These Peach Crumb Bars are made with fresh summer peaches, sandwiched between a sweet buttery crust and crumb topping, with a hint of cinnamon, and are drizzled with a fresh almond (or vanilla) glaze. The most delicious summer dessert!

Peach Crumb Bars

 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yield 12 to 24 squares

Ingredients

Crust/Topping:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold, cut into Tablespoons
  • 1 large egg

Peach Layer:

  • 5 large peaches, pitted, peeled, and diced (about 4 to 4 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp almond or vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. FOR THE CRUST/TOPPING: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Use a fork or pastry blender to cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse sand. Add the egg and mix with hands until dough starts to hold together, but is still crumbly. Press 2/3 of the mixture onto the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Save the other 1/3 for later.
  3. FOR THE PEACHES: In a medium bowl, whisk the sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Add the diced peaches and toss to combine. Evenly distribute the peaches over the bottom crust. Crumble the remaining crust mixture over the peach layer. (I like to squeeze/clump it together in my hands first, for bigger chunks.)
  4. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top and bubbling in the center. Cool completely.
  5. FOR THE GLAZE: Whisk ingredients together in a small bowl, adding milk a little at a time until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle over cooled bars. Cut and serve. Keep covered and store at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Recipe lightly altered from Saving Room For Dessert

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