Peach Apple Crumb Bars
Succulent peaches team up with sweet apples and a buttery crumb crust to make a great late summer treat. Try it with other fruits, too!
Prep Time 30 M
Cook Time 45 M
Recipe Yield 12 Servings
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Spray a 9″ x 13″ baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- First, work on the dough: Stir together 3 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt in a medium bowl.
- Using a pastry cutter or two large forks, cut in the butter until it resembles coarse sand.
- Form a well in the middle of the flour mixture and add the egg.
- Using the pastry cutter, beat the egg, then thoroughly incorporate it. The dough will be very crumbly.
- Spoon half of the dough into the baking pan and pat evenly on the bottom with your hands.
- Place pan and the remainder of the dough in the refrigerator for 15 – 20 minutes.
- Next, work on the filling: Put the peach and apple slices in a large bowl and mix with the lemon juice and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, stir together 1/2 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 tsp salt, baking spice, then add to the peach-apple mixture.
- Mix well using your hands.
- Spread the fruit mixture evenly over the crust.
- Using your hands, spread the remaining dough fruit layer.
- Bake for 45 minutes, or until the top is slightly brown.
- Cool completely before slicing.
When Dan and I were at the grocery store yesterday, he said he had a hankering for peaches, possibly as part of our Labor Day dinner. I toyed with several ideas, and when I saw a couple of lonely apples hanging out in our fruit basket, I knew I could make them BFFs in a tasty dessert. Here, succulent peaches team up with sweet apples and a buttery crumb crust to make a great late summer treat. You could try this with other types of fruit to great effect, I’m sure.