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Maple Pecan Bars are a delicious fall dessert that tastes like a portable pecan pie topped with a heavenly maple glaze!
Maple Pecan Bars
Are you a fan of dessert bars? What about pecan pie? Maple Pecan Bars taste like pecan pies topped with maple glaxe, cut into an easy to eat and serve bar form. Here’s how to make them.
- 8×8 baking pan
- parchment paper
- large mixing bowl
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- hand mixer
- medium saucepan
- cooling rack
Shortbread Crust Ingredients
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup plus ¼ cup flour
- 9 tbsp unsalted sweet cream butter
- ⅛ tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Pecan Pie Filling Ingredients
- 6 tbsp unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- ⅔ cup light brown sugar, packed
- ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
Maple Glaze Ingredients
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- ¾ tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp heavy whipping cream
- ½ cup chopped pecans
Maple Pecan Bars Instructions
Preheat the oven to 350 f.
Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.
Place the powdered sugar, flour, salt, vanilla and butter into a large bowl and beat together with a hand mixer until combined and the mixture looks like crumbs.
Mold the dough into a ball.
Press the dough into the baking dish to form a crust.
Bake the crust in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
Pecan Pie Filling Instructions
Place the butter brown sugar and maple syrup into a medium saucepan and combine over medium to high heat.
Stir the mixture until melted and the sugar is dissolved.
Bring to a slight boil and allow to boil for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and stir in the heavy whipping cream.
Fold in the chopped pecans.
Pour over the shortbread crust and spread evenly.
Bake in the oven for 30-40 or until the mixture is set.
Allow to cool to room temperature before moving into the fridge overnight.
Maple Glaze Instructions
Place the powdered sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and heavy whipping cream into a large mixing bowl and whisk together until combined and smooth.
Pour over the cooled bars.
Sprinkle the chopped pecans onto the bars.
Allow glaze to set for 1 hour before cutting.
Serve and enjoy!