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pecan and maple bars

the crunchy pecans, smooth maple, & melt-in-your-mouth crust that make up these bars will make your Monday morning productive & inspiring!

(serves 6 & takes 45 min + overnight chilling)


½ cup + 3 tbsp unsalted butter

½ cup granulated sugar

1 large egg yolk

1½ cups all purpose flour

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup pure maple syrup

¼ cup whipping cream

1½ cups coarsely chopped pecans


1. preheat oven to 350°F. butter 9" x 9" cake pan. in a medium bowl, beat ½ cup butter, ¼ cup sugar, & egg yolk. add flour & salt. place dough in prepared pan with ½" on the sides. bake crust 20 minutes.

2. in a medium saucepan over high heat, combine maple syrup, ¼ cup sugar, cream, 3 tbsp butter. bring to boil for 30 seconds, stirring until butter melts. remove from heat & add nuts.

3. pour hot filling into crust. bake bars 15 minutes. cool to room temperature. cover & chill overnight. cut into bars & serve.


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