Peach Crumb Bars

Oh my goodness, Peach Crumb Bars are heavenly! No kidding. These luscious bars have a tasty crust, with a wonderful peach filling, topped with a streusel topping and cinnamon sugar for added emphasis. I loved these bars and thought they were sensational! Thankfully, I packed these scrumptious bars away in our freezer for give-aways or I would have polished off the whole lot of them! Yes, I have a huge sweet tooth.

Many of you know that I’ve been trying to find creative ways to use up bushels and bushels of peaches from the six fruit-bearing peach trees in our back yard. I’ve scoured through my own favorite recipes looking for ingenious ways to either add peaches or replace whatever fruit or chip that was in them to begin with. I’ve also hunted and hunted on Pinterest and have made all kinds of recipes from my finds there as well. I love it when a recipe turns out the way it’s supposed to. And, just like you, I’m disappointed when one doesn’t deliver even though the pictures look so appetizing. Well, Peach Crumb Bars deliver! And then some.

Peach Crumb Bars have it all. The crust is excellent, the homemade peach filling is even better, and I loved the added touch of streusel and cinnamon-sugar on top. They are ooey and gooey, but that’s what makes them so terrific in the first place. There aren’t too many better ways to use up an abundance of peaches than by this recipe. I guarantee your family and friends will love these wonderful bar-type cookies.

If you’re looking for a great summer dessert for backyard barbecues, entertaining with friends, baby or wedding showers, tailgating parties, or just for your own family dinners, then you need to put Peach Crumb Bars on your menu. You will have everyone talking about this delicious dessert–and fighting for the crumbs! While this tasty cookie has a few more steps than many cookie recipes, the work will be worth it. You will end up with very happy campers in your family. 🙂

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Peach Crumb Bars have a heavenly taste. 😉

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I loved the cinnamon-sugar streusel topping on these dessert bars.

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Every bite is loaded with peaches.

 

Here’s what I did.

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These are the ingredients I used to make the peach filling.

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Peel and finely dice peaches. Add lemon juice and sprinkle it over the top of the peaches. Set aside.

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Place sugar, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour in a mixing bowl. (Bleached flour toughens baked goods). Stir ingredients to combine.

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Add flour mixture to peaches. 

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Stir filling ingredients to combine. Set aside.

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I used these ingredients to make the crust layer and the streusel topping.

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Place UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour in a mixing bowl. (Bleached flour toughens baked goods). Add 1 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon. Stir ingredients to combine.

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Cut in butter with a pastry blender until coarse crumbs form.

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Whisk eggs in a small bowl. Add vanilla and stir together.

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Add egg and vanilla mixture to crumb mixture.

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Stir ingredients well.

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Pat HALF of the crumb mixture into a greased 9×13″ glass baking dish. (Reserve remaining crumbs for topping).

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Pour peach filling over top of the crust layer.

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Sprinkle remaining crumbs over top of the peach filling. Combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Stir well. Sprinkle over top of streusel topping until the entire dish is well covered.

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Bake at 375 for 45-60 minutes or until top is golden brown and peach syrup begins to bubble up around the edges. Cool before cutting into bars.

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Peach Crumb Bars are sensational. 

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We loved these ooey, gooey dessert bars.

 

Here’s the recipe.

PEACH CRUMB BARS

(Recipe adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod; source: adapted from Brown-Eyed Baker)

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Spectacular dessert bar with a shortbread crust layer, a peach filling layer spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, a streusel topping and cinnamon-sugar on top. Amazing.
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Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
PEACH FILLING:
CRUST AND STREUSEL TOPPING:
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
PEACH FILLING:
CRUST AND STREUSEL TOPPING:
Peach Crumb Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | lovely layered bars with a #shortbread crust, #peach filling and a #streusel and #cinnamon-sugar topping. #cookie #dessert
Instructions
PEACH FILLING:
  1. Peel, pit and finely dice fresh peaches.
  2. Place the diced peaches in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with the lemon juice.
  3. Toss gently to combine.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir flour, cornstarch, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and combine.
  5. Pour dry ingredient mixture over the peaches and stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
  6. Set aside.
CRUST AND STREUSEL TOPPING:
  1. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, and ¼ tsp. cinnamon.
  2. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until butter is mixed in and coarse crumbs have formed.
  3. Stir the vanilla and beaten egg together.
  4. Add into the flour and butter mixture and combine.
  5. Mixture will be crumbly.
  6. Pat half of the crust ingredients into the prepared baking dish.
  7. Spread the peach mixture evenly over the bottom crust.
  8. Crumble the remaining crust ingredients over the peach layer as a streusel topping.
  9. Combine ¼ cup granulated sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon.
  10. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over top of streusel topping.
  11. Bake at 375° for 45-60 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and peach juice starts to bubble up around the edges.
  12. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
Recipe Notes
Recipe source: adapted from Brown-Eyed Baker.

