Bars: Maple Butter Pecan Shortbread

posted by Linda in MO 03-14-103 9:10 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Maple Butter Pecan Shortbread
Recipe By : land o lakes
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Bar Cookies
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/2 cup LAND O LAKESŪ Butter -- softened
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour

Topping Ingredients:
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 egg
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine butter and 1/3 cup brown sugar in small mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes). Reduce speed to low; add flour. Beat, scraping bowl often, until mixture forms a dough (2 to 3 minutes). Press evenly into ungreased 8-inch square baking pan. Prick with fork. Bake for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine 1/3 cup brown sugar, maple syrup and egg in small bowl; mix well.
Spread topping over hot, partially baked shortbread; sprinkle with pecans. Continue baking for 12 to 16 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately run knife around edges to loosen. Cool completely. Cut into bars.

Ingredient Substitution Index
Yield: 25 bars

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)
Calories: 100
Protein: 1 g
Carbohydrate: 12 g
Fat: 6 g
Cholesterol: 20 mg
Sodium: 45 mg
Fiber: 0 g

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