Temple Tappers’ Pure Birch Syrup Recipes

Temple Tappers - Birch Syrup - 50ml

Try a truly unique, delicious flavor with Temple Tappers’ Birch Syrup! It is great for both sweet and savory foods, and the taste of birch syrup can be described as similar to molasses. It works well in salad dressings, deserts, marinades, BBQ sauce, mixed drinks, glazes, or drizzled over vanilla ice cream. It takes 120 gallons of birch sap to make 1 gallon of syrup (maple syrup needs 40). The birch season begins when the maple season ends, around the first of April, and it’s a short season of just 1-3 weeks. Made in and from the woods of Temple by the only commercial birch syrup producer in Maine.

Try these recipes!

Birch BBQ Sauce

Great as a marinade or grilling and roasting sauce for wings + ribs.

  • 1 can tomato paste
  • Water (fill the can up)
  • 1 Tbs tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 Tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Tabasco Sauce
  • 2 tsp ground mustard
  • 3 Tbs birch syrup
  • Season to taste with red pepper

Mix all together and marinade or slather it on while grilling or roasting.

Birch Glaze Salmon

  • 1/2 C Birch Syrup
  • 1/4 C dry white wine
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • butter + olive oil

Finely dice shallot. In a small sauce pan, heat the oil and add butter until just hot and then add the shallots. Cook until translucent. Add wine and bay leaf. Reduce 3/4 of wine, then add the Birch Syrup. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes or until syrup consistency. Cool, remove bay leaf, and add mustard. Broil the salmon and add the glaze 5 minutes before removing from the oven.

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