Peach Cobbler Bars
Peach Cobbler Bars will have you drooling over every bite! Here is another delicious peach recipe that tastes like Peach Cobbler but in cookie form! It has a tasty lemony crust and streusel and a lovely peach pie filling that’s so delectable. The combination of lemon with all the other ingredients was really spectacular and added a zest to this recipe that many peach desserts don’t usually have. The lemon wasn’t overwhelming, let me assure you, it was subtle, but just right. Every bite was chewy with a delicious cobbler texture.
I know by now you think I’ve gone off the deep end with peach recipes. Well, I really had a LOT of peaches to use up, so as I’ve stated in previous posts, I baked night and day for about three weeks total trying to use up all of our peaches. This one got stashed in the freezer so it could be given to friends when John is out visiting. Otherwise, I would have consumed all of it myself. Yikes. Yes, it’s delicious, but I don’t need 24 pieces!
If you want a scrumptious dessert to try out on company, this one is marvelous. The only time consuming part is paring and dicing up the peaches. The rest goes pretty quickly. I highly recommend you get yourself to the store and pick up some peaches now while they are still in season and easy to find. Then make this recipe. You don’t need an excuse. Just make it! But I warn you in advance, Peach Cobbler Bars are addictive. And, be careful, you may end up with food fights at your house as everyone elbows each other for the last piece! 🙂
Peach Cobbler Bars are terrific. They taste like eating Peach Cobbler in cookie form!
Peach Cobbler Bars will make you drool.
Don’t you just want to eat one of these great bars right now? These lovely cookies dissolve in your mouth!
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients to make the crust, peach cobbler filling, and streusel topping.
Make crust: Place UNBLEACHED flour in a mixing bowl. (Bleached flour toughens baked goods). Add 1 cup sugar, baking soda, salt, egg yolks, lemon zest and lemon juice. Stir to combine.
Cut in butter with a pastry blender.
Blend with pastry blender until well combined and coarse crumbs appear.
Press half of the crust mixture into the bottom of a greased 9×13″ baking dish.
In a large mixing bowl, add peaches, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch and lemon juice.
Stir mixture to combine. Allow peaches to absorb mixture for 5 minutes.
Place peach filling over top of crust layer.
Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over top of peach layer.
Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until golden.
Peach Cobbler Bars are great for entertaining. If you can’t find fresh peaches, you can probably use frozen or canned in a pinch.
The light lemony fragrance in Peach Cobbler Bars works so well with this recipe.
Here’s the recipe.
PEACH COBBLER BARS
(Recipe adapted from One Sweet Appetite)
- 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided use
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 3 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 stick unsalted butter, chilled
- ¾ tbsp. lemon zest
- 1 ½ tbsp. lemon juice, divided use
- 5 cups peeled and finely diced peaches
- 4 tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- Combine 1 cup sugar, baking powder, flour and salt in a mixing bowl.
- Add yolks, lemon zest and ¾ tbsp. lemon juice.
- Cut in butter with a pastry blender until coarse crumbs form.
- Press half of the mixture into the bottom of a greased 9×13” baking dish.
- Place peaches, remaining half cup sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and ¾ tbsp. lemon juice in a small bowl.
- Stir to combine.
- Allow peaches to sit for 5 minutes.
- Layer peaches over top of crust layer.
- Sprinkle remaining crust mixture over top of peaches.
- Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until golden.
- Cool completely.
- Cut into bars.
Seriously, these dessert bars are mouthwatering. You better make up a batch soon while peaches are still in season.
Peach Cobbler Bars will have your family raving over this spectacular dessert!