22 sweet and savoury recipes for maple syrup

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Roast pears with maple syrup and vanilla crème fraîche
A bottle of pure maple syrup goes a long way. Pour it at will over waffles, pancakes and French toast to get your weekend started in the sweetest of ways. Then, whip the syrup into a caramelised maple butter, a warm New England spider cake, or use as a sweet backdrop to a fast dessert of roasted pears with vanilla crème fraîche. And it's not just desserts that benefit from the maple syrup treatment – it pairs handsomely with bacon and fried chicken for that sweet-savoury hit.