I used some high quality syrup and everyone enjoyed them. I used dried sage and fresh thyme. Will definitely make again. They did take longer to cook than recommended though - I did 5 minutes on each side.
I followed this recipe exactly, using good quality Plainville ground turkey and locally-raised Berkshire ground pork. I thought the inclusion of maple syrup might be interesting, but the flavor overshadowed everything else. It needed more rosemary, thyme and salt, and I couldn't even taste the garlic. "What kind of sausage is this??" my husband asked as it was obviously different from my usual recipe. I liked the texture from the blend of pork and turkey (although it was much fattier) but if I make this again I'll reduce or omit the syrup and bump up the herbs.