Maple walnut squares

I made these squares yesterday amidst studying for my clinical skills exam…

I’m enjoying 2nd year of medical school a lot as I learn to believe in my abilities. I find every block we go through fascinating in its own way and am pretty set on pursuing a career in academic medicine. This has nothing to do with maple or walnut or squares but I just wanted to write it down.

Here’s the good stuff:

Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold, unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • Filling:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
In a food processor, whisk the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the cubes of butter and pulse until the mixture combines. Stir in 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts. Pat this mixture evenly onto a prepared 8×8 pan. Bake at 350*F for about 20 minutes (until crust is golden and set). Whisk the filling ingredients together (except the walnuts). For the walnuts, place them on a baking sheet and toast for 5-10 minutes. Once crust is done, scatter nuts on top and pour the filling (rewhisked) on top. Bake for about 35 minutes at 350*F. Serve warm 🙂

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