These Maple Pecan Squares are addicting! They are a cross between a butter tart and pecan pie, two of my absolute favourite desserts! The addition of maple syrup adds a mouthwatering flavour. They are ooey gooey YUM! Prepare to lick your fingers.
The base is crumbly sweet mixture of flour, brown sugar and butter. It’s baked for a few minutes before you add the highlight of the recipe, the filling. Then it goes back in the oven to bake again.
In a large bowl, add flour, brown sugar and butter. Rub mixture with clean hands until combined and crumbled. Press into a greased 9-inch square baking pan. Bake for 5 minutes at 350F. Set aside to cool.
In a small saucepan, bring sugar and maple syrup to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
1 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup pecan halves
2 tbsp flour
1 cup maple syrup
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and butter together. Rub mixture with clean hands until combined and crumbly. Press into a greased 9-inch square baking pan. Bake for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
In a small saucepan, bring sugar and maple syrup to a boil. Remove from heat. Cool slightly.
In a large bowl, add beaten eggs. Pour syrup mixture into eggs, stirring constantly. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Pour syrup mixture over partially baked crust. Bake at 450F for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350F and bake for 20 minutes longer.
Cool. Cut into squares.
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