1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ginger
2 tablespoons butter
BOIL carrots in water until tender. Remove from pan and drain.
ADD maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger and butter to saucepan. Cook over medium heat until just boiling. Reduce heat and cook uncovered until syrup thickens.
ADD carrots back to pan and stir gently to coat.
Maple Syrup Pie
Pastry dough for 9-inch pie
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs, let sit at room temperature for an hour
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup of pure maple syrup, preferably dark
1 1/2 teaspoons of butter, unsalted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon flour
1 1/2 cups pecan halves
ROLL dough for 8- to 9- inch pie pan.
WHISK together brown sugar with eggs until blended. Add cream, syrup, butter, salt, vanilla and flour and whisk again.
SPREAD pecans in pie shell and slowly pour syrup mixture over them.
BAKE on center rack oven at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees and bake for another 30 minutes. It's done when it's puffy, but not soupy in the middle.
Maple Syrup Cheesecake
3 1/2 cups graham crackers, finely ground
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup maple syrup
4 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup heavy cream
HEAT oven to 350 degrees. Butter and place parchment paper in the bottom of a 10-inch springform pan.
COMBINE graham cracker crumbs, butter and maple syrup in a large bowl for the crust. Transfer mixture to prepared pan and press crumbs evenly over the bottom and up the sides of the pan.
PLACE cream cheese in a mixer bowl and beat, on low speed, until smooth. Add syrup and eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and heavy cream and beat until just combined.
TRANSFER mixture to prepared crust and bake, on middle rack, for 1 hour. Cake will not be set in center but will set as it cools. Cool cake in pan on a rack. Refrigerate completely cooled cake, covered, at least 8 hours before serving.
SERVE wedges of cheesecake drizzled with maple syrup.