Fruit and Vegatable Recipes

Maple Butternut Squash

in a buttered casserole dish put the following: Once diced Butternut Squash into 1/2 inch cubes, 1/2 stick butter, a pint of dark Maple Syrup, A little cinnamon, salt and pepper

Bake at 300 F about one hour or until the squash is soft when a fork is inserted.

Maple Fruit Crisp

1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup oats, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1 egg, 1/3 cup pure maple syrup, 2 and 1/2 cups fresh berries, 4 peeled peaches (cut into wedges), 2 tablespoons slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 325 F. Place flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg in food processor and pulse 3 times until blended. Add the almonds and pulse until chopped. Add egg and pulse until the mixture is coarse. Combine berries, maple syrup, and peaches in a bowl and toss. Pour fruit mixture into a casserole dish. Crumble oat mixture evenly over fruit. Bake for 35 minutes or until top bubbles. Serve with ice cream. Serves 6.

Maple-Glazed Plantains

3 tablespoons canola oil, 2 ripe plantains, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch-thick
diagnal slices, 3 tablespoons maple syrup, 1/4 cup pecans, toasted and finely chopped, Confectioners sugar, for dusting

Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the plantains and cook for 2 minutes on each
side or until golden brown. Add the maple, stir to coat, and continue to cook for 3 to 5 minutes, turning once. Transfer to
a plate and sprinkle with the pecans. Dust with confectioners sugar and serve.

Maple-Ginger Glazed Carrots

2 pounds carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch-thick rounds 1/2 cup water, 1 teaspoon salt, 5 tablespoons unsalted butter,
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar

In a larger skillet, combine the carrots, water,salt and 3 tablespoons of butter.
Bring to a simmer over medium heat, cover and cook for 8 minutes or until carrots just begin to soften.
Uncover and add remaining 2 tablespoons butter, ginger, maple syrup and brown sugar. Continue cooking until all liquid is absorbed. Serve hot.

Broiled Grapefruit with Maple Syrup

1 ruby red grapefruit(halved), 4 teaspoons maple syrup, 1/2 teaspoon turbinado sugar, 1 teaspoon unsalted butter

Preheat the broiler. Using a paring knife, cut between the membranes of the grapefruit.
Cut a small piece off the bottom of each grapefruit half so that it sits flat.
Drizzle 2 teaspoons syrup on each half, then sprinkle each with 1/4 teaspoon of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of butter.
Broil 2 inches from the heat source for 8 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve hot. Serves 2.