Maple Butter

Maple butter is a confection made from maple syrup by heating the syrup to approximately 112 °C (234 °F), cooling it to around 52 °C (126 °F), and beating it until it reaches a smooth consistency.

The consistency of maple butter is light and spreadable, very similar to the consistency of peanut butter. Its name comes from the fact that it is "buttery" or "creamy" smooth, not because it contains any dairy product (it is dairy-free). It is sometimes used as a spread instead of butter, or as a frosting.