Walnut Squares with Cream Cheese Icing

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

This recipe of French origin from Laura Calder and her cookbook "Dinner Chez Moi: The Fine Art of Feeding Friends".

These are rich and so delicious! Try one!


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Serves:

16 servings

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

BASE:

1 c
flour
2 Tbsp
brown sugar
1/2 c
butter,softened

FILLING:

1 c
walnuts, chopped
1 c
brown sugar
1/2 c
unsweetened coconut
2 Tbsp
flour
2 large
eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp
vanilla

ICING:

4 oz
cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 c
butter, at room temperature
3/4 c
melted white chocolate (6 oz.)
1/4 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
lemon juice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Lightly grease a 9-inch square cake pan. Set aside. Preheat oven to 325^.
Base:
Work together the ingredients for the base in a food processor, to make fine crumbs.
Press into the prepared baking pan and bake for about 15 minutes. Test with tooth pick.
2
Filling:
Stir together the filling ingredients.
When the base comes out of the oven, spread this over top, return to the oven, and bake until set, about 25 minutes. Cool completely on a rack.
3
Icing:
Beat the cream cheese, butter and melted chocolate until smooth. Gradually beat in the powdered sugar, and lastly the lemon juice. Chill until spreadable, about 10 minutes.
Spread the icing over the cooled walnut filling and cut into diamonds.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom