Maple Nut Bars

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon flour
1/3 cup plus 1/2 cup maple sugar
1/2 cup softened butter, plus extra for pan
3/4 cup maple syrup
1 large egg, beaten
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped almonds, pecans, or walnuts

Instructions

Heat oven to 350°. Make the crust first: Whisk together 1-½ cups flour and ⅓ cup maple sugar; then cut in softened butter. Using a standing mixer, or a fork if you’re working by hand, blend until the mixture resembles coarse meal, dry and crumbly. Press the mixture into the bottom of a greased 8- or 9-inch square pan. Bake 15 minutes.

To make the topping, combine ¾ cup maple syrup, ½ cup maple sugar, beaten egg, melted butter, cream, vanilla, 1 tablespoon flour, and salt. Beat well; then stir in nuts. Pour batter carefully over half-baked crust.

Return crust and topping to the oven. Bake until set, about 35 minutes. Cut into small bars and remove from pan to cool.

Yield: 

16 bars

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