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Peach Crumb Bars Recipe

Peach Crumb Bars, an easy dessert recipe with fresh peaches that is a cross between peach pie and a cookie!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Yield 24 bars
Author Lisa Huff

Ingredients

Cookie Crust:

Peach Filling:

  • 6 cups sliced peaches
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • juice from one lemon

Crumb Topping:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup (cold) unsalted butter, cubed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Cookie Layer: In a large bowl, beat together 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup softened butter with an electric mixer on medium speed. Beat in egg until combined, followed by 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and zest from half of lemon. Press into thin layer into bottom of prepared pan.
  • Peach Filling: In a large mixing bowl, combine peaches, 1/2 cup sugar, and juice from one lemon. Pour over crust.
  • Crumb Topping: In a large mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and zest from 1/2 lemon. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knifes until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over peaches.
  • Bake bars for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

SNAPPY TIPS: If you have a hard time cutting in the butter for the crumb topping, just use your fingers.
SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: Substitute your favorite fruit instead of peaches. If you are using fruit such as apples or pears, thinly slice so they can bake through or precook for a few minutes in a pan or in the microwave.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: easy peach cookie, homemade crumb topping
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