Cool Maple Summer Tarts

Recipes with Maple Sugar

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12 portions
Metric Imperial



  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 medium egg yolks
  • 1 cup maple sugar
  • 3/4 cup beurre pommade (softened butter)


  • 1/3 cup beurre pommade
  • 1/4 cup maple sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple chunks
  • 2/3 cup almond powder
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt


  • 5 tsp pectin
  • 1 tsp maple sugar
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups rhubarb, chopped
  • 2/3 cup maple sugar


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup maple sugar
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 3 large egg yolks



  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, beat the egg yolks with the sugar until the mixture is whitened. Add the beurre pommade, then the dry ingredients.
  3. Put the dough into plastic wrap, form into a ball, and refrigerate 1 hour.
  4. Take the dough out of the fridge and preheat the oven to 160° C (325° F).
  5. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of 9 mm (about 3/8 in) and form into two rounds 23 cm (9 in) in diameter. Transfer to a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 22 minutes. Set aside.


  1. Preheat oven to 180° C (350° F).
  2. Put the beurre pommade in a bowl, add all the other ingredients, and mix into a crumble.
  3. Place on a paper-lined baking sheet and bake 15 minutes.
  4. Set aside.


  1. In a bowl, combine the pectin and maple sugar (10 g [1 tbsp]).
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook the strawberries, rhubarb, and maple sugar until done (about 5 minutes). Use a whisk to mash slightly, add the pectin-maple sugar mixture and cook another 2 minutes.
  3. Pour mixture into two round 20 cm (8 in) moulds lined with plastic wrap.
  4. Refrigerate until set (about 1 hour).


  1. Bring the milk to a boil in a small saucepan.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the sugar and flour in a bowl. Add the egg yolks and beat until the mixture whitens. Stir in the hot milk.
  3. Pour mixture into a heavy-bottomed saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring with a whisk until it comes to the boil.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool.


  1. Cover the sablé breton crusts with maple pastry cream.
  2. Place the strawberry-rhubarb compote rounds on top.
  3. Spread crumble over the tops of both.

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 by Martin Falardeau


Recipes with Maple Sugar

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.