Peach Crumb Bars
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Makes: Makes 24 bars
 
Ingredients
Peach Filling:
  • 5 cups peaches, pitted and diced (about 5 large, ripe peaches)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon cardamom
Crust:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup cold heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. For the Peach Filling: Position rack in center of oven. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 13x9-inch baking pan with nonstick spray; set aside.
  2. Toss the peaches, sugar, cinnamon and cardamom together in a bowl and allow t sit while you make crust. (You can substitute nutmeg for the cardamom, if you like).
  3. For the Crust: Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture with a fork or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl whisk together egg, cream and vanilla extract and pour into dry mixture; gently stir until just combined.
  4. Scatter half of the crumb mixture the prepared pan and use fingers to press into an even layer. Scrape peach mixture and any juice evenly over bottom crust, then use fingers to make small clumps with the crumb topping and scatter it evenly over the top.
  5. Bake for about 40 to 45 minutes or until top crumbs have just begin to color light brown. Cool on a rack for 5 minutes, then cut into bars. These are best served warm and really should be eaten the same day. (They get a bit soggy after that).
Recipe by Bakepedia at https://www.bakepedia.com/peach-crumb-bars/