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!
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
- ⅛ teaspoon of salt
Ingredients for the glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons milk
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.
Calories: 336kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 105mgPotassium: 124mgFiber: 1gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 540IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg