We’ve had a few very warm days here, it was too hot inside to turn the stove on! I was happy it cooled down a bit so I was able to bake these Walnut Pie Bars! These bars were so yummy, similar to pecan pie but maybe even a bit better! Sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup to make it a tiny bit healthier. If you like pecan pie you will definitely love these Walnut Pie Bars!!!
Walnut Pie Bars
For the bottom layer:
- 1 3/4 cups spelt flour
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3/4 cup cold butter
For the walnut layer:
- 2/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup spelt flour
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 maple syrup
- 2 cups roughly chopped walnuts
-Line a 9×13 baking pan with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 F.
-Mix the flour with the honey and the butter until it resembles fine crumbs. You can also use a food processor if you prefer.
-Press the crumb mixture evenly into the prepared baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until the edges are starting to brown. Remove from oven and pour on walnut topping while still hot.
–For the walnut topping:
-Mix together the flour and sugar well. Whisk in the Maple syrup, eggs, vanilla extract and salt. Let stand while bottom layer prebakes, stirring it occasionally.
-Mix in the walnuts and pour over the still hot prebaked bottom layer. Return the pan to the oven and bake for about 45 minutes, until filling is set.
-Let cool to room temperature, then place in the refrigerator for several hours before cutting into bars or squares.