Maple Syrup Butter Tart Squares


  • Prep Time20 mins
  • Total Time1 hr 20 mins
  • Makes16 squares
Maple Syrup Butter Tart Squares

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Up your butter tart game from circle to square with this maple-infused update on the Canadian classic.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed


  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup 35% cream

  • ⅓ cup maple syrup

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted


  • Position rack in bottom third of oven. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly oil an 8 × 8-in. baking dish, then line with overhanging parchment.

  • Whirl flour with granulated sugar and salt in a food processor until combined. Add cubed butter and continue whirling until a ball forms, 1 min. Press dough firmly into an even layer in prepared dish.

  • Whisk brown sugar with eggs in a large bowl. Stir in cream, maple syrup and melted butter. Pour over dough.

  • Bake in bottom third of oven until filling is puffed, about 1 hour. Transfer to a rack to cool completely, about 2 hours.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 280, Protein 3g, Carbohydrates 33g, Fat 16g, Sodium 89mg.

This article was originally published on Nov 05, 2017

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