The Maple Charlotte

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Recipe — Charlotte with Maple Nougat Glacé
Cooling Time:
10 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 26 ladyfinger cookies
  • 2 tablespoons maple butter
  • 1/2 cup Coureur des Bois maple cream
  • 2 cups maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust flavour)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 cups heavy cream (35%)
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, toasted and chopped
  • 1 cup almonds, toasted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


  1. Line a 20-cm (8-in) springform pan with parchment paper, leaving 5 cm (2 in) of overhang.
  2. Affix the ladyfingers to the walls of the pan with maple butter. Break up the remaining cookies and pour into the center of the pan.
  3. Refrigerate for 30 minutes so that the maple butter “glues” the ladyfingers to the pan.
  4. Using a pastry brush, moisten the ladyfingers with maple cream. Set aside.
  5. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the maple syrup to a boil without stirring until a candy thermometer registers 115 °C (240 °F). Put a wooden spoon in the saucepan to prevent the caramel from bubbling up and overflowing.
  6. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Reduce speed and pour in the boiling maple syrup in a thin stream. Beat for about 10 minutes. Set aside.
  7. In another bowl, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form, then add to the maple-egg white mixture. Fold in the nuts and cranberries, reserving some for garnish.
  8. Pour the mixture into the ladyfinger-lined pan and freeze for 6 hours.
  9. Unmould and garnish with reserved nuts and cranberries. Finish with a ribbon tied around the charlotte.

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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.