Some foods just seem to evoke the smell, taste, and feel of chilly weather.

A delicious beverage or dessert can be enhanced with the flavor of maple. For example, chef Megan Miller, of Baker Miller in Chicago, recommends the crisp, fresh taste of Homemade Maple Cream Soda as a beverage that pairs perfectly with the smoky kick of Stacy’s® Fire Roasted Jalapeno Pita Chips.

For a sweet treat, chef Joanne Chang, of Flour in Boston, suggests New England Maple Apple Dip. This dip delivers the flavors of the season with maple syrup, fresh apples, and cinnamon as another delectable accompaniment to pita chips.

By combining these seasonal ingredients, you can create delicious pairings and mouthwatering desserts. Find more chef selections and featured pairings at


New England Maple Apple Dip

Prep time: 5 minutes

Servings: 6

1 cup cream cheese

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Pinch of salt

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

2 apples, peeled and chopped into 1/4-inch cubes

Stacy’s Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips or Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips


Using food processor, blend cream cheese with maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt until smooth.

Fold Greek yogurt into cream cheese mixture; mix in apples.

Serve with pita chips.



Homemade Maple Cream Soda

Prep time: 1 minute

Servings: 1

1/2 ounce maple syrup

1 tablespoon warm water

Ice cubes

6 ounces sparkling water

Orange or lemon, for garnish

Stacy’s Fire Roasted Jalapeno Pita Chips


Stir maple syrup in warm water to dissolve.

Add ice and sparkling water; stir and garnish with orange or lemon. Serve with pita chips.


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