Monday, August 20, 2012

Peach Crumb Bars

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.

Peach Crumb Bars
I loved that this recipe was quite easy and came together quickly. A nice crumbly dough on the top and bottom and a layer of simple peachy goodness sandwiched in between. Brian had two for breakfast with his pot of coffee and one for dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I'd call that a successful recipe! Enjoy!









Ingredients
(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 Egg
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

Peach Crumb Bars
To make the crust, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or fork until the mixture resembles course crumbs. Mix in the egg. Pat half the dough into a greased 9" x 9" baking pan and place the pan and the remaining half of the dough into the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.

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.

16 comments:

  1. Unfortunately, I am celebrating only on other blogs :D but when I will have peach season..watch out! Great recipe that I might borrow :)

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  2. I'm always looking for new ways to use peaches and this looks like an awesome one! To be honest, I've just been eating them plain lately- the ones in my farm share box have been SO delicious!

    Sues

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  3. So many yummy peach recipes going on right now. I really need to stop at the stand that is on my way home and get some and then make this!!

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  4. Yum! I'd love a couple of these with my coffee!

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  5. I wish I had a few of these to go with my coffee this morning, would sure make Monday a lot happier.

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  6. I make these all the time!! They are definitely one of my favorite peach recipes! :)

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  7. Great Looking bars, especially with the peach filling. This is a great peach recipe to add to my collection!

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  8. I have peaches. You have a recipe I want. Done! Hopefully I can pull these off tonight. And an hour bake time? Well at least I can multi task while waiting right!

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  9. Yum! Love peaches!! This looks so good!

    Christy

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  10. I don't wanna say goodbye to peaches! haha

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  11. These are better than just peachy...they are JUST divine!!! YUM!

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  12. these look wonderful! if i get a hold of some peaches soon i'm definitely making these!

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  13. I was looking for some peach recipes and going thru blogger posts that I know and somehow I came to your blog for this wonderful recipe. I got to try this as I have tons of peaches from my peach tree. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Anita, these sound wonderful and you can change this up to use any seasonal fruit. Love the crumb topping! I'm featuring this at tomorrow's Thursday's treasures. Thanks for sharing. Pinned!

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