Peach Crumb Bars are the EASY version of peach pie, except even more delicious! A buttery crust makes them memorable. They are the perfect finger food for your next party. The entire pan of tantalizing fruit will be eaten up quickly.
‘Tis the season for swimming, popsicles, tank tops, air conditioning and PEACHES! When we arrived at my dad’s house a few weeks ago, there sat a huge box of ripe, delicious peaches on the kitchen counter. I secretly hoped my stepmom didn’t have plans for them and my recipe-making wheels started turning. She graciously allowed me to be creative with the juicy fruits!
These bars are just as good as (if not better than) peach pie but so much easier to make.
HOW TO MAKE PEACH BARS
This is an easy peach recipe that is so delicious using fresh peaches!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13 pan with parchment and set aside.
PREPARE THE CRUST
In a large bowl, combine the egg, butter and sugar. Mix until creamy. Add flour and salt and stir until combined. Using your fingers (flour them, if needed) then press the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
PREPARE THE FILLING
In a large bowl, combine peaches, butter and brown sugar. Stir until combined. Pour the peach mixture evenly over the crust.
PREPARE THE TOPPING
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour and butter. Stir or use a pastry cutter or food processor, until mixture is crumbly. Spread crumb topping evenly over peach layer. Bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until the top is light golden brown.
Let cool completely and cut into squares.
For a little extra depth to your filling, add a teaspoon of vanilla extract or almond extract.
A teaspoon of either lemon juice or lemon zest would add a punch to the peach filling!
TOPPINGS FOR PEACH BARS
Top a slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
You can sprinkle a little bit of powdered sugar over the crust and topping.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PEACH COBBLERS, CRUMBLES AND CRISPS?
All are very similar desserts and all involve fruit with some sort of topping. Cobblers are typically topped with biscuits dropped onto the fruit, resembling a cobbled road; crisps and crumbles are topped with a crumbly streusel topping. The difference between crisps and crumbles is that typically crisps contain oats and crumbles do not.
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