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Apple Upside Down Layer Cake with Maple Buttercream

Apple Upside Down Layer Cake with Maple Buttercream is made with three layers of cinnamon cake baked on top of fresh apples and a buttery rum-caramel. The layers are sandwiched together with real maple syrup buttercream. From the outside this looks like a typical layer cake, but slice it open and you’ll find soft cinnamon-scented …

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Apple Maple Baklava -A new twist on an old favorite

If traditional Middle Eastern/European Baklava and all-American Apple Pie had a baby, it would be Apple Maple Baklava. Apple Maple Baklava still has everything  you love about the ancient treat – many leaves of Phyllo dough layered with walnuts and sweet syrup – but with typical American fall flavors added. We have a group of friends who get-together …

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Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Glaze

This is my family’s all-time favorite cookie recipe. We’ve dubbed them the “Magic Oatmeal Cookies” because almost every time I serve them someone says “those are the best cookies I’ve ever tasted”. The maple glaze makes the cookies extra tasty, and, yes, you need to use real maple syrup. Sorry, I’m just a syrup snob …

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Gingerbread Scones with Cranberry-Maple Butter

Traditional buttermilk scones flavored with ginger and molasses for a special seasonal treat. These scones are great for breakfast, brunch or tea-time. I worked in a British tea shop for a number of years and baked hundreds of scones every week. The owner’s mom had been baking the scones but was moving back to Britain, …

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