Peach Crumb Bars

08.03.2012

Peach cobbler meet sugar cookies meets crumb cake to create one delicious Peach Crumb Bar. These summer inspired dessert bars are loaded with fresh, sweetly spiced, juicy peaches and will quickly remind you of your favorite peach cobbler. Their texture is soft yet crumbly, moist (thanks to all the juice from the peaches) and slightly cake-y. I would highly recommend eating them warm because it’s like peach pie or cobbler, it’s just not near as good cold. These are excellent when paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream but they are also amazing all on their own. Enjoy! Oh, and you’re going to want that corner piece =), it’s my favorite.

Peach Crumb Bars

Yield: 24 bars

Peach Crumb Bars

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups peaches, peeled, pitted and diced (about 8 small peaches, use firm but ripe)
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest (optional)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup salted butter, cold and diced into cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp Turbinado sugar (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together 3/4 cup granulated sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. In a large mixing bowl, toss peaches with orange juice and optional orange zest. Sprinkle sugar mixture over peach mixture and toss to evenly coat, set aside.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut butter into flour mixture with a fork or pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, sour cream and vanilla extract. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture and stir until well combine. Add in remaining 1 cup granulated sugar and stir until combine. Spread and press half of crumb mixture into an even layer in a greased 13x9 inch baking dish. Toss peach mixture once more and pour over bottom crumb layer and spread peaches into an even layer (spread juices evenly too). Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over top of peaches into an even layer. Sprinkle top evenly with optional Turbinado sugar. Bake in preheated oven 45-50 minutes until golden. Serve warm with optional vanilla ice cream or allow to cool and cut into bars (Note: I prefer these bars warm but you could also serve them cold with sweetened whipped cream). Store bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2012/08/peach-crumb-bars/

15 comments

  • Maureen: Jaclyn, these were so yummy!!! We truly enjoyed them. They are incredible with vanilla ice cream. Thank you, thank you! August 3, 2012 at 9:27am Reply

  • Shawn @ I Wash…You Dry: These look so delicious! I love peaches! August 3, 2012 at 11:14am Reply

  • Edith: yumm!!!! I’ve just made crumb bars with blueberries….aren’t they just divine….simple, yet delicious :) August 3, 2012 at 11:35am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Your very welcome Maureen, thanks so much for your comment! I’m glad you tried them with ice cream =). August 3, 2012 at 1:02pm Reply

  • Dani: they are so sunny :) great pictures. August 3, 2012 at 3:33pm Reply

  • Anonymous: I love peaches and this recipe looks amazing! Do you think canned peach filling or peach preserves would work? Thanks!! August 3, 2012 at 4:47pm Reply

  • Julie @ Table for Two: I love crumb bars and now that peach is in season and plentiful, I must add this to my list of to-do’s asap!! These look gorgeous :) August 3, 2012 at 6:32pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Anonymous – I wouldn’t recommend canned peach filling or preserves, I think your end result would be a lot different than what you get with fresh peaches. The only other thing that may work okay is frozen, thawed and drained peaches. Hope that helps!
    Thanks everyone for your nice comments! August 4, 2012 at 9:17am Reply

  • Anonymous: Just made these and they were so good! Had a 20lb box of palisade peaches and I’m glad I set some aside for this recipe. Will definitely be making these again :) August 18, 2012 at 12:26pm Reply

  • Anonymous: Thanks for the great recipe! When I saw the pictures I knew I had to make these bars. Served this to dinner guests last night – delicious! I’ve been looking for a crust like this, and will try it with apples. Definitely a 10! September 2, 2012 at 9:27am Reply

  • Anonymous: would can peaches work for this recipe since fresh peaches is not in right now? December 5, 2012 at 5:36am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I wouldn’t recommend canned peaches because they are much juicier and many times they are also sweetened so you’d likely end up with a soggy crust and a bar that’s too sweet. I would try frozen and thawed/strained peaches instead.Hope that helps! December 6, 2012 at 11:22am Reply

  • Anonymous: Looks delicious. Want to try them soon. I didn’t see a print link for the recipe. Did I miss it, or could you add one? Thanks for the recipes. December 5, 2012 at 11:09am Reply

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