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
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
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- Spread the peach mixture evenly over the bottom crust. Crumble the remaining dough over the peach layer. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
- 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.
Have you tried this recipe?
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What a great surprise! I made these same peach crumb bars a while ago, and I absolutely loved them. They are especially delicious when they’re still warm!
Wow, I need to find myself someone to leave peaches on my doorstep!
Peach Crumb bar is so lovely which is nice to have for the breakfast.
You too? You and Maris from In Good Taste showed up back to back in my feed reader with Peach Crumb Bars.
Funny! Great minds think alike:)
I LOVE YOUR BLOG SO MUCH… that I’m linking to it now. It’s perfect. I love how you “try” and make the recipe healthier, I have found some healthful options here. Really nice blog.. love the color, layout, and recipes, pics! You guys are awesome!
Thank you for your kind words.
How fun to have a box of such pretty peaches delivered to your door! Very pretty bars.
I bought a box of 12 peaches at Costco this weekend hoping to get some end-of-season baking in – you have inspired me. Instead, we had some family over for dinner and ate 8 of them. Looks like I have to get another box!
Would love to make these before the peaches are gone. They look amazing.
aww I want a box of peaches too! Great use of those yummy peaches!
What a wonderful surprise!! You are lucky you are still getting some good peaches…I’ve been striking out lately. They look and sound yummy!!
These look incredible, Maria! You’re very lucky to have a good friend who delivers big boxes of fruit – keep him close! I’ll definitely be making these when it cools down a bit here in SoCal and I can get back to heating up my kitchen. Thanks for sharing!
I’m drooling from the photos. I need to make these soon! Love, love, fruit bars like this. A good mix of fruit and buttery dough.
I need a friend that just dumps peaches at my doorstep! They look amazing, and now I’m going to have to hunt a few of the last peaches here to make them myself.
What nice friends you have! Nothing like fresh peaches. And these bars look fantastic. 🙂
you taunt me so Maria – so not fair!! now i must run all over the neighborhood just to have ONE BITE of these luscious goodies!!
ohh these look marvelous Maria! I don’t really care for raw peaches, but in baked good they are the bomb!
How pretty! Sounds like the perfect thing to end a meal with. Gorgeous!
Yumm…. what an incredible sounding recipe, Maria. I adore anything peachy, so these will be on my must-make list very soon!
Can’t wait for next summer to try this beautiful recipe! – mary
Now I’m wondering if I can still find some peaches!!
These peach crumb bars look delicious!
These looks fantastic!! Loving all the stone fruit desserts this season. Mmmm….
This recipe looks fantastic! I just bookmarked it and will be making it for sure. And what a nice surprise to get peaches! 🙂
Yum! These look fantastic. I’ve made something similar with peach jam, but I bet fresh fruit is great. Thanks.
So far I have made these with peaches, apples and raspberries, and they are always a hit! I’m pretty sure that these bars will work with any kind of fruit! I use parchment paper that hangs over the sides to pull out the bars and slice them easily. What a wonderful recipe 🙂
I love that recipe too:)
Selina, I’d like to make these with the apples, and wanted to know if you partially cooked the apples before assembling.
Lucky lady to have such a sweet friend to bring you fresh peaches! I will have to try this recipe, looks and sounds delicious! Thanks! 🙂
These bars were delicious! I love your salted caramel chocolate chip bars so I decided to try out a couple more of your desserts. I made these and the salted caramel apple crumb bars last night and gave them out as thank you gifts..they were incredible. Can’t wait to make them again when peaches are really in season.
Hi Gina! Glad you enjoyed the bars!
This recipe was just what I needed at this rainy Sunday in Atlanta! So I went to Whole Foods and got my beautiful Georgia peaches – and had a fun afternoon baking session. The cake is still in the oven, but it already smells so yum. Can’t wait to take a first bite – even if it’s lukewarm 😉
This recipe sounds great. I’m in Australia. Could I make this using canned peaches?
i did it last sunday,and we <3 it
Oh, my gosh, I made this recipe yesterday and it is AMAZING! Thanks so much for sharing. I will be making this over and over again.
Could you use peach pie filling?
I haven’t tried it. Let me know if it works!
Can I use apples instead, without adjusting anything?
That should be fine!
I just spent an hour looking for this recipe but cause it was sooooo good the first time I made it. Definitely bookmarked this time! Thank you!
Glad you found it:)
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