Maple Syrup Time and an Irresistible Maple Pie

In Québec and New England, it’s maple syrup time.   The maple syrup business is a multi billion dollar business and it operates during a narrow 6-8 week window when the sap of maple trees starts flowing and can be harvested. Tapping season requires daytime temperatures above freezing  with nights below freezing.  40 to 50 gallons of sap are needed to produce 1 gallon of syrup!  No wonder it is on the pricey side!  This year the brutal winter has delayed the season by about 2 weeks. Continue reading