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Peach Crumb Bars

Peach Crumb Bars

On Friday, I received a text from our good friend. The text said “Happy Friday” with a picture of a giant box of peaches. I looked a little closer and noticed that the giant box of peaches was sitting on our front porch. I squealed and immediately responded thank you. I started planning out my weekend baking list and peach crumb bars were at the very top.

Josh drove up to our house to rescue our precious peaches (we are still not living at home-thanks to our kitchen remodel). When he walked in the door with the enormous box of peaches my eyes lit up. I knew I would have enough peaches to make peach crumb bars and several other recipes. The last time our friend gave us peaches, I made peach salsa, muffins, and scones. We are so lucky he shares with us.

This peach crumb bar recipe is from Brown Eyed Baker, my dear friend and blogging buddy. I knew they would be good, because she is an expert in the kitchen…and there is lots of butter involved:) The bottom layer of the bars is thick, buttery, and the perfect base for the sweet peach filling. The top layer is crumbly and also very buttery. I sprinkled cinnamon and sugar on top to give the bars an extra dose of goodness.

These peach crumb bars are delicious by themselves, but they are even better when paired with scoop of vanilla ice cream. Either way, add them to your “to do” list. They are delectable! Now, what to do with the remaining peaches? Hmmm!

Peach Crumb Bars

Yield: 24 bars

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Peach Filling:

5 cups diced peeled peaches
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

For the Dough:

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cinnamon and sugar-for sprinkling on top of the bars

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.

2. For the peach filling- place the diced peaches in a large bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice. Mix gently. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour over the peaches and carefully combine. Set aside.

3. For the dough-in a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until butter is mixed in, but you still have small chunks of butter. Mix the vanilla and egg together. Add into the flour and butter mixture and combine. The dough will be crumbly. Pat half of the dough into the prepared pan.

4. Spread the peach mixture evenly over the bottom crust. Crumble the remaining dough over the peach layer. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

5. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into squares and serve.

*Note-these bars are delicious on their own, but if you want an extra special dessert, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

If you like these peach crumb bars, you might also like:

Apple Cinnamon Cookie Bars from Two Peas and Their Pod
Double Crusted Plum Crisp from Two Peas and Their Pod
Peach Shortbread from Smitten Kitchen
Peach Cobbler from Three Many Cooks

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79 Responses to “Peach Crumb Bars”

  1. 1
    Estela @ Weekly Bite — September 27, 2010 @ 4:06 am

    Wow, what a treat to have an entire box of peaches!

    These bars look delicious! I’ll take one for breakfast :)

  2. 2
    Cherine — September 27, 2010 @ 4:31 am

    Those bars look awesome!

  3. 3
    Jennifer @ Maple n Cornbread — September 27, 2010 @ 4:44 am

    What a super sweet surprise with the peaches!!!! These bars look amazing, I love all the yummy crumb topping! :)

  4. 4
    Heather (heather's dish) — September 27, 2010 @ 4:50 am

    i want these bars and a friend who drops off peaches for happy friday celebrations :)

  5. 5
    Rosa — September 27, 2010 @ 5:02 am

    Those bars look divine!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Erica — September 27, 2010 @ 5:34 am

    What a great gift!!!!!!!!! The bars are beautiful. I always love a good crumbly topping. Enjoy those babies

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    Sues — September 27, 2010 @ 6:00 am

    I love crumb bars, but have never even thought of peach crumb bars. Fabulous idea and one I definitely want to partake in. They’re so pretty!

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    Traci — September 27, 2010 @ 6:15 am

    Looks delicious!! What a nice neighbor!

  9. 9
    Liz @ Blog is the New Black — September 27, 2010 @ 6:24 am

    Oh, yum! I’ve been looking to make something similar for awhile now!

  10. 10
    marla {family fresh cooking} — September 27, 2010 @ 6:27 am

    You are one lucky gal to have all those juicy peaches at your door. These crumbly bars look awesome! xo

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    DessertForTwo — September 27, 2010 @ 6:32 am

    Lucky girl! Peaches are almost gone for the season over here :(

    Your photos are always so beautiful!

