This syrup is no way supposed to replace pure maple syrup. I used this syrup when my children were young. They had no idea what real maple syrup tasted like and all they wanted to do was make that toaster waffle swim in syrup. This is similar to other name brand bottled syrups, but it is a fraction of the cost.
3 cups water
3 cups granulated sugar 3 cups brown sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1 tbsp lemon juice, bottled or fresh
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp maple flavouring
Combine first 4 ingredients in large saucepan. Stir on medium-high until it boils. Remove from heat.
Add lemon juice, vanilla and maple flavouring. Stir. At this point you can either fill hot sterilized jars to within 1/4 of top and seal. Or, I just put it into clean 1L bottles and store in the refrigerator.
Makes 3 1/2 pints or 2L.