Peach Crumb Bars are made with an oatmeal crust and topping and a yummy peach filling. This delicious and easy to make dessert can be made with fresh, frozen or canned peaches.
What is a Peach Crumb Bar?
These peach bars are made with an oatmeal crust topped with a delicious peach filling and a crumb topping. The filling really is a combination between peach cobbler and peach pie. You just can't go wrong there, can you?
The topping is the same as the crust, but it's crumbled over the peach filling. The whole pan is baked until all that peach filling is nice and bubbly and the topping is browned.
You could eat this straight out of the oven, but the bars won't hold together. If you want to cut these into bars, you'll need to have some patience and let the bars fully cool.
Can I make these ahead of time?
These bars are best eaten the same day they are baked. The bars become too moist if made too far ahead of time.
How do I make peach crumb bars?
- Mix flour, oats, cinnamon, brown sugar, salt and baking powder together
- Add melted butter
- Mix with a spoon until well combine
- Pour half of the oat mixture into a greased baking dish.
- Press mixture down into pan
- Bake for for 15 minutes
- Peel and chop peaches. Combine peaches, corn starch, brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl
- Spoon peaches onto crust. Do not use all the juices from the peaches. I used a slotted spoon and got some of the juice, but left the rest behind.
- Crumble remaining oat mixture onto peaches
- Bake for 45-50 minutes
- Allow bars to fully cool before slicing and serving
Do I use fresh or frozen peaches?
You can use either fresh or frozen peaches in this recipe. I've been making these during fresh peach season but it's just as delicious when only frozen peaches are available. To use frozen peaches, allow peaches to thaw first and then follow recipe directions. You could also use canned peaches for these bars. Just drain the peaches before using.
Tips for making Peach Bars
- Use old fashioned oats (also called rolled oats) for this recipe. These oats are hearty and will hold their shape.
- Peel your peaches. Some peaches can be peeled raw by just using a paring knife. Others will need to be blanched first and then peeled. Try paring first and then move to blanching if needed.
- This recipe calls for 5 cups of chopped peaches which is approximately 5 large peaches. If you end up with a bit more than 5 cups, just add them in. The filling doesn't require precise measurements.
- Allow bars to fully cool before cutting and removing from pan.
- Serve at room temperature or chilled, if desired.
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Peach Crumb Bars
- 5 cups peaches (peeled, pitted and chopped)
- 3 Tablespoons corn starch
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and salt together.
- Add butter and stir until combined.
- Place half the crust mixture into a 9 x 13" greased baking dish. Press mixture down so it makes an even crust.
- Bake crust in a preheated 375 degree oven for 15 minutes.
- Combine peaches, corn starch, brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.
- Allow baked crust to cool slightly.
- Spoon peaches out and place on top of crust. Don't use all the excess juice from the peaches.
- Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 45-50 minutes.
- Allow bars to fully cool before slicing and serving.
- Bars are best eaten on the same day as baked
- Fresh or frozen peaches may be used. If using frozen, allow peaches to thaw before using.
- Use a slotted spoon to remove peach mixture. Some juice added to the bars is okay, but the extra juice should be discarded.