Peach Crumble Bars

Ok, I admit it! I have a slight obsession with crumble bars. Ever since I made the Raspberry Crumb Breakfast Bars last September, whenever I see a recipe for a fruit crumble bar I have to make it! These peach crumble bars are one of the easiest desserts you can make and are perfect to bring to a summer get together. A thick and buttery bottom layer smeared with a sweet peach filling and topped with a buttery crumbly topping. Seriously, I am warning you, brace yourself for some dangerously addicting sweet peachy goodness! Want to make this dessert over the top? Just serve with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Mmmm… 😀

Peach Crumble Bars

A thick and buttery bottom layer smeared with a sweet peach filling and topped with a buttery crumbly topping.

Yield: 24 bars


For the Crumble:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold
1 egg, lightly beaten
For the Peach Filling:
5 cups diced peaches (about 7 peaches, peeled)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9-by-13-inch glass or light-colored metal baking pan. Put a long piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, letting the parchment extend up the two short sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. (This will make it easy to remove the bars from the pan after they have baked.) Butter the parchment.
For the Crumble: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon on low speed. Add the butter, toss with a fork to coat with the flour mixture. Add egg and mix on medium-low speed until the texture resembles coarse cornmeal, with the butter pieces no larger than small peas. Pat half of dough into the prepared pan. Place reserved half aside. Place the pan and the remainder of the dough in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
For the Peach Filling: In medium bowl, gently toss diced peaches and lemon juice together; set aside.
In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour over the peaches and mix gently.
Spread the peach mixture evenly over the crust. Crumble the remaining dough over the peach layer.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until top is slightly brown. Cool completely on wire rack then transfer to the refrigerator to chill before cutting into squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Source: adapted from Brown Eyed Baker originally adapted from Smitten Kitchen and Allrecipes

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46 Responses to “Peach Crumble Bars”

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    Anita Menon — July 31, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    I have max number of bookmarked recipes off your blog. Needless to say, these bars are no exception. They really look so good

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    jennknee — July 31, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

    You are really starting to outdo yourself with all these summery delightful, delectable treats! Great pictures too :)

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    katshealthcorner — July 31, 2011 @ 1:53 pm


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    yumtherapy — July 31, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

    The peaches at my farmer’s market are just BEGGING to be made into this dessert :)

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    Maris (In Good taste) — July 31, 2011 @ 4:20 pm

    Love them!

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    chicaandaluza — July 31, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

    It´s peach season here and I adore crumble…I´ll just have to make these :)

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    Amy — July 31, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

    I never think to make fruit desserts..I don’t know what’s wrong with me! This sounds so perfect, especially in the summer months.

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    Cindy B. — July 31, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

    Look delicious, I wonder what it would taste like with a mango filling?

  9. #
    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — July 31, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    I have to make these NOW!

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    Joyti — August 1, 2011 @ 6:12 am

    Bars are great…so nice and convenient and delicious. These peach ones look perfect, pretty and summery

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    Tinkerbelle — August 1, 2011 @ 7:25 am

    these look so moreish!!

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    Judy — August 1, 2011 @ 8:31 am

    In a couple of weeks, peaches will be at their peak here in CO, will have to try this if we have any left from eating them out of our hand :)

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    freshandfoodie — August 1, 2011 @ 11:24 am

    Oh my, these look just amazing! Perfect for summer. I love peaches but never really use them in desserts — baking fail!

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    The Teenage Taste — August 1, 2011 @ 11:36 am

    I think the peach version might be my favorite flavor of these! They look amazing and totally drool-worthy! Thanks for sharing, Christina! 😀

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    Sasha @ The Procrastobaker — August 1, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

    Ive not much experience of peaches in baked goods, but i simply love them as a fruit so can only imagine how gorgeously fresh and delicious these are :)

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    Heavenly Housewife — August 1, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    Gosh these look fabulous daaaaaahling! I don’t think I’d be able to stop after just one though. Add in some ice cream, and I’ll be gaining 5 pounds, guaranteed.
    *kisses* HH

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — August 4, 2011 @ 9:32 am

    I love any fruit crumble anything, these need to be in my kitchen asap!

