Category: Featured Recipe

Maple Sugar Peach Cobbler

Maple Sugar Peach Cobbler

Three years ago I planted a couple of peach trees near our house in Vermont. I wasn’t sure they would fruit as we’re at 1500 feet and winters up here can be brutal. These were rated for zone 4, the absolute top of what I can safely plant. They hung on for the last few years, giving us beautiful spring blossoms but no fruit. Then this summer, they absolutely exploded with gorgeous,

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Peaches in maple whiskey syrup

Peaches Canned in Maple Whiskey Syrup

We have had an exceptional peach season here in Vermont! This is the first time my trees really produced and the branches are bent right to the ground. I was worried the tree might break so I picked a bunch of peaches to remove some of the weight. Naturally I found a way to preserve them with maple syrup!

Assemble:

10-12 pounds of peaches

2 cups of water

2 1/2 cups maple sugar

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 vanilla bean

1/3 cup of whiskey

First,

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Sugar on Snow

Sugar on Snow

Winter is long and cold in Vermont and the advent of sugaring season is worthy of celebration! As soon as the first batch of syrup is complete, Vermont kids are asking that it be cooked just a little longer to create a thick, sticky stream. The candy firms into fabulous threads as soon as it hits the snow. The truly hardy kids will eat it outdoors by a fire!

To make for your own kids or friends with a serious sweet tooth:

  1. Have a pan of hard packed snow ready.
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