I love using Maple syrup as a sweetener in this recipe because it’s natural and pure and a great source or vitamins/antioxidants. Most people just think of maple syrup as something to put on pancakes and waffles but there are lots of other ways it can be used as well (think of it as a glaze on salmon or in a vinaigrette on your salad). So let’s think outside the griddle! Do you have a wonderful recipe using maple syrup? Enter it into a contest (by Oct 31, 2013) and you could win $2000! That could come in handy for Christmas gifts, no?
Here’s a little more about the contest…
The Quebec Federation of Maple Syrup Producers launched their first ever recipe contest to inspire bloggers and recipe fans to celebrate the versatility of pure maple syrup
Recipes must be original, include maple syrup as the only sweetener, be made in one cooking container, include a suggestion for repurposing the leftovers for a second meal and be posted on a blog (with a purecanadamaple.com link).
Recipe for Slow Cooker Maple Dijon Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Makes 8 servings
Ideal slow cooker size: 3 quart
Cooking time: 2-3 hours on HIGH or 3-5 hours on LOW
2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 Tbsp butter, cut into 8 pieces
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
3 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1. Place cubed potatoes in the bottom of the slow cooker.
2. Add butter, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, salt and pepper into the slow cooker. Toss with a spoon until potatoes are evenly coated.
3. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours (for firmer sweet potatoes) or 3 hours (for mashable sweet potatoes) or 3-5 hours on LOW.
P.S. Here are some links you’re going to want to know about:
Think Outside the Griddle Contest Website