Easy Homemade Maple Syrup Recipe

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Maple Syrup can be expensive, so for several years now… I’ve been making my own!

This recipe makes a delicious, light tasting syrup, that’s so yummy served warm!

Making Homemade Maple Syrup is truly a cinch!



What You’ll Need:

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Maple Extract or Mapleine Imitation Flavoring

What You’ll Do:

  • Bring water and sugar to slow boil over low heat, stirring continually.
  • Remove from heat before it comes to a rolling boil.
  • Stir in Maple Extract as it is cooling.
  • Serve warm.  {*Yum!*}

The best part? It costs around 1 quarter to make! :)

Since syrup doesn’t seem to last too long around here, I like to triple this recipe and store the leftovers in the fridge.

Then I just pull it out what we need, and reheat before serving again at a later date.

This syrup has become our family favorite!!  Give it a try, and see what you think!

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53 Responses to Easy Homemade Maple Syrup Recipe

  1. Jen Perren says:

    My family uses 2cups sugar to 1 cup water and adds a splash of vanilla along with the maple flavoring. Sometimes I add frozen fruit to the sugar/water mix and make blueberry syrup or strawberry, mixed berry ect… All yummy! You can still add the other flavorings if you want to. Like I said all yummy!

  2. Beth says:

    How long does this syrp last in the fridge? I have a large family (6 kids under 12) and want to make it in bulk. Can i store it in fridge and then reheat as needed?

    • Barbara Bond says:

      Yes, it stores very well in the fridge. We were raised on this syrup and don’t ever use anything else.

    • Jo says:

      Yes. I grew up with this syrup!! We kept it in the fridge and usually reheated in a hot water bath (I think mainly that was because our syrup container didn’t fit in the microwave!)

  3. Heidi says:

    Hi Beth ~ I usually triple this recipe, and store the leftovers in the fridge. Then I just pull out what we need and reheat a little at a time. :)

    ~ Heidi

  4. Pat says:

    My Mom always used Mapleine and made our syrup, I don’t know why I haven’t been using it. Time to buy some Mapleine!

  5. Stephanie says:

    Oh I my mom made syrup when we were growing up, but used brown sugar. Syrup is so expensive (the name brand) so I’m glad to have found this recipe! This mom is going to make homemade syrup and pour it into the ‘name brand cabin’ bottle ;) No teenagers will ever know the difference!

    Thanks for sharing

  6. Wendy says:

    to make it thicker, use light corn syrup instead of water! Super delicious! I also put it back into the name brand bottle (hehe) but make sure you remember to let it cool first!!!

  7. YUM – looks like I need to try this.

  8. Becky says:

    We always make our own syrup, using the 2 cups sugar to 1 cup water ratio. Once when I bought a bottle from the store for a camping trip, the kids refused to eat it! I’ve always added 1-2 tablespoons of corn syrup to prevent it from crystalizing and I’ve never stored it in the refrigerator, just the pantry. Mapleine is the best!

    • Denise says:

      Thanks for that little suggestion about the corn syrup. We’ve always made this, but have had problems from time-to-time with the crystallizing. I will try it on our next batch. And we don’t refrigerate it either.

    • Priscilla says:

      I made the syrup, added a little corn syrup like you suggested, and put it in the pantry, as you mentioned. When I pulled it out a few days later to use it, I found mold growing in it!! Yuck!! I will be refrigerating it from now on :-(

  9. lori says:

    This sound s great—where do you buy mapeline and where would it be located— in the spice section??? Thanks

  10. Kati says:

    I am going to have to try this. My husband will only eat “Real” maple syrup…..maybe I can make this and he will be happy with it though! Thank you!

  11. Heidi says:

    Hi Lori,

    I found the Mapleine at Wal-Mart in the spice section. :)

    ~ Heidi

  12. Excellent! Can’t wait to try it!

  13. Sarah Molnar says:

    My only concern is the loss of antioxidants from the pure maple syrup and not using the refined white sugar to make it. Could you use evaporated cane juice?

  14. Lori Amavisca says:

    Has anyone tried making it with sugar substitute, like Truvia? Would I decrease the water since I use half the amount of the sugar substitute? Truvia is soooo wonderful for all my other recipes.

  15. vicki says:

    stopped by from B,B&B. I’ll have to give this one a try.

  16. I have always wanted to try to make my own maple syrup. My dad use to make it for use sometimes when we were growing up and I am really glad that you have posted this recipe. This brings back a lot of memories for me. :)

    Take care,
    Shynea

  17. Kristen says:

    I have been toying with the idea of making my own syrup, but hated to use corn syrup. Now, I am kicking myself for not thinking of making a simple syrup with sugar. When my stash of store bought is gone, I will be making my own, thanks to you.

  18. JessieLeigh says:

    I’ve been wanting to make my own syrup for over a year now, but haven’t been able to find maple extract in any of the local stores. Boo hoo! LOVE the idea though..

  19. Vivobello says:

    Add me to the list! I have GOT to try this one out!

  20. Karen says:

    This sounds yummy. I may try this but I have a thing for the real VT maple syrup It is a addiction

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