Maple syrup recipes and tips from Pennsylvania’s Hurry Hill Maple Farm

  • This light and fluffy gingerbread is sweetened with maple syrup, and perfect with your afternoon cup of tea. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

  • Oven-fried “Ritzy” chicken tenders, with a homemade maple mustard. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Maple syrup is famously made in spring, when below-freezing nights followed by warm days cause the sap stored in a sugar maple’s trunk to flow up and out of the tree and into buckets or plastic tubing for boiling.