Yeany’s Maple Recipe of the Week: Maple Butter Tarts

Yeany -2Maple Butter Tarts – Another scrumptious dessert from Yeany’s Maple!

Maple Butter Tarts

Ingredients

1 – 15 oz. package of refrigerated pie pastry
1-1/2 cups raisins
2 cups boiling water
1-3/4 cups packed brown sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup Yeany’s maple syrup
Vanilla ice cream

Directions

~Preheat oven at 450°.

~Cut each pastry sheet into quarters; roll each quarter into a 6-in. circle. Transfer pastry to eight ungreased 4-in. fluted tart pans with removable bottoms. Trim pastry even with edges. Place on baking sheets. Bake for 5-6 minutes (or until golden brow. Cool on wire racks.

~Reduce heat to 350°.

~Place raisins in a large bowl. Cover with boiling water; let stand for 5 minutes. Drain.

~In another bowl, beat the brown sugar, eggs, butter, and Yeany’s maple syrup; stir in raisins. Divide filling among tart shells.

~Bake for 16-20 minutes (or until centers are just set – mixture will jiggle).

~Cool on a wire rack. Serve with ice cream.

~Makes 8 tarts.

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.

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

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

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