Maple Pecan Squares

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Another wonderful variation of a pecan dessert recipe will make fall in love with pecans just a little more. This Maple Pecan Squares recipe is a cross between a butter tart and pecan pie. They’re deliciously gooey and scented with the sweetness of maple syrup filling that is layered on top of a homemade buttery crust. It’s important to bake the crust long enough until its fully cooked. This step will help the squares set completely and take their solid shape. If you want you can sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on each square, it will give this dessert the ultimate kick of sweet and salty flavor. Overall, this is the kind of dessert recipe that you would want to have with the family members during the holidays or when you’re hosting a dinner for friends. You’ll know it when you get an instant liking from everyone. Just make sure that when you’re buying maple syrup, it has to be the real one. Easy dessert recipes are extremely convenient to make when you have an event planned at the last minute. If you do not have pecans, you can use walnuts, Brazil nuts or any other kind of nuts that are readily available in your kitchen.

Foods that have a glycemic index of 55 or below are considered to be low glycemic foods. Pure maple syrup has a glycemic index of 54 which is considerably low when compared to the glycemic index of refined white sugar which is 65 and honey which is 58. It is not advisable to eat copious amounts of maple syrup in the place of white sugar. Moderation is always to key to eating any food. Just make sure to buy pure maple syrup with no additive like corn syrup, sugar etc. Some brands in the market label themselves as “pancake” syrup which is usually caramelized sugar syrup and not maple syrup. It can be confusing when shopping for a maple syrup especially with products that brand themselves to make it look like maple syrup. Always be cautious of that and read the ingredient list at the back of the product. The nutrients found in maple syrup include protein, fat, carbohydrates, and sugars. As far as minerals go, it contains calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus sodium, potassium, and zinc. Vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and B6 are also found in maple syrup.

Since this dessert is quite gooey when it’s just out of the oven, you might have to let it set to room temperature before you can cut them into squares. Resist the temptation to cut them right away because there is a good chance these squares will fall apart if they’re still gooey. Although it’s not mandatory that you refrigerate them, they taste best when thoroughly chilled. Pecans are high in healthy unsaturated fat. It is has been proven that eating just a handful of pecans every day can lower “bad” cholesterol. Pecans are also loaded with more than 19 vitamins and minerals that include vitamins A, B, and E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.

This Ultra Nutty Pecan squares recipe is richer than most fun desserts with nuts and gets better each time you add a different crusts to it. Thank you to Stacie at the Simply Stacie recipe blog for sharing this delicious Maple Pecan Squares recipe with us. Do visit Stacie’s blog for more dessert recipes. These pecan squares are a foolproof dessert recipe that you can’t go wrong with, and anyone can make dessert recipes that are this easy to prepare. Enjoy them with family today!

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