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peach crumb bar

Peach Cheesecake Crumb Bars

Serve this delicious dessert at brunch for the wow factor. These provide the best of cookies and cheesecake flavors, all entrenched with a delicious peach flavor. For variety, try substituting cherries or berries for the peaches.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
cooling time 20 mins
Course Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 304 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold and cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 large egg

Ingredients for the peach filling

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 peaches 2 cups chopped, pitted, and peeled.

Ingredients for the Cheese layer

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
 

Make the filling:

  • In a saucepan, whisk together the sugar, water, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and peaches. Allow to cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 375F degrees. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
  • With a pastry cutter or two forks, cut in the butter until the pieces look like pebbles
  • then cut in the egg. Dough will be crumbly. Reserve 1/2 cup for the topping and pat the rest into the bottom of the pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  • Pour over the base layer.
  • Top with the peach filling then top with the reserved 1/2 cup of topping.
  • Bake 38-40 minutes or until the top is slightly brown and looks set when given a gentle shake.
  • Cool completely before cutting into 12 bars. To cut cleanly, use a very sharp knife and clean it using a paper towel between each cut.
  • Refrigerate leftovers for up to one week.

Nutrition

Calories: 304kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 117mgPotassium: 131mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 658IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bar, fruit, peach
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