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MAPLE BAKED BEANS

 

Last updated 4/7/2020 at 2:36pm

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Maple sap is dripping from a tree as the days turn warm and the nights are still freezing. When collected, sap is boiled down into syrup and is bottled at various stages of reduction as it darkens.

Forty gallons of sap has to boil down to 1 gallon to give us the rich sweet syrup we pour on our pancakes! If you ever wondered why it's so expensive, that's why.

Maple syrup is a key ingredient in great baked beans. Sorry Boston, but this was our dish first! Native baked beans are made with maple sugar, however, not molasses and salt pork. And, we serve it with pumpkin bread stuffed with dried...



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