Maple Squares with Walnuts
Serve these chewy dessert squares, known in Quebec as Carré Érable et Noix, in shallow bowls, with a pitcher of cream to be poured over the top. This recipe first appeared in The Sweet Life, a story about Quebec's second-largest maple syrup-producing region, Bas-St-Laurent.
Enlarge Image Credit: Todd ColemanSERVES 8–10
INGREDIENTS8 tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed and chilled, plus more for pan
1 cup plus 2 tbsp. flour, plus more for pan
1/4 cup plus 2/3 cup maple sugar
1 cup maple syrup
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
INSTRUCTIONS1. Heat oven to 350°. Butter and flour an 8" square baking pan; set aside.
2. In a food processor, process butter, 1 cup flour, and 1/4 cup maple sugar until combined; transfer to pan and press evenly into bottom. Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
3. Whisk remaining flour and maple sugar with maple syrup, walnuts, salt, and eggs in a bowl; pour over baked crust. Bake until filling is golden brown and set, 30 to 35 minutes.