PEACHES AND CREAM BARS




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Originally posted August 8, 2011 – What do you do when you have a recipe fail for the cake portion of a peach cake, and you are left with a huge bowl of beautiful peaches? You go to the archives, right? The old photos of these Peaches and Cream Bars weren’t even terrible, but I still used them as the excuse to make these bars again. They are super rich, buttery, and gooey, and a little bar goes a long way – but I l-o-v-e these things. The buttery crust with the sweet peaches – this is my idea of taking advantage of peach season!


If there is one food that I can’t wait to come in season here in Utah, it’s peach season. I LOVE Utah peaches. Now, I’ve never been to Georgia before, and I know that they are known for their peaches, but I’m guessing that a Utah peach would rival a Georgia peach! And now that August has hit, it is finally peach season here. I’ve been watching as people all over the country have been enjoying peaches, and I’ll admit I get quite jealous. But now I can start cooking up all of these peach ideas I have in my head!

And because I love Utah peaches so much, and because I do have a ton of ideas, I decided that this week is going to be peach week! I have 6 great peach recipes for you to enjoy! (Plus a bonus non-peach recipe this afternoon, along with a giveaway!!) I’m looking forward to sharing lots of great peach ideas with you – both sweet and savory. Just because peaches are sweet doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate them into your dinner!

Up first is the first recipe that popped into my head when I thought of peaches. It all started with peaches and cream, which I absolutely love. And then I remembered a recipe that I made way back in 2008 for Blackberry Pie Bars. Joy the Baker also made this recipe famous with her Berry Cobbler Pie Bars. And I couldn’t help but think of how great these bars would be with peaches.

I was right.  These bars were delicious.  The buttery, shortbread crust goes perfectly with the creamy peach filling.  And we all know how much I love a crumb topping!! Now I can only imagine what other fruit this recipe would be great with!

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