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Maple Walnut Squares

Maple Walnut Squares

Maple Walnut Squares

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.


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