Blue Maple Verrine

Recipes with Maple Syrup / Starters

8 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 onions, minced
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich flavour)
  • 2 cups mini arugula, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (de préférence ambré pour son goût riche)
  • 2 pears, diced
  • 1 Juice of one lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup blue Ermite cheese, crumbled
  • Small arugula leaves for garnish
  • 8 small crackers for garnish


  1. In a pan, heat oil over medium heat, add onion and sauté for 1 minute before pouring in the maple syrup.
  2. Allow the onions to caramelize for 20 minutes; stir frequently. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, combine arugula, maple syrup, pear and lemon juice. Salt and pepper.
  4. Divide into glasses, then top with a layer of crumbled cheese and cooled caramelized onions.
  5. Garnish with arugula and cracker before serving.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

Recipes with Maple Syrup

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.