Okay, I have a doozy of a recipe for you today–Peach Squares. The title isn’t very fancy, but these are one of the moistest, most delectable desserts you’ll ever eat. They actually taste better the second day after the flavors have mingled for awhile. In addition to the peaches, these use Greek yogurt or sour cream to keep them moist. While I used Sucanat, brown sugar would be the normal replacement for a sweetener. Walnuts add crunch and cinnamon adds zest for one snappy bar-type cookie that’s oh, so satisfying.
I’ve been going back through a lot of my apple recipes to see how I can use up my abundance of peaches. Without exception almost any recipe that I’ve used apples in, peaches can be substituted without a hitch. In fact, if you love peaches as much as I do (my favorite fruit), then you will probably like the peach versions better!
Apple Squares have always been one of our favorite recipes over the years. I found it on the Internet back in the very early 90s when I was hunting for a recipe to use up apples we had picked at a nearby orchard. Our kids always loved this recipe. Peach Squares are no different–they are just as mouthwatering. This recipe does have a few different steps to it, but it’s not overly involved or difficult to make. Plus, you get the luscious taste of fresh peaches in every bite. While you can easily add an icing on top, I’ve always served these with powdered sugar sprinkled over them.
If you’re looking for a scrumptious brownie-type cookie that uses peaches, then Peach Squares is the dessert for you! Be prepared to make more than one batch! This delightful cookie will go like hot cakes!
Peach Squares just melt in your mouth!
Peach Squares are great treats for tailgating parties in early fall when peaches are still in season.
Prepare yourself for a culinary delight! 🙂
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Place flour and brown sugar (or Sucanat) in a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Add melted butter and stir again.
Stir ingredients to combine. Measure 2 3/4 cups walnut mixture and place in the bottom of a greased 9×13″ glass baking dish.
To remaining walnut mixture, add peaches, sour cream or Greek yogurt, egg, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and vanilla.
Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
Spread peach mixture over top of bottom crust layer.
Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Allow bars to cool completely. Sprinkle heavily with powdered sugar before cutting.
Peach Squares are actually better if they are allowed to sit 24 hours before serving, but who can wait that long??? 🙂
If you love peaches you’ll love this dessert.
Here’s the recipe.
(Recipe inspired from my Apple Squares)
- 2 cups Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 2 cups brown sugar or Sucanat
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. kosher or sea salt
- 1 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2 cups peaches, peeled and finely chopped
- powdered sugar to sprinkle over top
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Combine flour, brown sugar (or Sucanat) and butter with a wooden spoon until well combined.
- Mixture will resemble very fine crumbs.
- Stir in nuts.
- Place 2 ¾ cups of crumb mixture in bottom of a greased 9×13” baking dish.
- Press down firmly.
- Add remaining ingredients to remaining crumb mixture and stir to combine.
- Spoon batter evenly over crumb base in dish.
- Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool before cutting.
- Best if you let wait 24 hours before cutting.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar before cutting.
- Store loosely covered.
Every bite of Peach Squares will have you drooling!
Peaches taste divine served this way!