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peach crumb bar

Amazing Peach Crumb Bars

Peach Crumb Bars have a shortbread-like crust, cinnamon-spiced peach layer and a brown sugar crumb topping. So perfect for summer!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 336 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients for the crust:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted

Ingredients for the topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ingredients for the peach layer:

  • 3 cups peaches about 4 large peaches, peeled, pitted, and cut into chunks.
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon of salt

Ingredients for the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8"x8" pan with a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Prepare the crust by mixing together the flour, powdered sugar and salt in a medium bowl until well combined.
  • Stir in the melted butter just until well incorporated and no more streaks of flour remain.
  • Pat evenly onto the bottom of the pan and bake for 12-15 minutes. Turning the pan halfway through to ensure even browning. It should be lightly browned around the edges.
  • Let cool for at least 15 minutes while preparing the rest of the recipe.

Prepare the Topping

  • Mix together the flour, brown sugar and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Stir in the melted butter and vanilla extract just until combined. Set aside.

Prepare the Peach layer

  • Put peach chunks into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and salt and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • After the crust has cooled 15 minutes, pour the peach layer evenly over the top of the baked crust and sprinkle the topping over the peach layer.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the topping has browned and the peach layer is bubbly. Cool completely before adding the glaze.

Prepare the glaze,

  • Mix the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon almond extract and salt together until well combined.
  • Add 4 teaspoons of milk and stir.
  • Add up to an additional 2 teaspoons of milk to reach the desired consistency..
  • Spoon over the cooled bars.
  • Cut into bars. Use a sharp knife to cut and wipe with a paper towel between cuts to achieve a very clean edge. Serve.
  • Store the bars in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 336kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 105mgPotassium: 124mgFiber: 1gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 540IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bar, cookie, fruit, peach
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