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Peach Crumb Bars

Buttery, crumbly vanilla dough sandwiching a fresh peach filling. Part pie, part crisp, part cobbler - these Peach Crumb Bars are a summer dessert that everyone goes crazy for!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 238kcal

Ingredients

Crust and Topping

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds optional

Filling:

  • 5 cups sliced peeled peaches approx 6-7 peaches, sliced thin
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • juice of 1 small lemon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13 pan with foil or parchment, and spray with non-stick spray.

Crust and Topping:

  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine granulated sugar, baking powder, flour, and salt. Add butter, egg, vanilla, and almond extract. Beat on low speed until the butter is evenly distributed in small pieces and the mixture is crumbly.
  • Dump a little more than half of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Use your hand or the bottom of a measuring cup to evenly press the dough into the pan. Stir sliced almonds into the reserved mixture (for topping).

Filling:

  • Gently stir together all ingredients until combined.
  • Spread the peaches evenly over the crust, then crumble the reserved dough over the top of the peaches.
  • Bake for approximately 40 minutes, until the top is light golden brown, and the peach juices are bubbling. Transfer pan to a rack to cool before cutting into squares. I like to store these in the fridge. They can also be frozen.

Notes

How to peel a peach:
  1. Drop the peaches into a pot of boiling water for about 15-20 seconds.
  2. Remove with a slotted spoon and place into a large bowl of ice water.
  3. Once the peaches have cooled (this happens quickly), you should be able to peel the skin right off using your fingers.
If you'd like to drizzle the bars with icing: whisk together ¼ cup powdered sugar with a splash of milk and a drop of vanilla extract. Adjust to get your desired consistency by adding more sugar or milk.

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.1mg