Desserts

Maple Pecan Squares

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.

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

Maple Pecan Squares

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.

Maple Pecan Squares - So addicting! They are a cross between a butter tart and pecan pie. Use real maple syrup if you can. It will make them taste so much better.

Cut a big square and serve with some vanilla ice cream for a fabulous fall dessert to end your meal.

Love maple syrup desserts? I have more to try! Check out my No-Churn Maple Pecan Ice Cream, Maple Coffee Milkshake, Maple Apple Pudding and Maple Syrup Bars.

What is your favourite maple syrup dessert?Maple Pecan Squares - So addicting! They are a cross between a butter tart and pecan pie. 


Yield: 12

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

Directions:

  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.



Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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