Peaches ‘n Cream Gooey Bars
These bars are divine. I mean it. Peaches ‘n Cream Gooey Bars are a really ooey, gooey luscious cake-type bar that will make you salivate like Pavlov’s Dogs! These lovely dessert bars have a tasty crust layer that’s topped with a cream cheese filling and then covered with fresh peaches and a cinnamon-sugar mixture for the top. They are to die for!
I loved these scrumptious treats and I believe you will too. I based this recipe off my Blueberry Gooey Butter Cake recipe that I made as Christmas cookies back in 2012. The recipe is very similar. But instead of using fresh blueberries I substituted diced peaches. Then I added a cinnamon-sugar on top which the blueberry recipe didn’t have.
If you’ve been following my blog lately, you know that we’ve had a ton of peaches bearing on our fruit trees. I just finished making the last two of 40 different peach desserts today. It has been a whirlwind 10 days working eight-hour days as a baking machine! I have to admit I’m wiped out from baking and will be glad to get my life back a little! And for this season at least, all the peaches have finally been used up. I have so enjoyed making peach desserts for family, friends, and John’s co-workers.
A couple of weeks ago we were in New York City for a meeting with my husband’s company. It was my first time to visit NYC since I was a 7 year old girl–half a century ago! I have to admit I loved New York. Granted, we only visited Manhattan and Brooklyn but I really enjoyed everything about NYC.
We shopped in the ChinaTown area and took a city bus tour which was quite informative. We enjoyed a dinner cruise where we took lots of pictures of the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty. We also attended the Brooklyn Tabernacle twice. Wow, the music there was incredible. I loved the beautiful movie theatre they’ve refinished. It’s truly a work of art. The preaching was also incredible. If I lived in that area, I would attend there for sure.
Like I said, I loved New York City. While we were on the dinner cruise, John and I struck up a conversation with a work associate from his computer department. We were talking about all the fruit from our peach trees and wondering what we were going to do with it all.
That’s when Rusty brought up how much everyone out at John’s office always enjoyed our Christmas cookies each year. I told him I would make his department a peach dessert when we got back. That conversation got me to thinking. That’s when I got the inspiration to begin a baking frenzy and bake peach desserts for John’s co-workers, family and church friends. And when we got back to Texas that’s exactly what I did. Peaches ‘n Cream Gooey Bars was the dessert I made for Rusty and his department. I hear that everybody enjoyed this ooey, gooey dessert quite a bit.
If you enjoy gooey desserts, this peach one is marvelous. It’s great for any occasion, but it’s especially nice when fresh peaches are available which is mostly summer and fall, unless your area imports peaches from Chile or South America. While any fresh fruit would probably work on for this dessert, peaches sure give it a nice touch. It’s a treat your family is sure to enjoy especially if you like peachy desserts or sweet cream cheese desserts. All I can say is I was glad I sent this dessert in to work with John or I would have eaten ALL of it! 😉
Peaches ‘n Cream Gooey Bars are one of the most decadent desserts you’ll ever eat.
These lovely dessert bars are ooey and gooey and delicious.
Even though I baked these luscious bars over an hour they are still gooey on the inside.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients to make Peaches ‘n Cream Gooey Bars.
For the crust layer, place flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
Add a stick of melted butter and stir to combine.
Now and an egg and cream.
Combine ingredients again.
Spray a 9×13″ glass baking dish with cooking spray. Spread crust layer into prepared dish and press down firmly.
For the cream cheese layer: place softened cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, powdered sugar and butter. Add lemon juice and vanilla.
Cream ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth.
Pour cream cheese layer over top of crust layer and smooth the top.
Sprinkle diced peaches over top of cream cheese layer.
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
Bake at 350 for 65-70 minutes or until set. The topping in the middle should not be jiggly. Allow dessert to cool at least 30 minutes before sprinkling with powdered sugar. Cut into bars.
Peaches ‘n Cream Gooey Bars are delectable.
Peaches n’ Cream Gooey Bars are great for summer entertaining especially when peaches are in season. The cinnamon-sugar topping adds a crusty glaze on top of the peaches as it bakes into the bar.
Here’s the recipe.
PEACHES ‘N CREAM GOOEY BARS
(Recipe inspired from my Blueberry Gooey Butter Cake recipe)
- 2 1/2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream or milk
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 2 cups fresh diced peaches
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- Powdered sugar for garnish, if desired
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Make the crust by combining flour, 1 ½ cups sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
- Add 1 stick melted butter and stir to combine.
- Add the egg and milk and stir to fully incorporate.
- The mixture should be crumbly and evenly moistened.
- Evenly press the crust mixture into a greased or sprayed 9×13” baking dish.
- Pat down well so the ingredients adhere together well.
- Set aside while the topping is prepared.
- To prepare the topping, combine softened cream cheese, ¼ cup melted butter, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice and powdered sugar and mix with electric mixer until smooth.
- Pour topping over the prepared crust and spread to completely cover the crust.
- Prepare peaches.
- Spread the peaches over the top of the filling.
- Combine ¼ cup sugar and cinnamon and spread over top of the peaches.
- Bake at 350° for 65-70 minutes.
- The dessert is done when the topping is set in the middle and not jiggly.
- Remove the dish from the oven and cool at least 30 minutes.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
- Cut into bars.
- Refrigerate leftovers.
Don’t you want to sample one of these Peaches ‘n Cream Gooey Bars?
This lovely dessert is great for company.
All I can tell you is these Peaches ‘n Cream Gooey Bars tasted as spectacular as they looked!