Maple Syrup Tips for Chefs

Full-bodied, mineral-y and earthy could just as easily describe Bascom Family Farms Grade A Dark Amber as a Chateauneuf du Pape. With palates as sophisticated as any sommelier, Bascom Family Farms
Maple makers gather ’round, stick their fingers in maple, savor – and let the vernacular fly. Like fine wine, pure maple is authentic, complex and delicious.

The Highest Quality Maple Syrup You Can Serve

Now you can incorporate the delicious flavor of maple syrup into your favorite recipes. Let Bascom Family Farms be your wholesale maple syrup supplier… you can count on us!

Why Choose Maple Syrup and Sugar?

Consumers are increasingly steering away from white sugar and becoming more interested in purchasing foods that use alternative sweeteners—and not just at the grocery store. They are looking for healthier options at bakeries and restaurants as well, so cooking with maple syrup is one big reason why you should buy wholesale maple syrup and maple sugar from Bascom Family Farms. Rather than white sugar, choose maple syrup or maple sugar. It has a delightful and distinctive flavor that is incredibly versatile, and it lends itself to all types of cuisines. On top of that, it boasts plenty of important nutrients and antioxidants such as potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, and vitamins B2, B5, and B6—none of which are found in white sugar. Not only do you gain a wider range of culinary and baking options when you use maple syrup or sugar, you give your customers exactly what they want: delicious food that they can feel good about.

Maple Syrup Substitution Guide

Maple syrup is a wonderful, all-natural and healthy substitute for white sugar. There are four different grades of maple syrup, each offering their own unique flavor profiles—so no matter which grade you use, it is sure to add a special touch to your cooking and baking.

How do you substitute maple syrup for white sugar in your cooking and baking?

  • To replace white sugar in your general cooking with maple syrup, use 1/2 cup of maple syrup for every cup of sugar and subtract 3/4 cup of other liquid in the recipe.

Since maple syrup is brown and granulated sugar is white, this substitution will darken your baked goods and cause them to brown quicker. Also, due to the slight acidity of maple syrup, you might want to neutralize this if you are substituting maple syrup in a batter so that it will rise properly.  In order to do this, simply add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of baking soda per cup of maple syrup. It is also advisable to lower the oven temperature by about 25° since maple syrup caramelizes at a lower temperature than granulated sugar.

Substituting Maple Sugar for white sugar is even easier. For each cup of white sugar, use 2/3 to ¾ of a cup of maple sugar.

The possibilities truly are endless when it comes to cooking with maple syrup and maple sugar! And with its astounding nutritional panel, maple syrup and maple sugar is a great addition to any recipe. Choose Bascom Family Farms to be your wholesale maple supplier, and see for yourself how our high quality maple syrup and maple sugar can improve the flavor of your best recipes!

You Can Count On Bascom Family Farms Wholesale Maple Syrup and Maple Sugar

For more information on our full line of Bascom Family Farms wholesale maple products for the food service industry, availability, or ordering, call toll free 888-266-6271 or contact us now!

A Few Recipes:


Maple Mojito
Other Maple Cocktails

Soups & Salads

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup


Ginger Garlic Shrimp Skewers
Barbecued Pork Ribs
Wasabi Maple Spiced Pecans

Side Dishes

Maple Baked Beans

Main Dishes

Sweet and Sour Meatloaf
One-Dish Pork Chops and Applesauce
Home-Style Roast Chicken
Grilled Chicken Breast with Sweet and Spicy Maple Glaze
Chili Lime Swordfish


Vermont Maple Pecan Pie
Maple Walnut Thumbprints
Maple Crème Brulée

Sauces & Marinades

Maple Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Baked Goods

Banana Maple Walnut Muffins

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