  12. 12
    Heather — September 27, 2010 @ 6:37 am

    Oh yummy! These look so good. Your photo’s look great too! Beautiful!

  13. 13
    Katrina — September 27, 2010 @ 6:46 am

    These bars look so tasty! I can’t wait to make these.

  14. 14
    kat — September 27, 2010 @ 7:08 am

    Oh those sound so fantastic!

  15. 15
    maggy@threemanycooks — September 27, 2010 @ 7:29 am

    These look so good! A great way to savor the last of the summer flavors. And I LOVE bars too.

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — September 27, 2010 @ 7:29 am

    These look so good! I am hoping I can still find some good peaches ’round these parts.

  17. 17
    megan — September 27, 2010 @ 7:51 am

    yum, Maria, these look wonderful! Love the styling in that first picture.

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    Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman — September 27, 2010 @ 7:53 am

    These look great. What a nice friend to drop off a box of peaches. I’m still loving our peaches from the summer–though I just got a ton of apples from the orchard and I’m totally ready for the fall foods.

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    Caroline @ A Cozy Kitchen — September 27, 2010 @ 8:03 am

    Geez, I wish my friends would leave me fruit on my doorstep! these look delicious!

  20. 20
    Pam — September 27, 2010 @ 8:25 am

    I could eat way too many of those beauties… they look wonderful!

  21. 21
    megan — September 27, 2010 @ 8:34 am

    These bars do look scrumptious! Great pictures too!

  22. 22
    Michelle — September 27, 2010 @ 8:40 am

    I am so sorry to see the Michigan Peach Season ending! I so love peaches!!

  23. 23
    Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen — September 27, 2010 @ 9:54 am

    What a wonderful surprise!!!!

  24. 24
    Shannon — September 27, 2010 @ 9:59 am

    ooh, i wish it was still peach season here! these look amazing, and what an awesome gift :)

  25. 25
    Annalise — September 27, 2010 @ 10:01 am

    These look lovely! I’ve made something similar to this, but with berries, gonna have to give this one a try!

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    Cristie — September 27, 2010 @ 10:37 am

    What a wonderful text to recieve! You are loved:) Great idea to make a peach bar, it sounds wonderful! Those would disapear like magic around here.

  27. 27
    Joanne — September 27, 2010 @ 10:45 am

    I saw these over at Brown Eyed Baker as well and thought they sounded amazing! Yours look great. i need to make friends with peach trees!

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    jennifer — September 27, 2010 @ 11:02 am

    These look soooo good! I want one now. I love peaches but never know what to do with them. Now I do.

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    Tara — September 27, 2010 @ 11:46 am

    Oooh…lucky you!! The bars look delicious!

  30. 30
    Tracy — September 27, 2010 @ 12:10 pm

    How fun! I’d love it if someone left fruit at my doorstep. These bars look delicious!

  31. 31
    the urban baker — September 27, 2010 @ 12:49 pm

    what a lovely surprise. those look perfect and delicious!

  32. 32
    celebrEATy — September 27, 2010 @ 12:55 pm

    did you just peaches and ICE cream…that’s what I consider a “fall” treat!

  33. 33
    alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — September 27, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

    Maria, These look awesome, as usual! Love it!

  34. 34
    Angie — September 27, 2010 @ 2:47 pm

    These look amazing! I love peaches.

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    Camille — September 27, 2010 @ 3:43 pm

    Mmmmm…I love the smell of warm peaches! These look scrumptious!

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    Jenny Flake — September 27, 2010 @ 4:07 pm

    What a sweet surprise! They look awesome!

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    Susan — September 27, 2010 @ 4:20 pm

    These are gorgeous!

  38. 38
    Sarah — September 27, 2010 @ 5:41 pm

    Lucky duck. Utah has the best peaches. Mmm. These squares look like a great tribute.

  39. 39

    Oh, those look delicious. My vote is peach ice cream next!

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    Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — September 27, 2010 @ 6:20 pm

    Yay so glad you liked them! They look GORGEOUS!

    • twopeas replied: — September 27th, 2010 @ 8:31 pm

      Thanks again! Love the recipe!

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