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Maple Walnut Squares

Maple Walnut Squares

Maple Walnut Squares

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Maple Walnut Squares
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Course: BarsDifficulty: Medium



A shortbread base with a maple and walnut topping reminiscent of a pecan pie.


  • For the crust:
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine

  • For the filling:
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 1 cup maple syrup

  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • Make the crust:
  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Greas a 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking pan. Combine flour and sugar, cut in butter until crumbly. Press into bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes; let cool.
  • Make the filling:
  • Combine brown sugar and maple syrup in small saucepan, simmer 5 minutes and allow to cool slightly. Place beaten eggs in a mixing bowl; slowly pour syrup over beaten eggs, stirring constantly. Stir in vanilla, flour and salt. Pour over baked crust. Sprinkle walnuts over top. Bake in a 350 oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack, cut in 1-3/4″ squares.


  • Posted by Phyllis,CA to the now-defunct Holiday Cookie Club at Epicurious.com. Phyllis added: “I have also won blue ribbon at county fair. They are great. Enjoy!”


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(example: Sue in LA)

These are my favorite cookies! They are SO DANG GOOD! My family already ate the whole and. I'm going to make another but switch out the walnuts with pistachios and see how that goes. My family has celiac. I make the crust gluten free. I just switch the flour to: 1/2 cup GF oat flour, 1/2 cup rice flour, and 1/2 cup tapioca starch instead on the 1 1/2 cups wheat flour.
- Meredith, Burnsville, NC

very good
- A Baker

This is a very easy recipe! I brought some of these to work and everyone loved them! These are very yummy bar cookies. Coming from a maple syrup state, real syrup is a must in this recipe.
- Lisa in VT
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