Maple Bourbon Glaze

Maple-Bourbon-Glaze

Do you love a quick and easy condiment that helps to elevate all of your meals? We've got a recipe for you. This easy maple bourbon sauce is ready in less than 10 minutes, and you can use it to elevate just about any dish that crosses your dinner table.

Drizzle it on your ice cream, marinate your steaks in it, or roast your vegetables in a delicious maple bourbon glaze. Use it any way you want to help give your next meal a flavor boost.

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Why This Recipe Works

There are a number of reasons why you will love this homemade maple bourbon glaze recipe.

To begin with, it's a quick and easy way to enhance just about any meal. In less than 10 minutes, you have a flavorful and versatile condiment that only uses one dish, making your cleanup just as easy!

You'll also love how flavorful this sweet and savory maple bourbon glaze is. With the sweetness of the brown sugar, the bold flavors of the bourbon, and the umami-rich flavors of the soy sauce, everyone will love the elevating power of this glaze.

If that wasn't enough, this glaze will never go to waste in your kitchen. Whether you use it as a marinade for chicken, salmon, or tofu, a flavor boost to your ice cream, salad, or stir fry, or a glaze for your baked ham or roast beef, you will never run out of uses for this delicious maple bourbon glaze.

Additionally, this maple bourbon glaze recipe is so simple to adapt to your personal tastes. Kick up the spice, change the spirit, and even add some extra ingredients that you think will improve the flavors. This is one recipe that you can very easily make your own by adding, subtracting, or replacing any ingredients you want.

Ingredients

Maple Syrup:

Maple syrup plays a crucial role in providing the distinctive sweetness and depth of flavor to the maple bourbon glaze. However, if unavailable, alternatives like honey or brown sugar can be substituted. While they offer similar sweetness, the flavor profile may differ slightly, imparting their unique nuances to the glaze.

Bourbon:

It's important to start with a high-quality Bourbon as it serves as the bold, flavorful backbone of the maple bourbon glaze, imparting its distinctive warmth and depth. However, experimenting with different spirits allows for creativity and personalization. Alternatives like whiskey and rum can be used in places of bourbon, infusing the glaze with their own unique characteristics.

Brown Sugar:

Brown sugar adds both sweetness and smokiness to this quick maple bourbon glaze. However, if you don't have any brown sugar on hand, alternatives like granulated sugar or honey can be used instead.

Dijon Mustard:

Adding a unique tangy and slightly spicy flavor to the maple bourbon glaze, dijon mustard infuses the final product with depth and complexity.  Its sharpness cuts through the sweetness of the maple syrup and brown sugar, but if it is unavailable, you can use substitutes like whole grain mustard, regular mustard, or even Worcestershire sauce can be used.

Soy Sauce:

Soy sauce brings a savory, umami-rich flavor to your maple bourbon glaze, complimenting the sweetness of the maple syrup and bourbon. Tamari sauce and coconut aminos can also be used to create the umami flavor in your glaze.

Apple Cider Vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar adds a tangy acidity to this gourmet maple bourbon glaze, with subtle fruity undertones that enhance the overall flavor and bring everything together. If apple cider vinegar is unavailable, alternatives such as white wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar can be used. Additionally, citrus juices can be used to achieve a similar effect.

Seasonings:

While this easy maple bourbon glaze recipe only uses salt and garlic for seasoning, you can use plenty of other seasonings to enhance the flavor in any way you prefer. Cayenne and paprika can be used to spice things up, while cinnamon and nutmeg will boost the sweetness of your glaze. Choose seasonings that align with the flavor profile you are hoping to achieve.

How to Make Maple Bourbon Glaze

Step One: 

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat and stir to incorporate.

Step Two: 

Bring to a boil, stirring continuously.

Step Three: 

Reduce the heat and simmer until the desired consistency is reached.

Step Four:

Serve with your favorite dishes, and enjoy!

Tips

  • If you prefer a thicker maple bourbon glaze, add a thickening agent such as cornstarch or arrowroot powder. Mix a small amount with water before adding it to the glaze to prevent clumping. Alternatively, if your glaze becomes too thick, you can thin it out with a bit of water or additional bourbon. Remember, your glaze will thicken more as it cools.
  • Consider adding additional flavorings to your homemade maple bourbon glaze, such as vanilla extract, spices like cinnamon or nutmeg, or a splash of citrus juice like orange or lemon to elevate the taste of your glaze.

What to Serve With Maple Bourbon Glaze

Maple bourbon glaze adds a delightful sweet and savory touch to a variety of dishes, making it a versatile condiment to have in the kitchen. It pairs wonderfully with grilled or roasted meats such as chicken, pork, or beef, enhancing them with its rich and complex flavors. Additionally, this easy maple bourbon glaze can elevate seafood dishes like salmon or shrimp, adding a hint of sweetness that perfectly balances their savory flavors. For vegetarians and vegans, maple bourbon glaze can be drizzled over roasted vegetables or used as a dipping sauce for tofu or tempeh, providing a delicious contrast of tastes.

FAQs

Is the alcohol in the bourbon cooked off during simmering?

Some of the alcohol will evaporate during simmering, but not all of it. If you prefer to completely cook off the alcohol, you can simmer the glaze for a longer period of time or use a heat source with higher temperature control.

Can I customize by homemad maple bourbon glaze with additional ingredients?

Yes, you can customize your homemade bourbon maple glaze with any additional ingredients that you want. Experiment with spices like cayenne, paprika, red chili flakes, or nutmeg. Try adding your favorite herbs like sage, rosemary, and thyme. Citrus zest can add an interesting element to your glaze. Even bacon can be used to create a sweet and savory maple bourbon glaze.

How long can leftover maple bourbon glaze be kept fresh?

Your leftover maple bourbon glaze can be kept fresh in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. This makes it an ideal condiment to use throughout the week. For longer-term storage, leftover maple bacon glaze can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Maple-Bourbon-Glaze

Maple Bourbon Glaze

This quick and easy maple bourbon glaze is so delicious that you will want to put it on everything. Ready in less than 10 minutes!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dip and Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bourbon glaze, Maple Bourbon Glaze, Maple Bourbon Glaze Recipe
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup Bourbon
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat and stir to incorporate.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring continuously.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer until the desired consistency is reached.
  • Serve with your favorite dishes, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 245kcal Carbohydrates: 11g Protein: 1g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0.1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 2382mg Potassium: 180mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 41g Vitamin A: 6IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 68mg Iron: 2mg

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Notes

  • If you prefer a thicker maple bourbon glaze, add a thickening agent such as cornstarch or arrowroot powder. Mix a small amount with water before adding it to the glaze to prevent clumping. Alternatively, if your glaze becomes too thick, you can thin it out with a bit of water or additional bourbon. Remember, your glaze will thicken more as it cools.
  • Consider adding additional flavorings to your homemade maple bourbon glaze, such as vanilla extract, spices like cinnamon or nutmeg, or a splash of citrus juice like orange or lemon to elevate the taste of your glaze.
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