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Summer heat means peach season is here, and this year I’m celebrating with these peach pie crumble bars. They have a buttery, shortbread-like base; a layer of sweet, juicy peaches; and a delicious, oatmeal crumble topping. Then I added just a drizzle of sweet vanilla glaze.
These peach bars combine the 2 best peach recipes around – peach pie & peach crumble into one delicious, easy peasy, peach recipe.
The key to any recipe with fresh fruit is starting with the best produce around. You want peaches that are sweet, soft, aromatic, & extra juicy. The kind that you need to eat over the sink because there’s so much juice running down your elbows. And that’s exactly why I always opt for BC Tree Fruits peaches.
They’re grown in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, and in season from late July til the first week in September. So when you’re grocery shopping, look for the BC Tree Fruits sticker so you know your peaches are premium quality.
Peach Pie Crumble Bar Recipe
These peach pie bars are so easy to make and such a perfect way to enjoy fresh peaches. The bars have 3 delicious layers – but the sweet, fragrant BC peaches are the star of the show.
The base is an easy shortbread recipe made from flour, powdered sugar, a little salt & melted butter. It gets pressed into the bottom of the pan and baked for about 15 minutes before the other layers go on top.
The middle layer is our juicy peaches. It’s basically a peach pie filling made with fresh BC peaches, cornstarch, sugar & a little lemon juice.
Then last but not least – the oatmeal crumble goes on top. It’s a crunchy oatmeal streusel with just a hint of cinnamon. Then the whole thing gets baked in the oven, and once they’re cooled it’s time to serve.
These peach pie crumble bars are delicious with a drizzle of sweet vanilla glaze or a scoop of ice cream. I also like them cold straight from the fridge.
They’re buttery, full of texture, and most importantly – filled with the juiciest Okanagan grown peaches. So head to the grocery store, look for the BC Tree Fruits sticker for the most delicious peaches around, then enjoy these peach pie crumble bars.
Peach Pie Crumble Bars
- 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅔ cup unsalted butter , melted
- 3 cups chopped peaches , about 4-5 large peaches
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice , or water
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- ¾ cup flour
- ¼ cup large flake oats , quick oats or old-fashioned oats work too
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅓ cup unsalted butter , melted
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4-5 tablespoons cream , or milk
- Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang around the edges.
- Make the Shortbread Base. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, powdered sugar & salt. Stir in the melted butter.
- Press the mixture into the bottom of the pan and bake for 15 minutes.
- As the base is baking, make the peach layer.
- Toss the chopped peaches with the sugar, lemon juice & cornstarch until the peaches & evenly coated.
- Make the Crumble Topping. In a medium bowl stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar. Then stir in the melted butter - it should resemble wet sand.
- Spread the peach mixture on top of the baked shortbread base. Then crumble the oatmeal crumble topping in your palms, and sprinkle over top of the peach layer.
- Bake in the preheated oven at 350F for 35-45 minutes, or until the top looks golden brown.
- Cool fully.
- In a small bowl whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla extract & cream until smooth. Add in a little more cream or powdered sugar as needed.
- Drizzle the glaze over top of the bars.