An easy way to make a traditional Canadian treat, these squares have a rich caramel taste with a gooey, chewy texture.
Keyword butter tarts, squares
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
9 x 9 inch baking pan
1 ¼cupall purpose flour
⅓cupbrown sugar, packed
½cupbutter, chilled and cut into small pieces (one stick)
1cupbrown sugar, packed
¼cupall purpose flour
½cupchopped walnuts(could substitue pecans)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set aside a 9 x 9 ungreased baking pan.
To prepare the bottom layer, whisk together the 1 1/4 cup flour and 1/3 cup of brown sugar. Cut in the chilled butter cubes using a pastry knife or two butter knives. Alternatively, you could pulse this mixture in a food processor until crumbly. Press into the bottom of the pan and bake for 10 minutes. Cool slighly on wire rack.
To prepare the top layer, beat together the 1 cup of brown sugar and eggs, until light and thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in the 1/4 cup of flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined. Fold in the raisins and walnuts.
Pour top layer over bottom layer and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the center of the squares is almost firm. Cool completely before cutting into squares.
These tasty treats are a great make ahead dessert and can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to a week in advance.
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