Maple Lentil Cretons

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Recipe — Maple-Flavoured Lentil "Meat" Spread
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8 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich flavour)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 lentils (540 ml), drained
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth (or cold water)
  • 1 Pinch of all-spice
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt


  1. In a large saucepan over high heat, combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil.
  2. Lower the heat and let simmer 20 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat, then crush lentils to a purée with a potato masher.
  4. Transfer spread to an airtight container and chill several hours in the refrigerator.
  5. Serve with pita bread and raw vegetables.

Frozen time : 3 to 4 hours

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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.

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