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Peach Bars

This easy Peach Bars recipe features a moist and tender almond flavored bar that’s laden with sweet, juicy peaches. Finished with a drizzle of sweet almond glaze, this is a favorite summer treat!

A Gooey Almond Peach Square on a Plate

Eating sweet, juicy peaches each August is always bittersweet for me.

  • the bitter = it’s a sure sign that summer is coming to an end
  • the sweet = do I even need to explain?!

Ohhhhh…they are such a treat, juice all dripping down my forearms, sweet and sticky with finest sugar.

Almond Peach Squares on a Rimmed Baking Pan

I prefer, without a doubt, to eat a peach simply peeled and sliced. When its golden flesh is just perfectly soft, barely able to contain its juices…it’s heaven in my hand.

But I also cannot deny slicing up a few peaches for Mom’s gorgeous lattice peach pie, my favorite peach bread, or a super easy and delicious peach cake with a thin crackly crust of cinnamon and sugar.

Peaches are great in savory and main dishes, too, and make a late summer meal extra special. This grilled pork tenderloin with peach glaze is one of our family’s favorite August meals. And a grilled peach salad with peach cumin dressing makes for a darn sweet lunch.

An Almond Peach Dessert Bar on a Spatula

Our girls fell head over heels for these almond peach bars, where a simple almond flavored bar is laden with tender peaches and drizzled with a sweet almond glaze. The recipe is a modification of a favorite childhood treat of mine, my mom’s cherry square bars. I thought that old recipe would take well to fresh peaches.

And I was right.

A Large Pan of Unsliced Almond Peach Squares

These peach squares would be most welcome at a late summer picnic or potluck. Baked in a larger jelly roll pan, they feed a crowd. That is, if everyone takes just one. Which could be a problem. ;)

A Gooey Almond Peach Square on a Plate

Peach Bars

Yield: 24
prep time: 20 minutes
cook time: 35 minutes
total time: 55 minutes
This easy Peach Bars recipe features a moist and tender almond flavored bar that's laden with sweet, juicy peaches. Finished with a drizzle of sweet almond glaze, this is a favorite summer treat!
4.3 Stars (8 Reviews)
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Ingredients

Bars:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at softened room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon Morton kosher salt

Peach filling:

  • 5 cups peeled and thinly-sliced, fresh ripe & juicy peaches (from about 4 to 5 large peaches)
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch cardamom

Almond glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cream
  • ½ teaspoon pure almond extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 17''x13'' pan with nonstick spray and set aside.

Bars:

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, incorporating well after each addition.
  • Add vanilla and almond extracts, and mix just to combine.
  • Slowly add flour and salt, and mix until just incorporated.
  • Spread ¾ of the bars dough into prepared pan in an even layer.

Peach filling:

  • In a medium bowl, fold together the peaches, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom.
  • Add peach filling over the bars dough in an even layer.
  • Using a teaspoon, drop the remaining ¼ of the bars dough over the peach layer, for a cobbler-like appearance.
  • Bake for about 35 minutes, or until the edges start to turn golden brown.

Almond glaze:

  • Stir together powdered sugar, cream, and almond extract until completely smooth. To thicken, add a little bit of powdered sugar. To thin, add a little bit of water. Drizzle glaze over the bars while the bars are still just slightly warm.
  • Allow bars and glaze to cool completely. Then cut into squares and serve.

Notes

Adapted from a favorite childhood recipe, Mom’s cherry squares.

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 1 Calories: 199kcal Carbohydrates: 42g Protein: 3g Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 34mg Sodium: 66mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 29g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Spoonacular. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your own favorite calculator.
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56 comments on “Peach Bars”

  1. Oh my goodness, I want to dive head first into one of the pictures you posted and never come out! I think we all agree, peaches are just one of the best fruits the summer has to offer. Headed to the market tomorrow and they are at the top of my list. Thanks Bremda and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Can summer never end?!? Oh I loved these bars and peaches!! So gorgeous and so delicious! I love that glaze on top too!

  3. Brilliant! I’ve been making the cherry bars for years (Mom’s recipe) and never once thought of peaches. I cannot wait to give this a try. Thanks so much!!

  4. Ummm! That looks great! Peaches are not quite ripe around here yet, so they are still costly. I love fresh peaches when they just at at their prime! Last year we picked some really good peaches. I hope to get to do that soon. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  5. Peaches are the best. Always and forever one of my very favorite fruits! I never really thought of having them with almonds before, but it just sounds so amazing!