Birch Syrup Pecan Squares

Birch Syrup Pecan Squares

AuthorJulie

Base:
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Topping:
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 large egg
2 Tbsp birch or maple syrup
1 cup whole or chopped pecans

1

Preheat the oven to 350F.

2

In a medium bowl, beat the butter and sugar together. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and blend until crumbly; press into the bottom of a parchment-lined 8x8-inch pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until very pale golden around the edges.

3

In the same bowl, stir together the brown sugar, butter, birch or maple syrup and pecans. Pour over the base and bake for 25-30 minutes, until bubbly on top. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into squares.

4

Makes 16 squares.

Ingredients

Base:
 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
 1/4 cup sugar
 1 cup all-purpose flour
 1/2 tsp baking powder
 1/4 tsp salt
Topping:
 1 cup packed brown sugar
 1/4 cup butter, melted
 1 large egg
 2 Tbsp birch or maple syrup
 1 cup whole or chopped pecans

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 350F.

2

In a medium bowl, beat the butter and sugar together. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and blend until crumbly; press into the bottom of a parchment-lined 8x8-inch pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until very pale golden around the edges.

3

In the same bowl, stir together the brown sugar, butter, birch or maple syrup and pecans. Pour over the base and bake for 25-30 minutes, until bubbly on top. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into squares.

4

Makes 16 squares.

Birch Syrup Pecan Squares
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