Peach Crumb Bars

Published August 3, 2012. Updated April 8, 2024

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Peach Crumb Bars are peach cobbler meets sugar cookies meets crumb cake to create one delicious dessert bar. This summer-inspired treat is loaded with fresh, sweetly spiced, juicy peaches and will quickly remind you of your favorite peach cobbler.

Peach Crumb Bars

Peach season is the best season. You really can’t compare a fresh, juicy, ripe peach with anything else. (But if you use canned peaches, these peach crumb bars will still be absolutely delicious!) I love to use them up with peach cobblers, but sometimes you want a summer dessert that’s a little easier to serve and enjoy. Enter peach crumb bars!

Not only are they easier to transport, they’re also easier to cut and serve. Small hands can grab-and-go, which is perfect for picnics or barbecues. A tray of cut peach crumb bars is also perfect for taking to a potluck or dropping off to a party or friend.

Peach Crumb Bars

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. But a cold bar would make a yummy, quick breakfast!

These peach cobbler bars 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

Peach Cobbler Bars

Other Peach Desserts to Try

I’ve already raved about how much I love fresh peaches, and canned peaches are almost as good. If you’re like me, you might want to try every peach recipe you can find! Here are some that I’ve enjoyed:

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Peach Crumb Bars

Sweet and crisp buttery cookie bars filled with a tempting peach filling. The perfect summer treat!
Servings: 20
Prep30 minutes
Cook45 minutes
Ready in: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

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32 Comments

  • K Stevenson

    Made this yesterday with my daughter and it was a nice treat. Made it for a group party that my son-in-law couldn’t stay out of it hope it will last one more day

  • Deborah Vicente

    This recipe is really good. Love your chose of ingredients, except for the amount of cornstarch it calls for. I think 3-1/2 tablespoons is just too much. It had a powdery almost gritty texture. I am going to make it again but cut down on the amount of cornstarch. I bet this time it will be divine! Thank you for this recipe!

  • Gina

    I have to use up some peaches and this looks delicious. I do wonder about the amount of cornstarch added. Is it truly 3 1/2 Tablespoons? 36 grams is around 2 1/2 Tbsp so I am wondering which is correct. Thank you for your time any assistance you can lend.

  • Diane

    These were a hit at the family reunion! So delicious made with fresh MI peaches! Found on pinterest and pinned!