 

[b]Peach Crumb Bars[/b]
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/peach-crumb-bars/” target=”_blank” title=”peach crumb bars”]Two Peas and Their Pod[/url]; source: adapted from [url href=”http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2009/09/25/peach-crumb-bars/” target=”_blank” title=”peach crumb bars”]Brown-Eyed Baker[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 24
Spectacular dessert bar with a shortbread crust layer, a peach filling layer spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, a streusel topping and cinnamon-sugar on top. Amazing.
Ingredients
  • [b]PEACH FILLING:[/b][br]
  • 5 cups finely diced peeled peaches
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • ½ cup UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg[br]
  • [b]CRUST AND STREUSEL TOPPING:[/b][br]
  • 3 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
Instructions
[b]PEACH FILLING:[/b][br]
  1. Peel, pit and finely dice fresh peaches.
  2. Place the diced peaches in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with the lemon juice.
  3. Toss gently to combine.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir flour, cornstarch, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and combine.
  5. Pour dry ingredient mixture over the peaches and stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
  6. Set aside.[br]
[b]CRUST AND STREUSEL TOPPING:[/b][br]
  1. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, and ¼ tsp. cinnamon.
  2. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until butter is mixed in and coarse crumbs have formed.
  3. Stir the vanilla and beaten egg together.
  4. Add into the flour and butter mixture and combine.
  5. Mixture will be crumbly.
  6. Pat half of the crust ingredients into the prepared baking dish.
  7. Spread the peach mixture evenly over the bottom crust.
  8. Crumble the remaining crust ingredients over the peach layer as a streusel topping.
  9. Combine ¼ cup granulated sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon.
  10. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over top of streusel topping.
  11. Bake at 375° for 45-60 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and peach juice starts to bubble up around the edges.
  12. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

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Your family will love sinking their teeth into these lovely Peach Crumb Bars. We sure did.

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4 Replies to "Peach Crumb Bars"

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    Dottie August 29, 2015 (9:23 am)

    I just made your Peach Crumb Bars and put them in the oven to bake. I noticed that there was a lot of liquid at the bottom of my bowl when I went to put the diced peach mixture into the pan (onto the bottom layer of crumbs). Should I have put this liquid on that first layer of crumbs (along with the peaches)? I was afraid that all that liquid would make the crumbs mushy, so I used a slotted spoon to scoop the peaches out of my bowl and onto the bottom layer of crumbs. I then followed the peaches with the top layer of crumbs, the cinnamon sugar mixture, and placed it in the oven. I poured the liquid that was left at the bottom of my peach mixture bowl down the drain. I felt so wasteful! Did anyone have so much liquid at the bottom of their peach mixture bowl? Did you pour it all in with the peaches or put it aside? I am anxious to see if my Peach Crumb Bars turn out okay (since I did not add all that liquid). Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated! -Another Person Who Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen (But Doesn’t Have Much Experience Baking) :0)

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      Teresa August 30, 2015 (11:03 pm)

      Hi, Dottie. I really don’t remember having tons of liquid at the bottom of the bowl when I made these. While you need a little bit to keep the bars moist, too much may cause the bottom to be mushy as you said. Did you allow the peaches to sit very long before adding the other ingredients? Sometimes, that’s what happens when I bake pies – the berries or fruit when mixed with the sugar will produce a good amount of liquid. How did yours turn out? If mine had gotten really soupy like yours, I probably would have done the same thing and drain some of the liquid out of the peaches. I hope they turned out well for you. These were some of my favorite bars from last summer.

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