Here in NY the sap is running. When I was a girl my sister and I would take our hand drill, our spickets, and any container that would hold sap and tap a few trees in the woods. We would strain it through old bandannas and cook it on the wood stove. Yum Yum Yum!!!!! These days I just buy it when I can. I recently bought a gallon of Grade A Medium Amber - a bit too dark for my taste so I have been baking with it too. I made these yummy tarts for my family over the weekend.
Maple Syrup Tarts
12 unbaked pie crust tarts (I made mine in muffin tins and only got 11)
1 cup real maple syrup
1 TB. melted butter
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 TB. lemon juice
1/2 c. nuts
Mix all together pour into tarts 2/3 full. Bake 375 for 20-25 mins. I let them cool a bit and then placed them into muffin papers. Enjoy. We all loved these.