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hot maple syrup

We love draping hot honey across slices of pizza, toast, and grilled meat. But more often than not, we have more pure maple syrup than honey on hand. Thankfully, it’s easy to add a kick to maple syrup to transform it into spicy maple syrup.

Hot maple comes together quickly in the pan. All that’s needed is a few peppers that pack heat. We use jalapenos, a long red hot and some Thai chilis. For this recipe we used 2 Thai chilis, but you can add up to 4 dependent upon your taste. Our pure maple syrup of choice is Grade A Amber, Rich. Its classic maple flavor welcomes the addition of spice. The result is a spicy maple syrup that’s fitting for savory situations.

Our best advice when approaching this recipe? Watch the saucepan to make sure the maple doesn’t boil over, and wash your hands after slicing the peppers! Always be careful around your eyes after handling.

You’ll have about a cup of spicy maple syrup once it has boiled and simmered. Store in an air tight container in the fridge. Maple syrup should always be refrigerated after opening! Enjoy for pizza nights, on toast, and wherever hot honey applies!


Makes about 1 cup

Prep time

1 minute

Cook time

5-7 minutes


  • 1 cup Amber, Rich maple syrup
  • 1/2 of a large jalapeno, sliced
  • 1 long red hot pepper, sliced
  • 2-4 thai chilis, coarsely chopped


  1. Pour maple syrup into a small saucepan.
  2. Add the peppers and bring to a boil, watching to make sure the maple does not boil up and over the pan.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5-7 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow the syrup to cool with the peppers, about 10 minutes.
  4. Pour the syrup through a sieve into a container. Don’t throw the peppers away! You can use them in a dressing, or marinade.
  5. Store the spicy maple syrup in an airtight container in the fridge.



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