Grape Salad with Maple, Cardamom and Orange

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Recipe — Raisin Salad with Maple, Scented with Cardamoms and Orange Zest
4 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 1 cup maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich flavour)
  • 1/2 cup 15% fat cream
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch, dissolved in 30 ml (2 tablespoons) cold water
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 1 cardamom pod, ground
  • 3-4 cups raisins


  1. In a small heavy-bottomed saucepan, mix the cream and maple syrup and gently heat.
  2. While stirring, add the dissolved corn starch and leave to thicken.
  3. Add the orange zest and cardamom.
  4. Pour over the raisins.

Chef’s suggestion:
This sauce goes well with any of your favourite fruits. It is particularly tasty with strawberries, blueberries, apples, peaches and apricots. You can also use it in fondues.

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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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.