Yeany’s Maple Recipe of the Week: Apricot-Maple Ham Rolls

yeany 3Apricot-Maple Ham Rolls – Another delicious recipe by Yeany’s Maple!

Apricot-Maple Ham Rolls

Ingredients

1-2/3 cups apricot nectar, divided
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup uncooked instant rice
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
8 thin slices fully cooked ham
2 tablespoons Yeany’s Maple Syrup

Directions

~In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine 1-1/3 cups apricot nectar, mustard, and salt; bring to a boil. Stir in rice.

~Remove from heat; cover and let stand for 6-8 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Add parsley and fluff with a fork.

~Place about 1/4 cup of rice mixture on each slice of ham. Overlap two opposite corners of ham over rice mixture; secure with a toothpick.

~In a large skillet over medium-high heat, combine syrup and remaining nectar; bring to a boil.

~Add ham rolls; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for about 5 minutes (or until heated through, basting occasionally with the sauce).

~Remove toothpicks before serving.

~Makes 4 servings.

Cooking With Maple Products by Dave Yeany

Cooking with Maple Syrup

Pure maple syrup is slightly sweeter than cane sugar. It contains 62 calories per tablespoon as opposed to 54 calories per tablespoon for sugar. But – you use less maple syrup.

To use maple syrup in cooking: substitute 3/4 cup of syrup for each cup of sugar and reduce the liquid in the recipe by 3 tablespoons.

When using Maple Syrup to replace granulated white sugar, first make sure that using the liquid maple syrup will not hurt the recipe.

There is roughly the same amount of sugar in a cup of maple syrup as there is in a cup of granulated white sugar. Using the cup of maple syrup in place of the white sugar adds extra 3.7 ounces (1/3 to 1/2 cup) of liquid to the recipe. To balance the liquid in the recipe, you need to reduce other liquids in the recipe, typically water or milk, by the same amount, 1/3 to ½ cup, for each cup of sugar replaced.

To replace brown sugar, do the following:

1 cup loose brown sugar = ¾ cup maple syrup, reduce other liquids by ¼ cup
1 cup packed brown sugar = 1 cup plus 1 Tbsp maple syrup. Reduce other liquids in the recipe by just less than ½ cup.

Maple Sugar

Maple Sugar can be substituted for granulated sugar, cup for cup.

1 cup granulated sugar = 1 cup of maple sugar

Maple Sugar can also be used in place of brown sugar.

1 cup loose brown sugar = 1 cup maple sugar

If the recipe calls for “packed” brown sugar, I use the following amounts of maple sugar:

¼ cup packed brown sugar = ½ cup maple sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar = ¾ cup maple sugar
¾ cup packed brown sugar = 1 cup maple sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar = 1 ¼ cups maple sugar

I increase the maple sugar by ¼ cup more than what the recipe calls for in packed brown sugar.

About Yeany’s Maple:

Yeany’s Maple is a 3,000 tap operation in Forest County, producing approximately 1,000 gallons of maple syrup each year.

Maple Grades

– Golden Maple Syrup – with a delicate taste
– Amber Maple Syrup – with a rich taste
– Dark Maple Syrup – with a robust taste
– Very Dark Maple Syrup – with a strong taste

Yeany’s Maple Syrup can be found on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until noon at the Farmers Market in Clarion.

Yeany’s Maple Syrup and other maple products can also be found at Yeany’s location in Marienville; Tionesta Market Village on weekends; Leeper Market; Haller’s Store in Tionesta; Sara Jane’s Deli in Fryburg; and Hirsch’s Meats in Kossuth.

For more information on Yeany’s Maple Syrup, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yeanys-Maple-Syrup/161532047254784.

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