Maple Walnut Squares

Maple syrup and walnuts go so well together – one of my favorite ice cream flavors is maple walnut. And they go equally well together in these tasty squares which combine a rich maple syrup and walnut topping with a shortbread base. Try them with a scoop of ice cream (maybe even maple walnut ice cream!) for dessert.

Maple Walnut Squares
 
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Shortbread base with a rich maple walnut topping layer.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 16
Ingredients
Base:
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
Topping:
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ⅔ cup walnut halves
Instructions
Base:
  1. Rub flour, brown sugar and butter together. Press into a 9 inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 5 minutes.
Topping:
  1. Combine sugar and maple syrup in a saucepan, simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Pour over beaten eggs, stirring well. Stir in butter, salt, vanilla and flour.
  2. Spread walnut halves evenly over base. Pour maple syrup mixture over walnuts. Bake at 450 degrees F. for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F. and bake for 20 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.

 

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