature of 235 degrees Fahrenheit with the candy thermometer. Be careful with this step. It can easily boil over and boiling syrup is very dangerous. 

Step 2: Pour the syrup into a glass bowl and leave to cool down to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. This is optional but you can cool it quicker by placing your bowl into a larger bowl filled with cold water or ice. Be sure to not get water into your syrup.

Step 3: Once cooled, transfer into your mixer or begin stirring by hand! This will take about 35-40 minutes. 

Step 4: The syrup will lighten to a butterscotch color and become creamy. When it’s ready, quickly package in your desired air tight container and enjoy! If you’re gifting, surely because you’re afraid you’ll eat it all unless it’s out of the house, be sure that your container has been sterilized. You can even store in jars and can them! 

I love homemade gifts and this one is just perfect! Let me know if you try this at home, you can tag me on twitter or instagram with photos along the way! @lovelysouthern_ 

Love Always, K


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