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Peach Crumb Bars

I had the most beautiful peaches and really wanted to bake with them. I started with my blueberry crumb bar recipe, and after a couple of tries, I was so happy with the results. My co-worker taste testers were, too! —Amy Burns, Newman, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 9 medium peaches, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Whisk flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; cut in shortening until crumbly. In another bowl, whisk egg and vanilla until blended; add to flour mixture, stirring with a fork until crumbly.
  • Reserve 2-1/2 cups crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • Toss peaches with almond extract. In another bowl, mix cornstarch and remaining sugar; add to peaches and toss to coat. Spread over crust; sprinkle with reserved topping.
  • Bake until lightly browned and filling is bubbly, 40-45 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • If you're craving a bit of summer in the off-season, try making these bars with canned peaches. Just substitute 5-1/2 cups canned peaches (drained well before measuring) for the fresh fruit.
  • Want a bold and fresh flavor combination? Try sprinkling minced fresh basil over these right before serving. The anise-y bite pairs surprisingly well with the juicy fruit flavor.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 bar: 207 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 73mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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    • TracyKingsley
      Jul 7, 2020

      No comment left

    • barbara
      Jun 24, 2020

      I have some beautiful just ripe peaches and went looking for a recipe to bake with them. I came across this recipe and saw that it was rated with five stars so I thought I'd give it a try. Unfortunately I do not share the high opinion of this recipe with the other reviewers. The number of peaches (9) is not a clear enough amount as the size of peaches varies greatly, perhaps a cup amount? In addition the use of shortening offered up a tasteless topping and crust. I could try to change it with the addition of slivered almonds or oats by I'm not going to bother, I'll find another recipe.

    • Gary
      Jun 19, 2020

      I haven’t tried these yet, but I wondered if they can be frozen for a later date?

    • Kristi
      Jun 16, 2020

      IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE PLATFORM DIRECT YOUR COMPLAINTS TO TOH! I’m sure they do not read each review. These sound delicious. I think I will try them with butter instead of shortening.

    • T Fred
      Jun 9, 2020

      SHORTENING?!?!? How about butter instead ... That work?

    • Nan Mock
      Feb 2, 2019

      Made these to bring to a school potluck dinner and everyone loved them! (It was for my sons Speech team, so I labeled the bars "Speach Crumb Bars" - haha!) The touch of cinnamon is especially nice with the peaches. The fresh peaches at my grocery didn't look great so I used a 28-ounce can of yellow cling peach halves instead, and the bars were delicious.

    • charlenepaugustyn
      Jun 28, 2018

      While I was trying to copy this recipe, those pop up ads kept coming up

    • bd54
      Jun 5, 2018

      I haven't made it, but will as soon as good peaches are available in my area. Sounds delicious

    • Kimberly
      May 3, 2018

      No comment left

    • mswhitejr
      Jan 15, 2018

      Love these! I have also used Gf flour and they wonderful!