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Maple Brown Sugar Apples for Toutons, Pancakes or Waffles

Maple Brown Sugar Apples for Toutons, Pancakes or Waffles. We love these on toutons at our house as a Canadian twist on a Newfoundland favourite. 

Maple Brown Sugar Apples close up photo shown with toutons

Toutons with Maple Brown Sugar Apples

Maple and Brown Sugar Apples with Toutons – a Canadian twist on a Newfoundland favourite, just in time for Pancake Night. Call ’em Confederation toutons.

Happy Pancake Day! Here in Newfoundland, as in many places, we celebrate mardi gras, or fat Tuesday by indulging in pancakes, usually for our supper meal.

When we were children, we would eat as many as possible to collect the coins my mother cooked inside the pancakes and many an eating contest ensued among 6 kids to see who would have the most pocket money the next day.

Maple Brown Sugar Apples wide shot shown on white plate served over toutons

Toutons with Maple Brown Sugar Apples

As traditional as pancakes are on this day, I can’t help but think that other delicious Newfoundland tradition, the touton, would be just as appropriate a feast item for this long celebrated day of indulgence.

To that end I offer up this suggestion to elevate your toutons to something special to enjoy with the family today. We served these at our weekend brunch last week to rave reviews.

Learn how to make Toutons here.

Newfoundland Toutons image with text

Newfoundland Toutons

Like this Maple Brown Sugar Apples recipe?

You’ll find many other great ideas like this in our Brunch Category and in our Newfoundland Inspired Recipes Category.

Maple Brown Sugar Apples photo with title text for Pinterest.

You may also want to try another of our very popular brunch ideas that also includes this Newfoundland favourite, Toutons Benedict. This is a particularly great weekend dish when you have leftovers from a baked ham dinner during the week.

Toutons Benedict image with title text

Toutons Benedict

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Updated October 2018 to include option for metric measurements and to provide nutritional information.

Toutons with Maple and Brown Sugar Apples
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine: Newfoundland
Keyword: apple, brown sugar, maple
Servings: 10 to 12 servings.
Calories: 162 kcal
Author: Barry C. Parsons
  • 6 medium sized apples
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon optional
  1. Peel and cut the apples into thick wedges.
  2. Melt butter in a large sauté pan. Add the brown sugar, maple syrup and cinnamon.
  3. Simmer until the syrup foams, then add the sliced apples and simmer until the apples are fork tender but not mushy.
  4. Spoon over the toutons and serve.
Recipe Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

sounds great, but what's a bouton, and how do you make it?

Barry C. Parsons

Wednesday 24th of October 2018

Just search "toutons" here and you'll find everything you need to know.

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