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  20. #
    thefooddoctor — August 14, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    I adore crumble bars! and yours look heavenly!

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    Amanda Herzog Carter — August 25, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    Great recipe! If you really like peach flavor, I would cut the amount of sugar in the filling in half. I reduced it by a quarter cup and its still a bit too sweet for me. Otherwise, very easy and delicious!

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    Ambro Wright — August 29, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

    This is in the oven right now! It smells so good!

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    Angie — September 4, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

    Made them! Thanks for the recipe! Got the pics from Pinterest which lead me here. Off I go to take these and your Whoopie pies to a BBQ. I am sure they will be a hit!

    • Christina replied: — September 7th, 2011 @ 6:34 pm

      I am so glad that you enjoyed them! I hope that everyone at the BBQ did as well! Thanks for sharing how they turned out for you! :)

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    Lisa Price — May 22, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    Made them with fresh mango and some very tart, sweet pitted cherries – HEAVEN!

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    Glenda Kay Reynolds-Parks — August 10, 2012 @ 10:15 pm

    I love anything Peach! This looks and sounds
    so delicious, can’t wait to try them!

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    hotlyspiced — August 12, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

    That’s a delicious looking crumble bar. I imagine it would be very good with apricots as well.

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    Susan — August 17, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    Made these tonight to celebrate our sons 4 month birthday. We make a treat every month and take a picture with him and the treat. Makes great memories for us.
    Crumble bars where have you been all my life? They were delicious.
    Couldn’t wait for them to cool, so ate them warm with ice cream.

    • Christina replied: — August 18th, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

      What a great idea!! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the bars…They are one of my favorite recipes to make in the summer! :)

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    Kimberly — August 2, 2013 @ 2:34 pm

    I’m so excited I found this because yesterday my neighbor gave me a box of peaches from his peach tree and they are pretty ripe. I didn’t know what I was going to do with them all. I’m making this recipe as soon as I get home from work!

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    Sherrie Matthews — August 17, 2013 @ 6:31 pm

    I am going to try this with some dried apricots that I have that really need to be used soon. I will of course rehydrate them first, but them use as the peaches. I think it will be great. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Kathy — September 1, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    Looks so good! I love anything peach. Must try this. Thanks for sharing.

    I’m just getting started in the blogging world… week old. Hope you’ll stop by and say Hi @ Melding Magic.

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    Cooking Gal — September 1, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    Awesome recipe! I’ve made it 2x now and everybody LOVES it. I like to warm it up a few seconds with a gallop of homemade vanilla ice cream. Yummy!!!!

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    angela counts — January 16, 2014 @ 6:08 pm

    can you use canned peaches or frozen?

    • Christina replied: — January 17th, 2014 @ 7:45 am

      Hi Angela,

      Yes you can use canned or frozen peaches. If using frozen I would let them thaw before using though. If you give them a try I would love to hear how it works out for you! :)

  39. #
    Emily — August 17, 2014 @ 10:52 pm

    Great recipe, thank you for sharing! Just made this with some fresh peaches and turned out great. :)

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    mary — September 5, 2014 @ 10:31 pm

    I made these today and they are delicious and super easy!

    • Christina replied: — September 13th, 2014 @ 1:58 pm

      So happy to hear you enjoyed the peach bars, Mary! :) They’re one of my favorites this time of year! Thanks so much for letting me know how they turned out! :)

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    J Harrow — August 23, 2015 @ 6:18 pm

    Just made these but couldn’t wait for them to cool. Spooned it up warm and wished for some vanilla ice cream. Will definitely make them again!

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    The Style Sisters — September 2, 2015 @ 1:56 pm

    I am highlighting your amazing peach crumble bars on my blog today. WE loved them!!

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