Maple Pecan Shortbread Squares

Maple syrup, pecans, and shortbread….what could go wrong with this next recipe? 🙂 This is once again another recipe from allrecipes.com. My husband loves pecan pie, but I really only make it during the holidays. This recipe looks like a good everyday ‘pecan pie’ substitute!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

 

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine the flour and 1/3 cup brown sugar in a mixer. Mix in the softened butter until a dough has formed. Press into an ungreased 8×8-inch baking dish, and prick with a fork.
  3. Bake the shortbread in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes. While the shortbread is baking, beat the egg in a mixing bowl along with 1/3 cup brown sugar, maple syrup, and pecans. Pour the pecan mixture over the hot crust, and return to the oven. Continue baking until firmed, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, and immediately run a knife around the edges to prevent sticking. Cool completely, then cut into 1-inch squares to serve.

So, basically these turned out amazing. A shortbread crust with a chewy maple and pecan top. Of course these do not taste exactly like a piece of pecan pie, but they are just as good!

 

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March 21, 2011. Desserts.

One Comment

  1. Mike replied:

    It was good!

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