EASY Peach Crumble Bars

"With juicy and sweet peach filling between layers of shortbread crust, these Peach Crumble Bars are the ultimate dessert bar. As a bonus, they’re incredibly easy to make with basic pantry ingredients!"

RENEE NICOLE'S KITCHEN

INGREDIENTS

For the filling – large peaches – sugar – cornstarch dissolved in cold water – salt – vanilla extract

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INGREDIENTS

For the shortbread – flour – sugar – cornstarch – salt – cardamom – frozen butter

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Yield

prep time

20 MINUTES

total time

16 BARS

Peach Crumble Bars

1 HOUR 5 MINUTES

1. Preheat oven to 350º.

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2. Blanch peaches, then peel and chop.

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3. In a medium sauce pot combine peaches, 1/4 cup sugar, cornstarch slurry, and pinch of salt.

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4. Bring to a boil, drop heat and simmer 10 minutes to dissolve sugar and thicken the sauce.

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5. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, and set aside.

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6. Combine together flour, sugar cornstarch, salt, and cardamom in a medium mixing bowl. Using a box grater, grate frozen butter and add into the flour mixture, crumbling to break up any chunks of butter. Butter should be pea sized or smaller.

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7. Line a 9” square pan with parchment paper. Press 2/3 of the mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan, ensuring the corners are filled and the paper is pressed flat against the sides of the pan. Pour the filing over the crust.

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8. With the remaining shortbread, gently climb the butter together to create bigger chunks of crumble, then cover with remaining shortbread.

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9. Bake crumble bars for 45 - 55 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.

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10. Remove from the oven. Let cool at room temperature for 1 hour to set.

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Enjoy!

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