Peach Crumb Bars

Peach Crumb Bars

You probably know by now that I love summer.  I love everything about it: the weather, the fresh produce, the general feeling of happiness it gives me.  But I also love the flowers and plant life, specifically those on our deck.  It’s filled with pots of greenery and flowers.  I see it every day, all day, while I write, bake, clean up, and if I crane my neck, I can even see it when I’m watching TV.  It offers me constant comfort and smiles all summer long.  I hate to see it start to fade as winter approaches, but I know next year it will look even better.  I wanted to share some pictures of our flowers with you to brighten your day too.

Begonias

Petunias

Flowers

Flowers

Flowers

Hibiscus

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

Now on to these Peach Crumb Bars.  I’ve made them before but think they turned out even better this time.  They are super easy to make.  No room temperature butter, no mixers.  The hardest part is peeling the peaches, and it’s really not bad at all.  The end result?  Pure amazingness.  The bottom crust gives a little texture, but isn’t super crunchy.  The top provides that necessary crunch, while the peach filling in the middle is almost too good for words.  Tons of fresh large diced peaches, which don’t lose their texture at all, enveloped in this thick, rich, peachy, spicy juice.  I used more fantastic Frog Hollow peaches in these. I love them more and more with each peach I eat.  If you’re looking for a seasonal treat, go order some before peach season is over :( These bars are so good.  If you don’t have the time or energy to make my Peach Blackberry Pie, put a pan of these bars in the oven for a serious treat!

Peaches

Peach Crumb Bars

4.8 from 10 reviews

Peach Crumb Bars
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Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • Dough
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, cold, cubed
  • 1 large egg
  • Filling
  • 5-6 cups large diced peaches, peeled
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 9 by 13 inch baking pan.
  2. Make the dough. In a medium-large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter and cut it into the dough with pastry cutter, fork, or knife. I used a fork and knife with great success. Mix until the butter is in small pieces and somewhat blended in. Add the egg and continue mixing the dough until the egg is distributed. The dough will still be very crumbly; that is perfect. Pour half the dough into the prepared pan and press it firmly in the bottom. Place the pan with dough and remaining dough in the refrigerator while you make the filling.
  3. Make the filling. In a large bowl, combine peaches, lemon juice, flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and ginger. Stir to fully combine until the peaches are surrounded by a thick juice.
  4. Pour the peach filling on top of the crust in the pan. Spread it evenly. Sprinkle the remaining dough evenly over the peaches. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until the crust is lightly browned. Cool completely (or almost completely) in the pan before cutting into bars. May be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days or frozen wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag for up to 4 months. May be thawed at room temperature for a couple hours or in a 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes.
Notes
Recipe adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

 

Comments

  1. Tamara says:

    These look delectable!

  2. Kristy says:

    First i’d like to say beautiful pics!!! That one flower, that looks like its electric blue, is just awesome!! Anyways…thank you very much for the peach crumb bars!! I just wish I had had a scoop of vanilla ice cream to go on top of it! It was excellent! Anything with a crumb topping is a winner for me :D

    • Laura says:

      Dad took the pictures of most of the flowers and Mom took the others, so they deserve the credit there for taking some great pics! And I’m so glad you liked the bars! Ice cream would be a great compliment to them.

  3. Kristy says:

    Ooops forgot to rate it! Lol!

    • Debbie Eccard says:

      Yes, the pictures are beautiful, just as I remember them from last year and as you say, maybe even better. I do always love all your flowers and wild life when I visit. This recipe does look easy and super delicious. I’ll have to run get some more peaches. Just finished the last one this morning with breakfast and also the last pluot. I plan on baking something for Scott while he is home this week. Thanks for this one.

      Aunt Debbie

  4. Lendon says:

    Hey Laura,

    Those peach crumb bars were great! I am a huge fan of peach cobbler and those peach crumb bars tasted just like peach cobbler without the spoon! LOL. I normally eat something like that during the holidays, so that was a real treat.

    Thank you!!

    • Laura says:

      Yay! Glad you liked them, Lendon! They are kind of like peach cobbler in bar form. Sometimes treats are a necessary way to start the week, right?

  5. Oh my, these bars look so good! These are a must try. Printed!

    I thought I was the only one with a beautiful jungle on my deck. I have loads of summery flowers in pots on my deck, in my yard, and under my deck. I just love summer flowers. Your deck is gorgeous.

  6. Ooooh flowers!!!!

    And these bars look super easy and great!

  7. mike says:

    Thanks Laura for a real treat! The peaches were great. Hope my mom makes a pan of the bars real soon!
    Great pictures too.

    • Laura says:

      Thanks, Mike! I’m glad you liked them, and they’re so easy to make hopefully you’re mom will make them. Then they’ll be gone in no time, they’re so good :)

  8. carol says:

    Hi Laura,
    You have some very beautiful flowers that surround you, what an inspiration! The peach crumb bars were fantastic! I can’t believe they are so easy to make. The large pieces of peaches you used were delicious. I’m going to have to try Frog Hollow, I think it will make a difference in my peach cobbler too.

    • Laura says:

      The flowers are definitely an inspiration. I’m so glad you enjoyed the crumb bars! They are very easy to make, and I love keeping the peaches big, s you know you’re actually eating peaches. Frog Hollow has the best peaches; let me know if you try them.

  9. Eric says:

    Another home run… They taste great. Nice & moist The peaches were nice & sweet a great finger food.

    • Laura says:

      Great to hear you liked them, Eric. Those peaches were really sweet; it’s the perfect time of year for peaches.

  10. Rick says:

    Very, very good.

  11. Linda says:

    The peach crumb bars were delicious, and I love the flower pics. I’m going to try these bars with Romeo peaches.

    • Laura says:

      Thanks, Linda! These would be fantastic with Romeo peaches and it is just the right time of year for them. Let me know how they turn out :)

      • Linda says:

        Well I tried to make these and found the recipe was easy to follow and they came out great. This recipe is being added to my recipe box and marked “VERY GOOD”!

        • Laura says:

          It’s great to hear the recipe worked for you and you liked the bars, Linda :) I’m always excited when someone has success with one of my treats!

  12. sal says:

    very good enjoyed it.

  13. Arturo says:

    Considering how much fruit Aria eats, I knew she would enjoy these. I can only interpret what I she said, since I was unable to actually taste them, but upon finishing mine and then moving on to Jess’s Aria simply said , “Mo.” Which, personally, I think is the best compliment that can be given.

    • Laura says:

      That is a huge compliment; thanks, Art! I love fruit too and think putting it in a dessert just makes it that much better!

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