2017-10-04 / Entertainment

Make it with Maple

Autumn

is the perfect time to fall in love with maple syrup.
The caramelized flavor of syrup pairs well with other fall
flavors, like apples, cinnamon and pumpkin.
From spiced syrups to game-day dips, McCormick Executive Chef
Kevan Vetter has tasty ideas for incorporating this fall flavor in
dishes throughout the day:
Maple syrup is a perfect complement to sweet banana pancakes.
Mix mashed bananas into the pancake batter. Once cooked, top
with sliced bananas, chopped walnuts and maple syrup.
Add maple syrup to a melty grilled cheese sandwich. Layer
cheddar cheese, bacon, sliced apples and maple syrup mixed with
apple pie spice between two slices of buttered bread.
For a twist on a traditional game-day appetizer, drizzle maple
syrup over a cheddar bacon dip.
For a sweet treat, mix vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice into
maple syrup then drizzle over a coconut pumpkin bread pudding.
Find more recipes featuring fall flavors at mccormick.com.

Maple Banana Bread Pancakes

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Servings: 3
2 large ripe bananas
2 eggs
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon McCormick Maple Extract
2 teaspoons McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon McCormick Ground Cinnamon
3/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Heat lightly greased griddle or skillet to medium heat.
In large bowl, use potato masher to mash bananas. Add eggs,
brown sugar, butter, maple extract, vanilla and cinnamon; mix well.
Add flour and baking powder; mix until well blended.
Pour 1/4 cup of batter per pancake onto griddle or skillet. Cook
1-2 minutes per side, or until golden brown, turning when pancakes
begin to bubble.

Coconut Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Spiced Maple Syrup

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Servings: 16
Bread Pudding:
2 cans (13 2/3 ounces each) Thai Kitchen coconut milk
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tablespoon McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tablespoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
8 cups cubed challah bread (or cubed French or Italian bread)
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
Spiced Maple Syrup:
1 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
1/4 teaspoon McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice
Heat oven to 350 F.
To make Bread Pudding: Pour coconut milk into large bowl. Stir with wire
whisk until smooth. Add eggs, sugar, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla; mix
until well blended. Add bread cubes; toss to coat well.
Pour into greased 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle
evenly with coconut and pecans. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until knife inserted in
center comes out clean. Cool slightly on wire rack.
To make Spiced Maple Syrup: Mix syrup, vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice
in microwavable bowl or measuring cup. Microwave on high 1 minute, or until
warm, stirring once. Serve with bread pudding.

Maple Apple Grilled Cheese

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
Servings: 4
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon McCormick Apple Pie Spice
3 tablespoons butter
8 slices whole-wheat bread
8 slices sharp cheddar cheese (1-ounce slices)
1 medium Golden Delicious apple, cored and cut into 16 thin slices
4 slices cooked bacon, coarsely chopped
Mix maple syrup and apple pie spice. Set aside.
Butter one side of each bread slice. Layer two slices of cheese and four slices of
apple on each bread slice with buttered side down. Sprinkle with chopped bacon
then drizzle with maple syrup mixture. Top with remaining bread slices with
buttered side up.
Place sandwiches in large skillet or griddle on medium-low heat. Cook 3-4
minutes per side, or until bread is browned and cheese is melted. Cook in
batches, if necessary.

Maple Bacon Dip

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Servings: 16
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup milk
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 package McCormick Original Country
Gravy Mix

1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1/3 cup chopped red apple
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Heat oven to 350 F.
In large bowl, mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, milk,
bacon, gravy mix and 1 cup cheese until well blended.
Spray 9-inch glass pie plate with nonstick cooking
spray. Spread mixture in plate and top with apple and
remaining cheese.
Bake 25 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is
melted. Drizzle with syrup.

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