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Maple Dessert Recipes: 15 Sweet and Aromatic Desserts for Maple Season

Maple Dessert Recipes: 15 Sweet and Aromatic Desserts for Maple Season

This mouthwatering collection of maple dessert recipes will allow you to treat your loved ones with the sweetest, most aromatic desserts!

Maple Dessert Recipes: 15 Sweet and Aromatic Desserts for Maple Season // FoodNouveau.com

In Québéc, the first signs of spring mean one thing: it’s maple syrup season! It’s the sweetest of seasons – in fact, it might be my favorite time of year. I certainly have a plethora of maple dessert recipes here on this site that make the most of it.

In this list, I’ve pulled together a collection of my favorite maple dessert recipes, which will allow you to showcase maple products in all their sweet glory. There’s everything from the incredibly Canadian Maple Leaf Sandwich Cookies to Maple Syrup Fudge. I have cakes and cookies, panna cottas, meringues and tarts and, of course, madeleines and financiers.

There’s a maple-flavored dessert for every baking skill level and I’m sure you’ll find a sweet maple treat for every occasion.


1. Homemade Maple Leaf Cookies

The Maple Leaf Cookie may be one of the most recognizable Canadian desserts. How many people mark their trip to Canada by taking home a box of these beloved maple leaf sandwich cookies? They’re available in every tourist kiosk! They are also one of my favorite maple dessert recipes to make at home and this version, using sablé cookies stuffed with a maple butter filling, is just bursting with maple flavor.

Homemade Maple Leaf Cookies // FoodNouveau.com

2. Pecan and Maple Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are so nostalgic and my Pecan and Maple Thumbprint Cookies will make your home smell ah-mazing. Their maple goodness will be inhaled before you even know what happened. You’ll simply have to make another batch!

Maple and Pecan Thumbprint Cookies // FoodNouveau.com

3. Crispy Maple Meringues

Crispy Maple Meringues are sweet, crispy treats that melt in your mouth—just as honeycomb does. They’re flavored with maple syrup and dusted with maple sugar for a light as air maple treat. They also make a great gift!

Crispy Maple Mini-Meringues // FoodNouveau.com

4. Maple Syrup Fudge

Maple Syrup Fudge is maple dessert perfection. It uses four ingredients and comes together for one of the most memorable maple dessert recipes you’ll ever try.

Maple Syrup Fudge // FoodNouveau.com

5. Chewy Maple Syrup Fudge and Pecan Cookies

You can’t have enough good cookie recipes and these Chewy Maple Syrup Fudge and Pecan Cookies are so beloved that I often gift them during the holidays or just because. If you love my Maple Fudge, you will love these cookies!

Chewy Maple Syrup Fudge and Pecan Cookies // FoodNouveau.com

6. Orange and Maple Madeleines

It’s really not possible for me to pull together a dessert collection without including recipes for madeleines of financiers! Orange and Maple Madeleines are a lovely treat to nibble on after dinner or with a hot cup of tea while reading a book. Understated but perfectly elegant (and delicious).

Orange Maple Madeleines // FoodNouveau.com

7. Clementine Squash Cupcakes with Maple Italian Meringue Buttercream

These delightfully tender, maple-infused Clementine Squash Cupcakes are infused with aromatic clementines and topped with an elegant maple syrup-based Italian meringue buttercream.

Clementine Squash Cupcakes with Maple Italian Meringue Buttercream // FoodNouveau.com

8. Maple and Cranberry Muffins

These festive maple and cranberry muffins make for a delightful, just-sweet-enough, good-for-you breakfast muffin you should enjoy year-round. Transform these into dessert in a snap by drizzling liberally with maple butter!

Maple and Cranberry Muffins // FoodNouveau.com

9. Pecan Maple Macarons

These Pecan Maple Macarons are a tribute to maple syrup, the liquid, natural, golden syrup that gives a sweet, special touch to any dessert. This recipe comes complete with links to comprehensive resources that will allow you to successfully make French macarons on your first try, including a video class!

Maple and Pecan French Macarons // FoodNouveau.com

10. Maple-Roasted Fig and Hazelnut Financiers

Financiers are easier to make than most people think and these Maple Roasted Fig and Hazelnut Financiers have crunchy edges and a nutty tender crumb. Topping them with maple roasted figs makes them absolutely irresistible.

Maple-Roasted Fig and Hazelnut Financiers // FoodNouveau.com

11. Pouding chômeur à l’érable (Québécois Maple Pudding)

This Pouding chômeur à l’érable (Maple Pudding) is the classic Québécois dessert. It’s rich in flavor, easy to make, and a completely comforting dessert. To me, it’s perfect when topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Pouding chômeur à l'érable (Québécois Maple Pudding) // FoodNouveau.com

12. Orange and Maple Panna Cotta

This Orange and Maple Panna Cotta combines my love of maple and citrus. It’s topped with bright and juicy orange pieces and a delightfully crunchy maple pecan crumble for a lovely combo of flavors and textures.

Cara Cara Orange and Maple Panna Cotta with Pecan-Maple Crumble // FoodNouveau.com

13. Better-For-You Maple Cheesecake

This better-for-you Maple Cheesecake tastes incredibly rich and is full of lush maple flavor and yet, it is much lower in calories and fat. How does this magic happen? It’s all thanks to a clever, secret, and perhaps surprising ingredient that nobody ever guesses!

Better-for-You Maple Cheesecake // FoodNouveau.com

14. Tatin Cake (Upside Down Apple Cake with Maple Caramel)

This Tatin Cake turns the traditional Tarte Tatin on its head—literally! This easy upside-down apple cake is doused in maple caramel for the ultimate in maple goodness. This maple dessert recipe is sure to become a year-round favorite.

Tatin Cake: Upside-Down Apple Cake with Maple Caramel Sauce // FoodNouveau.com

15. Walnut and Maple Cream Tart

The fluffy cloud-like maple cream tart perfectly highlights maple flavors with both maple syrup and maple sugar. The meringue crust is crisp on the outside and pillowy on the inside and the rich maple scent is heavenly.

Walnut and Maple Cream Tart // FoodNouveau.com

Maple Desserts & Treats Cookbook

Love maple? Then you need to get your hands on my Maple Desserts & Treats Cookbook! Filled with 25 maple dessert recipes, from timeless classics to modern treats, Maple Desserts & Treats is a downloadable eBook with a collection of irresistible recipes made with nature’s most aromatic sugar. Get it all in a handy, “save it everywhere” PDF format! LEARN MORE

Maple Desserts & Treats, a recipe eBook by award-winning author of FoodNouveau.com, Marie Asselin

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  1. Love this site…..exceptional photos, well explained recipes, great history….
    Made the pouding au chômeur……fabulous…
    Tried the maple and walnut cream pie…….this recipe was original and delicious….
    Way to go, foodnouveau …..

    • It’s such a treat to read this comment Cathy! Thanks for taking the time to write it. I hope you’ll keep going down that delicious list of desserts and report back as to which one ends up being your favorite! :)