4 lb. corned beef, desalted
1 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup bourbon (optional)
Roast corned beef brisket uncovered for 1/2 hour at 325
degrees (F). Reduce heat to 275, cover and bake for 2 hours. Uncover,
discard all liquid but 1/2 cup, and add the maple/bourbon. Bake for
an additional hour at 275, basting often. Serve the corned beef with
the maple on the side as a sauce.