Maple Onion Confit

Recipes with Maple Syrup / Starters

Preparation Time:
Cooking Time:
1 portion
Metric Imperial


  • 3 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp half-salted butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust flavour)
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 stem fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large hot skillet over medium heat, cook onions in oil and butter for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Add a little more oil or butter during cooking, if necessary.
  2. Add maple syrup, vinegar, and thyme. Cook 10 minutes over medium-low heat, until the liquid thickens to the consistency of jam. Remove the thyme, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

* YIELD: 1 cup (250 ml)

Serving Suggestions: As an accompaniment to cheeses, pâtés, etc. and as a topping for burgers or grilled meats, for instance.

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 Stéphanie Côté


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.