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Peach Crumble Bars

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Peach Crumble Bars are a delicious way to use up those fresh peaches! This isn’t just a good Peach Crumble Bars recipe. It is the BEST peach crumb bar recipe! As delicious as peach cobbler or peach pie but in a travel friendly form. 



Yummy, juicy peaches sandwiched between a buttery crust and crumb topping. Yum! These fresh peach crumb bars are going to be a crowd pleaser for all your summer plans!

I love it when you can use one bowl and the same mixture for the crust and topping! Easier and less mess! You don’t need to pre bake the crust either! Less time! If I could give you just a whiff of the enticing aroma coming from my kitchen when I bake these delicious bars you’d be running to the nearest peach farm! Seriously! You’re going to love them.



What Ingredients Do You Need?

For the Crumble:

  • Flour: All purpose is perfect here. Think pantry ingredients!
  • Sugar: You didn’t think you could make Peach Crumble Bars without sugar did you?!
  • Baking Powder: Increases the volume and lightens the texture of your crumble.
  • Salt: Salt is such an important spice. It’s really underestimated.
  • Cinnamon: Just a touch but it adds so much flavor!
  • Butter: You’ll want to use cold butter diced up.
  • Egg: Just one is all you need.



For the Peach Filling:

  • Peaches: Use fresh for best flavor but it’s ok if you need to use frozen in a pinch! Peeled is the way I prefer but if you love those skins you can leave them on too.
  • Lemon Juice: This is not going to turn your dessert sour so don’t worry! It is delicious and helps preserve your peaches.
  • Flour: Flour helps thicken up your peaches so you don’t have runny bars.
  • Sugar: Same as for the crumble! How can you make a mouthwatering dessert without sugar?
  • Salt: Don’t skip the salt! 
  • Cinnamon: A little more than in the crumble/crust. You’re going to love it.
  • Nutmeg: A secret ingredient! Cinnamon and nutmeg are best buddies.



How to Make Peach Crumble Bars

  1.  Prepare your crust.  Mix your crust ingredients together and then press 2/3 of your crust into your pan and leave the remaining 1/3 to sprinkle on top!
  2. Prepare your filling.  This is going to look a lot like peach pie and that’s a good thing!  Don’t worry if it’s juicy, the flour in the recipe will help thicken up your sauce.
  3. Top Crust. This helps keep your hands clean when eating these with your fingers, the top crust adds a little crunch and flavor!
  4. Bake & Serve.  If you serve right out of the oven, you’ll definitely want a scoop of ice cream. Otherwise, chill them to allow the filling to set fully and serve.



Pro tip:

  • Practice patience: If you cut into these right away they are going to be sloppy. Delicious. But sloppy. Chill them in the fridge for best cutting results.
  • Mix and match fruits: There’s nothing that says you HAVE to use peaches here. You can always try substituting for other fruits, or even doing a mixture of half peaches with another favorite fruit.
  • Fresh fruit: The fresher the fruit, the tastier these crumble bars are going to be!



How Do You Pick the Best Peaches?

  • The power of smell! Ripe peaches are going to be very fragrant.
  • You want peaches that are firm but slightly soft when squeezed. If you have ever tried to pick a ripe avocado, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.
  • Check for bruises or open cuts. This should be obvious but avoid picking ones with obvious problems.
  • Look for vivid, full hues of color. Avoid those that look pale. They aren’t ripe yet.
  • The large peaches are full of more sugar. You’ll want to select the largest you can for optimum desserts.



How to Peel a Peach

You have two options here.

  1. You can always use a sharp paring knife and take the skin off the old fashioned way.
  2. The second option is to drop the peach into a pot of boiling water for 15-20 seconds, remove with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl of ice water. Once the peaches are cool the skin should pull right off easily with your fingers.



Can I Use Canned Peaches in Peach Crumble Bars?

If you are cooking in the off season or you are in a rush and need to use what’s in your cupboard, feel free to use canned peaches.

You are going to want to drain the liquid from the peaches before putting them in the recipe. The flavor is not going to be as great as when you use fresh but it’ll still be quite flavorful.  

If you’re worried your peach bars wont be sweet enough, add a little of this Peach Jam to the recipe to jazz up canned peaches.



Can I Use Frozen Peaches in Peach Crumble Bars?

If you don’t have fresh peaches, this is really your second best option. Allow them time to thaw to make sure your bars don’t turn out too wet. Same as with the canned, this option isn’t quite as flavorful as using fresh peaches but you’ll still love it, guaranteed.



How Do I Store Peach Crumble Bars?

Place your peach cobbler crumb bars in an airtight container for the best storage. They should stay good in your fridge for about 3-5 days.

Can I Freeze Peach Crumble Bars?

You sure can! The best way to store them is to wrap each bar individually and then store inside an airtight container. Wrapped individually will preserve them longer and also allow you to only take out what you need. They will stay good for 3 months.



Can I Serve Ice Cream with Peach Crumble Bars?

Not only can you serve ice cream with peach crumble bars, you SHOULD serve ice cream! Don’t get me wrong, fresh peach crumb bars are a stand alone dessert, but paired with some ice cream? Oh my goodness. 

If you serve them slightly warm the ice cream will melt just the slightest bit and even looking at it will leave you drooling. It is heavenly.  I suggest trying these with Raspberry Ice Cream.  The flavors of peach and raspberry are delicious!  



More Fruit Desserts You’ll Love:

Peach Crumble Bars are the perfect way to use your peaches that will leave everyone begging for more. Luscious, sweet peaches sandwiched between a rich crust and crumb topping. I can’t wait to hear how you like it!


Yield: 24 Bars

Peach Crumble Bars

Fresh Peach Crumb Bars - a bar on a spatula, ready to eat

Peach Crumble Bars are a delicious way to use up those fresh peaches! This isn’t just a good Peach Crumble Bars recipe. It is the BEST peach crumb bar recipe! As delicious as peach cobbler or peach pie but in a travel friendly form. 

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • For the Crumble:
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  • 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) butter, cold and diced
  • 1 egg
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  • For the Peach Filling:
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  • 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


  1. Preheat the oven to 375*F
  2. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper or nonstick foil.
  3. In medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt cinnamon and butter. blend with a pastry knife or a forks until pea sized crumbles.
  4. Add the egg and mix well.
  5. Place 3/4 of the mixture into casserole dish and press well with hands or bottom of a glass to create a dense crust.
  6. Set remaining crumble mixture aside.
  7. In new medium bowl add diced peaches and lemon juice together.
  8. Add flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and gently fold until well mixed.
  9. Pour peach mixture on top of crust.
  10. Sprinkle remaining crumble mixture on top of peaches.
  11. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden.
  12. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  13. If you serve immediately, the mixture will be more like a peach cobbler and sloppy. However if you chill in the fridge these will cut into beautiful bars.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 136mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 2gSugar: 40gProtein: 5g

Nutritional information is estimated, not exact.

Recipe from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen

Originally Posted: September 16, 2014

Text Updated: July 27, 2018

Photo & Text Updated: October 3, 2020

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