Yeany’s Maple Recipe of the Week: Maple-Pumpkin Custards

Yeany -2Yeany’s Maple Syrup and other maple products can be found at the following locations:

Divani Chocolatier, Foxburg
Haller’s Store, Tionesta
Visitors Center, Tionesta
The Little Store, East Hickory
Leeper Market, Leeper
Country Farm Supply, Knox
Hirsch’s Meats, Kossuth
Tom’s Meats, Brookville
Thoma’s Meats, Saxonburg
Pajer’s Farm Market, Sarver
Clarion River Organics, Sligo
The Pittsburgh Public Market
Farm Truck Foods, Beaver
Trax Farms, Finleyville
*O’Neil’s, Clarion River Hill (new location)
*Giant Eagle Market District, Pittsburgh (new location)

Maple-Pumpkin Custards

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups 1% milk
4 large eggs
3/4 cup Yeany’s Maple Syrup
3/4 cup canned unseasoned pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons whipped cream
1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger

Directions

~Preheat oven to 325°F.

~Put a kettle of water on to heat for the water bath. Line a roasting pan with a folded kitchen towel.

~Heat milk over low heat in a small saucepan until barely steaming but not boiling.

~Whisk eggs and Yeany’s Maple Syrup in a large bowl until smooth. Gently whisk in the warm milk. Add pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; whisk until blended.

~Divide the mixture among six 6-ounce (3/4-cup) custard cups. Skim foam from the surface. Place custard cups in the prepared roasting pan. Pour enough boiling water into the pan to come halfway up the sides of the custard cups.

~Place the pan in the oven and bake, uncovered, until custards are just set but still quiver in the center when shaken, 45 to 50 minutes.

~Transfer custards to a wire rack and let cool for 45 minutes.

~Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

~To serve, top each custard with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of crystallized ginger.

~Enjoy!

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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