Peach Cobbler Bars
As I write this post, it is 113 degrees outside and predicted to get to a high of 115 today. I would say summer has arrived in Arizona even though it may not be here officially yet. The funny thing is I am not sad about it although it is our hardest season due to the heat. My husband and I were just talking today about looking forward to the monsoons which usually start in early July. It may sound strange, but with the monsoons we often get a lot of rain and thunderstorms and some amazing sunsets.
It also tends to help lower the heat a bit and adds interest to an otherwise long period of what at times can be unbearable weather. Anyway, another reason I am not sad about summer being here is the arrival of peach season!
The first of the summer peaches arrived at Trader Joe’s last week, and I bought my first box. They were as sweet and delicious as I remembered them! I have so many plans for them, it was hard to decide where to start, but this week I made Peach Cobbler Bars. They are sweet and buttery and full of peach flavor. The title describes them perfectly, just like eating peach cobbler only in bar form. One of the things I liked about them is the peaches are folded into a mixture of sugar and sour cream which gives the middle layer a creaminess that pairs perfectly with the peaches and a wonderful texture. They just melt in your mouth!
I served these bars to some family and friends when they came over for game night. They really seemed to enjoy them, and were easy to eat while we played. By the way, we found a new game our family just loves. It is called Spyfall. It is a great game for a group of people. It is really easy to learn and is kind of like Clue in card form only more simple.
During the summer here, we tend to play a lot more games as no one wants to be outside. It would be a fun game to play with kids while they are on summer break as well. Whatever your summer looks like, whether you’re enjoying the outdoors or stuck inside, these Peach Crumble Bars would be a great addition to your table!
Peach Crumble Bars
For the Crust and Topping:
- 3 c all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ c sugar
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 ½ c (3 sticks) butter, chilled
For the Filling:
- 4 large eggs
- 2 c sugar
- 1 c sour cream
- ¾ c all-purpose flour
- pinch of salt
- 2 pounds peaches, pitted and sliced thin (I used 7 medium to large peaches)
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Grease a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray; set aside.
- For the crust and topping, in the bowl of a mixer, combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Mix with the paddle attachment until combined. Cut the butter into small pieces and add in a few at a time. Mix until the butter is evenly combined and the mixture appears crumbly.
- Take out 1 ½ cups of the mixture and set aside.
- Press remaining mixture into the prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 12-15 minutes. Let cool for at least 10 minutes.
- For the filling, in a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar. Add in the sour cream, flour, and salt. Fold in the sliced peaches. Pour over the cooked crust.
- Take the remaining 1 ½ cups of the dry mixture and sprinkle over the top of the peaches.
- Bake until the top is lightly browned and the filling is set, 45 to 50 minutes.
- Cool at least 1 hour before cutting into bars (a couple of hours or overnight is best). Serve cold or room temperature.
- Refrigerate any leftovers.
Recipe from Cook AZ I Do, originally by Taste and Tell