As we all know I am a maple lover, so when I saw this recipe using maple syrup and I had some pecans leftover from the vegan cookies, I figured it was only right that I make them:).
Maple Pecan Shortbread Squares
You will need:
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1 egg
- additional 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Bake the shortbread until golden brown, about 20 minutes. While the shortbread is baking, beat the egg in a mixing bowl along with other 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, 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately run a knife around the edges to prevent sticking.
Cool completely and then cut into 1 inch squares to serve.