Drinks & Dessert

Peach Crumb Bars

A delicious summer recipe to use those fresh juicy peaches!
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins

INGREDIENTS

CRUST
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsalted cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

PEACH LAYER

  • 1/2 cup McSteven's Peach Lemonade
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5 large peaches, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

ICING

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk (more or less for desired consistency)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven. If using a glass pan: 350 degrees F. If using a metal pan: 375 degrees F. Lightly spray or grease a 13x9-inch baking pan and set aside. 
  2. Prepare the crust: in a medium bowl, whisk together 1 cup sugar, 3 cups flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Using a pastry cutter, blend the butter until mixture resembles coarse sand. Add the lightly beaten egg and mix until dough begins to hold together, but is still crumbly. Gently press a little more than half the dough into prepared pan. 
  3. Prepare peach filling: in a large mixing bowl, whisk together McSteven's Peach Lemonade, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Add diced peaches and toss to combine. Drizzle lemon juice over peaches and toss to coat. 

  1. Pour the peach mixture over the crust and spread evenly. 
  2. Using hands, press together handfuls of remaining crumb topping to create clumps. Scatter clumps and remaining crumbled topping over the fruit layer leaving some peaches showing through. 
  3. If using a glass pan, bake at 350 degrees F for 50-55 minutes or until lightly browned. If using a metal pan, bake at 375 degrees F for 40-45 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and cool completely. Chill before cutting and icing. 
  5. To prepare icing: whisk together powdered sugar, almond extract, and milk. Drizzle on bars just before serving. 

Notes: Adapted from Saving Room for Dessert