Ladies, if you have not tried this, all the reviews are true, on the link for the recipe. I served it to my card club last night, and they were thrilled with it. Another recipe cooks it in the crock pot, uncovered, for 3 1/2 to 4 hours, at the last stage, and I found that to be easy as you do not have to watch it for a half hour on the stove. I did not want to buy pure maple syrup, so I used pancake syrup and maple flavoring.
I'm sharing the recipe with them at the next meeting, as they requested.
Thanks, Jasonsmom for the link.