Peach Crumb Bars - VeryVera

Peach Crumb Bars

  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 45m
  • Yield: 9x13-inch pan of bars



  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 3 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 c unsalted butter cold, cut into cubes
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Peach Layer

  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 5 large peaches, peeled and diced (about 4 to 5 cups)
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice


  • 2 tbsp. cream cheese
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 tbsp. milk (more or less for desired consistency)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare a 13x9 inch glass baking dish or dark metal pan with grease or spray. Set aside.


  1. In a medium bowl whisk together sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Using a pastry cutter, blend in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse sand.
  2. Add the lightly beaten egg and mix until the dough starts to hold together, but is still crumbly. Gently press a little more than half the dough into the prepared pan.

Peach Mixture

  1. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon.
  2. Drizzle the lemon juice over the peaches and toss to coat.
  3. Add the diced peaches and toss to combine.
  4. Pour the peach mixture over the crust and spread evenly.
  5. Using your hands, press together handfuls of the remaining crumb topping to create clumps. Scatter the clumps and remaining crumbled topping over the fruit layer leaving some peaches showing through.
  6. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Cool completely then chill before cutting and icing.


  1. Stir the cream cheese to loosen.
  2. Add the powdered sugar, almond extract, and milk. Add more milk for a thinner consistency.
  3. Drizzle on the bars just before serving.