Maple Pecan Squares

Maple Pecan Squares - So addicting! They are a cross between a butter tart and pecan pie.

Maple Pecan Squares - So addicting! They are a cross between a butter tart and pecan pie.


Ingredients
base
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

filling
  • 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

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. 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.
  3. In a small saucepan, bring sugar and maple syrup to a boil. Remove from heat. Cool slightly.
  4. In a large bowl, add beaten eggs. Pour syrup mixture into eggs, stirring constantly. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  5. Pour syrup mixture over partially baked crust. Bake at 450F for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350F and bake for 20 minutes longer.
  6. Cool. Cut into squares.