Maple Butter Pecan Shortbread

Maple Butter Pecan Shortbread

The pecan bars you've been waiting for: a butter crust with pecan pie-like topping.

15 min. prep time
25 bars
353 Ratings



1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour


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


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine butter and 1/3 cup brown sugar in small bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture forms a dough. Press evenly into ungreased 8-inch square baking pan. Prick with fork. Bake 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 12-16 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately run knife around edges to loosen. Cool completely. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 100

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 45mg

Carbohydrates: 12g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #10942©1999Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

My favorite cookie of all time. Delicious.
Super easy and extremely tasty ! Have baked it numerous times everyone loves them!!!!
Simple, tasty...definitely worth making over and over and over again!
This is a great and easy recipe. The shortbread crust is wonderful and so is the topping. It's a great way to have pecan pie without having a whole slice of pie, although if you are not careful you can eat more than what would be a piece of pie! I will be making this again and again.

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