Did you know you can turn maple syrup into sugar at home? In fact, it's quite easy! And you can even make powdered maple sugar for icings, frostings, & more!
Course Condiment, Dessert
Keyword Homemade Maple Sugar, How to Make Maple Sugar, Maple SUgar, Powdered Maple Sugar
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 15minutes
1-2tbsparrowroot powder (for powdered sugar only)
In a large, heavy bottom sauce pan or pot (at least 3 times larger than the amount of syrup you are cooking), pour the maple syrup and turn onto medium-high heat.DO NOT STIR as this can cause crystals to form and will hinder the sugar making process.
Bring to a boil and monitor the temperature until it reaches 255°F (124°C)Note: If the temperature on the gauge doesn't move any more once it gets to a certain point, bump the setting up on your stove and monitor closely.
Remove syrup from heat and in the bowl of an electric mixer (or by hand, if needed) start the paddle attachment at low speed and pour the hot syrup into the bowl.Be careful to have the speed low enough that the hot syrup doesn't splash. It is basically lava and can burn you!
Beat on low-medium speed, raising the speed as much as you can without causing any splashing. Continue to mix until the syrup completely turns to powder.
Scrape maple sugar onto a parchment lined tray and allow to fully cool. There will be a lot stuck to the sides of the bowl. I have found that using a wooden spoon really helps get the vast majority of it out of the bowl.
You can use the sugar at this point as a white or brown sugar replacement in any recipe! Store in an air tight container for up to a month at room temperature, or for up to 3 months in the refrigerator.
How to Make Powdered Maple Sugar
Take the maple sugar created above and pour it into a food processor. Process on high for about 3-5 minutes.NOTE: You want to maple sugar to be completely cool before starting this process, so you don't have large chunks of hot sugar sticking together.
In a fine mess sieve, sift the powdered sugar from the larger granules. We set the granules aside and use them in place of white or brown sugar.
For each cup of powdered maple sugar, add 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder and mix well. This will keep the sugar from caking, and will help with the thickening process when baking with the powdered maple sugar.
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