A while back a friend of mine decided that he was going to start producing birch syrup in the Klondike river valley. Im glad he did! Berwyn has been sugaring off every spring just south of Dawson city for a number of years now producing high quality birch syrup. Birch syrup is full of minerals and vitamins and packed with good flavor.
There are now many more producers of birch syrup further south. Quesnel b.c. as well as thunder bay Ontario is home to producers of quality birch syrup. Pick some up and fall in love with this earthy wild treat! Below is one the recipes I made for berwyn for his website.
Birch Pecan Pie (for one 9”pie)(from yukonbirch.ca)
2 eggs (Slightly beaten)
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp good vanilla
½ cup corn syrup
½ cup birch syrup
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tbsp flour
1 cup pecans
1 (9”pie shell)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Place pecans in your favourite pie crust. (9”)
Pour filling over pecans and bake @375 for 35-40 mins or until set and crust golden.
Pick up your birch syrup here!
Berwyn Birch Syrup http://www.yukonbirch.ca/
Birch Place Farm http://www.birchplacefarm.com/
Boreal Birch Syrup http://www.birchsyrup.ca/Home.html
Moose Meadows Farm http://www.moosemeadowsfarm.ca/
Alaska Wild Harvest http://alaskabirchsyrup.com/