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Main Course, Meat

Braised Corned Beef with Maple

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

2 hr


4 servings


  • 4 pounds premium corned-beef, desalted
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup bourbon (optional)


  1. Place desalted brisket on rack in roasting pan and bake at 325°F uncovered for half an hour.
  2. Reduce heat to 275°F, cover, and bake 2 hours. Uncover, discard all but 1/2 cup liquid, add maple (and bourbon), and continue baking and basting frequently for 1 hour more.
  3. Save liquid as table sauce.


Courtesy of the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association –