Christmas Dinner Sides With Maple Syrup

These recipes are courtesy of  We Love Maple.

Christmas Dinner Sides With Maple Syrup.

Today I am sharing some side dishes that you can add to your Christmas dinner or any Sunday roast. Yummy!!

First up:

 How To Make Parsnip Purée with Maple Syrup:

Christmas Dinner Sides With Maple Syrup
Christmas Dinner Sides With Maple Syrup

Servings: 8 portions


500g baby potatoes, unpeeled and cut in half

500g parsnip, peeled and sliced

 2 garlic cloves, chopped

 80g butter

 Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

500ml chicken broth

60ml pure maple syrup from Canada

150g Le Fou du Roy cheese (or a similar firm cheese), grated

Pinch of ground nutmeg

60g chives, chopped

Christmas Dinner Sides With Maple Syrup


1.) In a large pan, fry the potatoes, parsnip and garlic in the butter over a low heat for about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the stock and bring to the boil.

2.) Reduce the heat, cover and leave to cook for 25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Strain (reserve some of the cooking liquid). Add the maple syrup to the casserole dish and mash the vegetables with a pestle.

3.) Add the cheese, some broth (if needed to loosen the purée), and sprinkle with the nutmeg and chives.

Brussels love them or hate them?

Christmas Dinner Sides With Maple Syrup

How To Make Maple Brussels Sprouts:

Servings: 4 – 6 portions

A Brussels recipe with chestnuts, cranberries and Maple Syrup.


1kg brussels sprouts

100g pancetta, cut into lardons

200g chestnuts

50g butter

50g cranberries

200ml pure maple syrup from Canada

Christmas Dinner Sides With Maple Syrup


1.) Cook sprouts in boiling salted water for 3½ minutes, then refresh in iced water and halve the sprouts. Fry pancetta until crisp and golden, take out and place on a cloth; fry chestnuts in the bacon fat for 5 minutes and then place on cloth with pancetta.

2.) Reheat sprouts with butter and a little water for 5 minutes and sauté. Add pancetta and chestnuts and maple syrup. Add cranberries at the last minute then serve.

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These recipes are courtesy of  We Love Maple.

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These recipes are courtesy of  We Love Maple.


  1. Helen J
    29th November 2017 / 1:43 pm

    My husband is maple syrup obsessed! He would love the Brussel sprout recipe, so must give it a go 🙂

  2. Anosa
    29th November 2017 / 5:33 pm

    They have to be the fanciest brussel sprouts I have ever seen! I have never like brussel sprouts or cabbage at all until january I suddenly started craving cabbage (weird I know) so this year I plan on trying them and am hoping that I like them as much as I do cabbage. This is a great way to get the kids tempted, add a little bit of sweet and I bet the whole flavour changes, can't wait to try it.

    • 29th November 2017 / 5:46 pm

      Thanks Anosa. I know Brussels are a bit too strong for me so anything to make them a little sweeter 🙂

  3. Our Fairytale Adventure
    29th November 2017 / 7:39 pm

    These are amazing and so simple to make. I always underestimate the importance of side dishes at the Christmas dinner. You've inspired me to make some this year.

  4. Kara Guppy
    30th November 2017 / 6:19 pm

    I love parsnips roasted in maple syrup and this looks like a great alternative

  5. Jayne SMABL
    1st December 2017 / 11:29 am

    OMG Claire! This post is just heaven to me! I love maple syrup so will defo be trying these out 🙂 x

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