Monday, August 20, 2012
Peach Crumb Bars
As you know, we've been enthusiastically celebrating National Peach Month around here. And since we're getting ready to head out on vacation, I planned to give you all a round up and say farewell to the sweet summer peaches. But when I was at the market on Friday the peachy aroma was still calling out to me and I'd kind of wanted to try my hand at making some of the crumb bars I've been seeing all over. So I figured one more peach treat won't hurt.
(Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker)
For the Crust:
3 Cups all purpose flour
1 Cup sugar
2 Sticks unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1" pieces
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon salt
For the Filling:
6 Peaches, peeled, pitted and diced
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 - 1/2 Cup sugar (depending on sweetness of peaches)
1/4 Cup all purpose flour
1/4 Teaspoon salt
To make the filling, prepare the peaches by bringing a large pot of water to a boil and submerging the peaches fully for one minute. Remove with a slotted spoon and place them in ice water to cool. The peel should come off easy with your fingers.
Once peeled, dice the peaches and combine in a bowl with the lemon juice, flour, sugar and salt. Spread the peach mixture evenly over the dough and crumble the remaining dough over the peaches to form a crumble topping. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for one hour and allow to cool before cutting into bars. Makes approximately 12 servings.