Maple Glazed Bacon and Chive Shortbread

Savoury-salty-sweet bacon shortbread squares with hints of chive and maple are delicious served alone as an appetizer or added to a cheese plate.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins
16 squares


  • ½ cup unsalted Gay Lea Butter, softened

  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar

  • Pinch salt

  • ½ cup chopped, crispy bacon

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons rice flour

  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup


  1. Grease an 8-inch (20 cm) square baking pan; reserve. In a large bowl, beat the butter with the sugar and salt using an electric mixer, for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.

  2. Add the bacon and chives; mix until evenly distributed. Combine the all purpose flour with the rice flour. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture; stir until just combined.

  3. Press the dough, in an even layer, into the prepared pan. Cover and chill for 30 minutes or until firm.

  4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C).

  5. Lightly score the dough with a knife into 16 squares (do not cut all the way through the dough). Brush the top with maple syrup.

  6. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until set and lightly golden. Immediately cut through the scored wedges. Transfer pan to a wire rack and cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

123 Calories
9g Fat
9g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 123
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 140mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 45mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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