Macadamia Nut and Maple Brittle with Maple Mascarpone

Summer / Sweet Treats

Compote brittle with maple syrup
6 portions


  • 110g macadamia nuts (roughly chopped)
  • 225ml cold water
  • 450g fine maple sugar
  • 150ml pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably dark for its robust taste)
  • 250g mascarpone


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Place the nuts onto lightly oiled baking sheet
  3. Place in the oven for 8-10 mins until golden
  4. Add the sugar, 125ml maple syrup and water into a small pan over a gentle heat
  5. Stir constantly for 10-15 mins until the sugar has dissolved
  6. Bring it up to boil until it becomes light caramel colour
  7. Plunge the bottom of pan into bowl of cold water to stop it from cooking any further then add nuts
  8. Once it’s stopped bubbling, immediately pour the mixture onto a lightly oiled tray
  9. Leave to set then break into shards
  10. Mix the remaining 50ml of maple syrup with the mascarpone. Serve with mixed berries and top with the brittle

Made with macadamia nut, this traditional treat is rich, creamy and pairs perfectly with the mascarpone. Our nut brittle recipe incorporates maple sugar and pure maple syrup for an added touch of sweetness.

Chef’s tip: Keep a close eye on the nuts while they’re roasting as they burn easily. If you have a sugar thermometer, the ideal temperature to heat the sugar and maple is 170C.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about maple

The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

Maple spread doesn't contain any butter or dairy products

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple spread comes from the sap of the maple tree that’s all.

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