Peach Bars


Mid-August=peaches. It was a hot day for peach and nectarine picking but we enjoyed walking through the rows of trees, heavy with fruit, at an orchard a few towns away. Once home, we got straight to work making a sort of shortbread cookie dough.


Ethan likes to be the one that twists or “cracks the code” in order to open the peach.


We sauteed two sliced peaches in a sprinkling of sugar and a dash of nutmeg.


About 3/4 of the dough is spread into a nine inch pan and the peaches are layered over the top.


The remaining dough is dropped on top of the sweet peaches to create a crumble topping.


And the rest is history.

Peach Bars

  • Servings: makes 9 bars
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  • 2 medium sized peaches
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Slice peaches and place into a skillet. Sprinkle granulated sugar and nutmeg over peaches and cook on medium for 5 minutes.

In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy using a handheld mixer. Add egg and vanilla and mix until fully incorporated.

In a small bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture and mix until all flour is incorporated.

Spread 3/4 of the dough into a 9×9 pan. Arrange peach slices over top and dot remaining dough over the top of the peaches.

Bake for 30 minutes or until light browned. Let cool on a wire rack before slicing.


Or try these peach recipes:




8 Comments Add yours

  1. Angela G. says:

    Mmm, this looks lovely! Thank you for sharing! :) xx


    1. Jodi says:

      Thanks Angie :)


  2. Eva says:



  3. Mary Shepherd says:

    Aloha Jodi!!! I can’t get good peaches here. Do you think I could substitute mango or papaya, or something like that? Or do you think those are too juicy?

    Loving your recipes as always! Mary



    1. Jodi says:

      Mary! I think mango would be wonderful while substituting ginger for the nutmeg, maybe.
      Thank you so much for your lasting support, it is appreciated more than you could know! Jodi xoxo


  4. stateeats says:

    Hi Jodi – peach anything is good with me. Will have to try these bars soon, they look delish! -Kat

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  5. Jodi says:

    Thanks Kat! A perfectly ripe juicy peach is worth its weight in gold!


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