The Droscha family has been perfecting the art of maple syrup production at their centennial farm in Mason, Michigan, for more than 50 years. For generations, they’ve passed down the art of sustainably tapping hardwood maple trees and boiling sap over a roaring hardwood fire.
Today, the Droschas continue to make pure maple syrup “the old fashioned” way by using sustainable practices and not taking any shortcuts. When Cherry Republic decided to produce a Cherry-Infused Maple Syrup, we knew the Droschas would be the perfect partners.
The result is our new Cherry-Infused Maple Syrup — pure maple syrup with the perfect amount of Michigan tart cherry concentrate. Delicious over a steaming stack of flapjacks, this versatile syrup can also be tossed with fresh fruit or roasted root veggies, stirred into yogurt, baked into your favorite quick-bread recipe, or made into a mouthwatering marinade for salmon or pork.
How to Make Maple Syrup
Our maple syrup is made basically the same as it was hundreds of years ago when the Native Americans first did it and then introduced it to the early immigrants from Europe. The easiest way we can tell maple syrup is made is by collecting the sap from sugar maple trees and boiling it until it reaches the proper density for syrup and then infusing it with our tart cherry concentrate.
The five steps from start to finish are:
- Prepare for the Maple Syrup season
- Determine when to tap into the sugar maple tree
- Identify the sugar maple trees that need to be tapped
- Collect the sap and begin the boiling process
- Filter, grade, and pack the syrup
Where should I store my Cherry-Infused Maple Syrup?
To protect against fermentation and molding, keep open bottles in the fridge for up to a year. For indefinite storage, stow syrup in the freezer.
Is Our Cherry-Infused Maple Syrup Vegan?
Our Cherry-Infused Maple Syrup is a delicious and natural product made from the sap of maple trees right in Mason, Michigan. Maple syrup is a great sweetener for vegans and it is 100% natural and non-processed. It is a great sugar substitute and tastes awesome!
How Can I use the Cherry-Infused Maple Syrup
We have put together three delicious recipes using our Cherry-Infused Maple Syrup that you have to try.
- Apple & Dried Cherry Crisp
- Dried Cherries & Goat Cheese Salad
- Springtime Maple-Glazed Carrots Recipe
What else can I do with it?
Make a crunchy cherry maple topping for yogurt or oatmeal: Toss 1 cup toasted seeds or nuts + 2 Tbsp Montmorency Dried Cherries + 3 Tbsp. maple syrup + 1⁄2 tsp. kosher salt on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet and bake at 350° for 15–20 minutes. Let cool, then break into pieces. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Where can I buy the Cherry-Infused Maple Syrup?