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Recipe — Maple Christmas Ring Loaf
12 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 1 teaspoon maple sugar
  • 1 packet of dried yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/4 cup maple sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten


  • 1/4 cup maple butter
  • 1/4 cup almond powder
  • 2 packages of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Melted butter
  • Maple sugar flakes


  1. In a bowl, dissolve maple sugar and yeast in warm water, and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. In a casserole, heat milk, butter, maple sugar and salt until fully dissolved. Pour into a large bowl.
  3. Add half of the flour and the yeast mixture, and beat well using a whisk. Add beaten egg and the remaining flour and knead well.
  4. Place dough on a well-floured surface, cover with a clean cloth and let rise for 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Meanwhile, mix maple butter and almond powder until you obtain a smooth consistency. Set the almond mixture aside.
  6. Then take the dough that has risen and roll it out into a rectangle. Spread it with cream cheese, then scatter on it pieces of the almond mixture and dried cranberries.
  7. Roll up length-wise to make a thick roll, then pinch the ends together to form a ring. Seal the edges.
  8. Place the ring on a cookie sheet laid with wax paper.
  9. Using scissors, make deep cuts at 5 cm (2 in) intervals, but do not cut slices apart. Instead, twist each slice and lay it over the previous one.
  10. Cover with a clean cloth and let rest for 45 minutes.
  11. Preheat oven to 190 °C (375 °F). Baste the ring loaf with melted butter and sprinkle with maple sugar flakes.
  12. Bake for 35 minutes.

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.

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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.