Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Peach Crumb Bars


Peach-based recipes are so appropriate for this blog, and this one is a keeper. I've had it in my "Make This!" file for some time, and the time was right. Brown Eyed Baker adapted this recipe from Smitten Kitchen and Allrecipes.com. The only thing I added was vanilla, and I love to enhance peaches with vanilla.

I only had a small taste, since I was giving them away, but it was enough to tell me that these bars are rich and delicious with buttery crumbs above and below the jam-like peach filling, and I will make them again. I think cherry filling will be my next version!


Peach Crumb Bars
from the blog of Brown Eyed Baker
Makes 24 bars

3 cups flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold
1 egg, lightly beaten

5 cups (about 7 peaches) peeled and diced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare 9×13-inch baking pan with baking spray or shortening.

Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter with pastry blender; add egg and continue cutting until dough is crumbly. Pat half of dough into prepared pan. Place pan and remainder of dough in refrigerator while preparing filling.

Place peaches in large bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice; add vanilla and mix gently. In separate bowl whisk together flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour over the peaches and mix gently.

Spread peach mixture evenly over crust. Crumble remaining dough over peach layer.

Bake 45 minutes, or until top is slightly brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares.


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6 comments:

  1. That looks delectable. Is the bottom layer sort of shortbready like a lemon bar? I want cherry too!

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  2. The bottom layer is a little shortbready (love that word); it is tender and buttery. It looks a little thick in the photos, but it all seemed to work together.

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  3. This looks and sounds delicious! I've got a big bowl full of fresh juicy peaches that I need to use (or eat) soon. I'm definitely in the mood for a peach dessert this weekend. This would be perfect. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  4. Thanks for hosting, Kim! I'm jealous of that big bowl of peaches. ;)

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  5. oh my goodness, this looks ever so yummy! Wish I had some of this too! I would have a hard time choosing over your cherry pie and this with my coffee this morning. I may need both!

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  6. I actually had cherry pie for breakfast 2 mornings in a row. :)

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