Find 5 Delicious New Hampshire Maple Syrup Treats
Every March the doors of sugar shacks open and bring us a real sense of place. It's a fleeting period when maple trees yield sap with each sap house offering a different terroir and taste. Indulge in the following sweet pleasures made from the most precious gift from our forests.
|PLACE||DISH||DESCRIPTION||IN A WORD|
North Country Smokehouse
471 Sullivan St.
|Smoky Maple Links||
Located in the center of maple country, North Country Smokehouse uses local dark maple syrup to craft breakfast sausages smoked over applewood fires. Can't you just smell it?
Tip: Order them online and think about adding their Maple Horseradish Mustard to your cart while you're at it.
Morning Star Maple Sugar House
Rte. 101, Dublin
|Maple Cotton Candy||
In a chalet-style barn beside a pond with ducks and geese scurrying about, this sugar house near Peterborough makes candy clouds that go puff in your mouth. All that's left is the taste of not-too-sweet maple syrup.
Tip: Huge gift shop to get lost in and everything is made from maple syrup.
Calef's Country Store
606 Franklin Pierce Hwy., Barrington
|Calef's Maple Bacon Cheddar Cheese||
A quintessential New Hampshire country store's house brand maple and bacon cheddar cheese that snaps to life any breakfast sandwich it is melted on.
Tip: Gets crowded on weekends, so go early and find cheese samples at the back of the store.
Parker's Maple Barn
1316 Brookline Rd.
|Maple Baked Beans With Dark Maple Syrup||
As much maple flavor as you can load into baked beans and still enjoy it, this luscious bowl sides well with a cup of their maple coffee.
Tip: Order with their Maple BBQ Ribs for triple the maple pleasure.
Ben's Sugar Shack
83 Webster Hwy.
|Pure Maple Cream||
After syrup on snow, this is one of life's top maple pleasures. Like Nutella, maple cream is a silky spread whipped to be slathered on the nearest warm toast or muffin or stirred into hot oatmeal.
Tip: Ben's online store is a handy year-round source.