Peach Crumb Bars

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Use canned or fresh peaches in these buttery peach crumb bars. Use the crumbs for both the crust and the topping in these sweet fruit bars.

When warmer weather hits it makes me ready for all things fruit! Last year we shared our strawberry crumb bars, so this year we decided we need to try that popular recipe with a new fruit. Peaches.

We love buttery crumbles on pumpkin pies, blueberry muffins and baked apples. And baked into cinnamon flavored peaches is also a dream.

stack of three peach crumb bars on a plate

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • buttery crumble makes the crust…and the topping
  • uses fresh or canned peaches for any time of the year
  • can be eaten warm or cold
  • great for potlucks and picnics
  • freezes well
ingredients for peach crumb bars

Ingredients for Peach Crumb Bars

  • Peaches: I used canned peaches for this recipe, but either canned or fresh peaches will work. Make sure to peel and slice the fresh peaches before adding them into the recipe. I have not used frozen peaches for this recipe, but feel free to try it and tell me what you think in the comments below.
  • All-purpose flour
  • Brown sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Salted butter
  • Egg. Large eggs are standard in baking.
  • Sour cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • Turbinado or coarse sugar. This is optional and for sprinkling on top, but it is so, so good!
  • Fresh lemon: If you don’t have a fresh lemon available, you can omit the lemon zest and use lemon juice from concentrate.
  • Cornstarch
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
3 peach crumb bars on a white plate

How Do I Make Peach Crumb Bars

Prepare the topping.

  • Prepare topping by stirring together all of crust ingredients EXCEPT the turbinado sugar until incorporated.
  • Divide dough in half and spread half of the dough on the bottom of a greased 9×13 in pan. Set the second half aside.
butter crust pressed into 9x13 pan

Prepare the peaches.

  • In a large mixing bowl, gently stir peaches, lemon juice, and lemon zest together. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl whisk together ¾ cup brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour over peaches and gently toss together until the peaches are evenly coated.

Assemble the bars and bake.

  • Place peaches on top crust. If there is a lot of liquid in with the peaches, this could mean that the peaches were not drained and patted dry. If that’s the case, do not pour all the liquid on top of the crust. Scoop the peaches out of the liquid with a slotted spoon and place on the crust.
peaches over a crust in a 9x13 pan
  • Sprinkle remaining half of crumb mixture over the peaches. It’s okay if there are some peaches peeking through.
  • Sprinkle top with turbinado sugar. This is optional but gives a nice sweet crunch to the topping.
turbinado sugar in a bowl for peach crumb bars
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling.
baked peach crumb bars in 9x13 pan

How do I eat peach bars?

Although these are called peach bars, they can be scooped out and eaten like a peach crisp or peach cobbler when warm. It can be paired with ice cream or whipped cream or enjoyed by itself.

If you would like to eat these as bars, then wait for the bars to cool completely before cutting them into squares. They can be eaten either warm or cold. These peach bars are sweet, but not too sweet. These are a perfect breakfast, snack, or even dessert.

peach crumb bar on a plate

How do I store peach bars?

Store your peach bars in the refrigerator for 5-7 days in an airtight container. They also freeze well! I would recommend cutting them into bars before freezing for easy access. They can be frozen for an additional 3-6 months for best quality.

buttery peach crumb bars stacked on each other
buttery peach crumb bars stacked on each other

Buttery Peach Crumb Bars Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Use canned or fresh peaches in these buttery peach crumb bars. Use the crumbs for both the crust and the topping in these sweet fruit bars.
Servings 12
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes

Ingredients
 

Crust and Topping:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup salted butter (melted)
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Turbinado sugar (or any coarse sugar, optional)

Peach Filling:

  • 4 ½ cups canned peaches drained well and patted dry (two 23.5 oz cans)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¾ cups brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Prepare topping by stirring together all of crust ingredients EXCEPT the turbinado sugar until incorporated.
  • Divide dough in half and spread half of the dough on the bottom of a greased 9×13 in pan. Set the second half aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, gently stir peaches, lemon juice, and lemon zest together. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl whisk together ¾ cup brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour over peaches and gently toss together until the peaches are evenly coated.
  • Place peaches on top crust. If there is a lot of liquid in with the peaches, this could mean that the peaches were not drained and patted dry. If that’s the case, do not pour all the liquid on top of the crust. Scoop the peaches out of the liquid with a slotted spoon and place on the crust.
  • Sprinkle remaining half of crumb mixture over the peaches. It’s okay if there are some peaches peeking through.
  • Sprinkle top with turbinado sugar. This is optional but gives a nice sweet crunch to the topping.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling.
  • Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream. Or wait to cool and cut into bars.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe being cut into 12 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 peach bar. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**

Nutrition

Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 392
Keyword dessert with fresh fruit, picnic, summer

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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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