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Faster than anything requiring a pastry crust, and perfect for socially distanced porch drop-offs, this salted maple squares recipe is truly bar none.
, (140 g)
, (35 g)
, (70 g)
, such as Farm Boy
- Position rack in centre of oven and preheat to 400F. Line an 8 × 8-in. baking pan with parchment, leaving overhang on all sides.
- Crust: Whirl 1 cup flour with 3 tbsp brown sugar and 1⁄8 tsp salt in a food processor until combined. Add cubed butter and continue whirling until dough clumps together, about 1 min. Sprinkle evenly over bottom of prepared pan, then firmly press down. Bake until light golden, 20 min.
- Filling: Meanwhile, whirl 1/3 cup brown sugar with maple sugar and 1 tbsp flour in same food processor until combined. (No need to clean it first.) Add cream, maple syrup and eggs. Whirl until smooth.
- Remove pan from oven and set on a heatproof surface. Pour maple mixture over hot crust. Return to oven and bake for 10 min. Remove pan from oven and set on a heatproof surface. Reduce oven temperature to 300F. Sprinkle flaked sea salt over maple filling.
- Return to oven and bake until top is slightly cracked and no longer jiggly, 30 to 35 min. Transfer to a rack and cool completely, about 1 hr. Refrigerate for at least 2 hr to set filling.
- Cut into 16 squares. Squares can be refrigerated in a sealed container for up to 5 days.
Nutrition (per serving)
- 2 g,
- 26 g,
- 9 g,
- 140 mg.
Maple sugar is available in fine or coarse granules or flakes, which can affect the cup measurement. Weighing the maple sugar will give you the most accurate results.