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Fresh Peach Crumb Bars

These fresh peach crumb bars are moist, tender, and absolutely delicious. Coffee cake dough is topped with a fresh peach filling. Then, more dough is crumbled on top before being baked to golden perfection. It’s the perfect peach dessert!

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know I have a sweet tooth. I love cakes, cookies, pies, pastries, basically just about any dessert! Also, I really like to use fresh fruit in season. This is why I love making these delicious fresh peach crumb bars.

For the past few years, I’ll get great peaches and other seasonal fruits from my neighborhood fruit and veggie stand throughout the spring and summer months. So, I always make this a few times to take full advantage of that homegrown deliciousness.

Fresh Peach Crumb Bars

These delicious bars are as easy as they are tasty, and I always love that combo. I start with a simple dough that I mix up in just a couple of minutes. Then, I add a layer of fresh peaches mixed with cinnamon, sugar, and a little egg, and top it with more crumbled dough and bake it until golden.

I’m in and out of the kitchen in about 10 minutes, and the bars bake for about 45. It couldn’t be easier!

Why You’ll Love These Fresh Peach Crumb Bars

  • Recipe uses simple ingredients right in your pantry.
  • These bars are moist and dense, like a good coffee cake.
  • The peach filling is bright and sweet.
  • The recipe is the best way to use fresh peaches!

Ingredients

This recipe uses fresh peaches and pantry staples to deliver its wonderful flavor and texture. You’ll find everything in your kitchen or your local grocery store.

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter – softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar or pure cane sugar
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, you can use 1 to 1 gluten free flour also
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, I used fine sea salt
  • 1 any size egg – beaten slightly
  • 3 medium to large, fresh peaches – sliced

How to Make Fresh Peach Crumb Bars

This recipe uses a simple, easy dough and an equally simple filling. It all comes together in just a few minutes, then you just bake. It’s easy peasy, er, peachy.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×9 glass baking pan with nonstick spray then lay parchment paper over and spray the parchment paper. Leave a small overhang on each side of the pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the sliced peaches, cinnamon, 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, and egg. Lightly toss them with a large spoon until evenly coated, being careful not to break up the peaches. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter and sugar with a rubber spatula. Then, add the vanilla and yogurt and mix again. Set that aside.
  4. Add flour and salt into the butter mixture. Use a pastry cutter or your clean cool hands to mix the dough. The dough will be crumbly.
  5. Press half the dough into the prepared baking pan and even it out with a spatula.
  6. Add the peaches over the crust in an even layer. Then, crumble the remaining dough over the top of the peaches.
  7. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until bubbly and lightly brown on top. Check after 35 minutes. Let the crumb cake cool almost completely. Either pick up the two ends of the parchment paper and lift out. Then, cut into bars or, you can cut into bars right in the pan. Enjoy!

Tips

  • Mix your dough gently with a spatula, and don’t overmix it. This creates the most tender bars possible.
  • Make the peach mixture first, so it has time to release more juices before baking.
  • Press the crumb base firmly into the bottom of the baking dish so it holds its shape when sliced.
  • Let the bars cool until almost completely cooled or at room temperature so they hold their shape when you cut them.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Frozen peaches will work in place of fresh.
  • Use non-fat or low-fat vanilla yogurt or Greek yogurt for this recipe.
  • For an extra-sweet variation, use peach pie filling in place of the fresh peach mixture.
  • Use a 1:1 gluten-free flour to make gluten-free bars.

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Spatula
  • 9×9 glass baking pan

Storage

Store these bars for up to 2 days in an air-tight container at room temperature. For longer storage, wrap the bars individually in plastic wrap and freeze them for up to 2 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight or on the counter.

What to Serve with Fresh Peach Crumb Bars

These bars make a sweet start to the day or afternoon snack with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee or tea. They’re also a wonderful addition to a larger breakfast or brunch with all your savory favorites.

More Bar Recipes

If you love delicious, hand-held bars, then check out some of my other tasty recipes.

FAQ

What are crumble bars?

Crumble bars are moist, crumbly bars made with a simple dough and a fruit filling.

Can you use frozen peaches in place of fresh peaches?

You can use frozen fruit in place of fresh in almost all recipes unless otherwise noted.

What does yogurt do in baked goods?

The yogurt adds moisture and makes baked goods extra tender.

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Fresh Peach Crumb Bars

These fresh peach crumb bars are moist, tender, and absolutely delicious. Coffee cake dough is topped with a fresh peach filling. Then, more dough is crumbled on top before being baked to golden perfection. It’s the perfect peach dessert!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Southern, Tropical
Keyword crumb bars, crumble topping, fresh peach, peach crumb bars, peach recipes, peaches
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 9 bars
Author Pam

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup  unsalted butter – softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar or pure cane sugar
  • 3 tbsp vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, you can use 1 to 1 gluten free flour also
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon plus 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt, I used fine sea salt
  • 1 any size egg slightly beaten
  • 3 medium to large fresh peaches sliced

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×9 glass baking pan with nonstick spray then lay parchment paper over and spray the parchment paper. Leave a small overhang on each side of the pan. Set aside

    2. .In a large mixing bowl, add the sliced peaches, cinnamon, 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, and egg. Lightly toss them with a large spoon until evenly coated, being careful not to break up the peaches. Set aside.

    3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter and sugar with a rubber spatula. Then, add the vanilla and yogurt and mix again. Set that aside.

    4. Add flour and salt into the butter mixture. Use a pastry cutter or your clean cool hands to mix the dough. The dough will be crumbly.

    5. Press half the dough into the prepared baking pan and even it out with a spatula.

    6. Add the peaches over the crust in an even layer. Then, crumble the remaining dough over the top of the peaches.

    7. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until bubbly and lightly brown on top. Check after 35 minutes. Let the crumb cake cool almost completely. Either pick up the two ends of the parchment paper and lift out. Then, cut into bars or, you can cut into bars right in the pan. Enjoy!

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