Easy, original, and tasty ideas for stress-free holiday hosting

Make it Simple. Make it Good.

This Christmas season, trade some kitchen time for friends-and-family time with these quick and easy recipes. Don’t worry: they’re so yummy and unique that nobody will suspect how simple they were to make! From appetizer to dessert, maple brings joy to your holiday table.

Maple Whisky Fizz

An excellent cocktail with just three ingredients: Québec maple whisky, maple taffy, and sparkling wine. What a terrific way to kick off a holiday party!

Maple-Glazed Pineapple and Bacon Delights

A major step up from cocktail weenies, these appetizers will go fast. Pineapple cubes wrapped in bacon and glazed with maple syrup emerge fragrantly from the oven in minutes. Save time by using store-cut or canned pineapple chunks.

Maple Party Sandwiches

Delectable, irresistible crustless sandwiches with ham and maple butter. Yes, maple makes magic with the traditional party sandwich in a way you can call your own. Cut them into stars and be a star with the kids!

Layered Maple Cabbage Salad

Red and green cabbage come together with kale to create a magnificent, delicious creamy salad. Save more time by using store-bought mayonnaise in the vinaigrette.

Maple Taffy Braised Pork

Just eight ingredients into the crockpot: cubed pork, garlic, ginger, onion, maple taffy, chicken broth, salt and pepper, and voila, a meal for eight to ten. Serve with your choice of vegetables. Or use this recipe to make our delicious pork rillettes.

No maple taffy on hand? Make some in the microwave in seven minutes!

Maple Turkey Breast

So elegant and yet so simple, this is one of our favourites. Throw the turkey, root vegetables, and aromatics into your roaster and let the oven do the rest. Brushing the breast with maple, butter, and Dijon takes it over the top!

Maple-Almond Truffles

These are outstanding, and they take just a few minutes and only five ingredients to prepare. So smooth and silky with a crunch in the middle. Vegan. Gourmet. A sweet, can’t-miss gift.

Maple Cake Icing

Baking a cake? Give it the magic touch of maple with one of our marvellous icings. Go for dark chocolate, salted caramel, mascarpone, raspberry, white chocolate, or Italian meringue. Whatever your choice, maple will make your cake incredible.

Did you know ?

Québec exports its maple products to over 70 countries.

Everywhere it goes, people appreciate maple’s unique flavour as well as its nutritional values. Find out how we are promoting it around the world so that even more get to taste our liquid gold.

Scientists are studying all of maple’s potential health benefits.

Studies now underway include those on the antioxidant properties of the polyphenols naturally present in maple syrup.

Maple syrup can be used as a sugar substitute in most recipes.

In cake and most dessert recipes, for each 250 ml (1 cup) of syrup used, simply reduce the called-for amount of liquid (water, milk, juice, etc.) by 60 ml (1/4 cup).