Peach Pie Bars
The taste of peaches are delightful and nothing beats the classic taste of Peach Pie. But sometimes, you don’t have time to make a full pie. Thankfully, you can still get the same great taste of a homemade Peach Pie in a much easier way: Peach Pie Bars!
This quick and easy bake is the perfect dessert treat when you can’t be bothered with the hassle of making a full-course pie. Making Peach Pie Bars require only a little bit of preparation and a few simple ingredients. In less than an hour, you can be enjoying a delicious and wholesome dessert your friends and family will surely love.
To bake the most delectable of Peach Pie Bars, you will need the following ingredients:
• 2 cups of all-purpose flour
• ¾ cup of butter
• ½ cup of granulated sugar
• 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
• 2 cans of sliced peaches
• 1 container of cream cheese
• 2/3 cup of light brown sugar
In addition, you will need some extra utensils for baking, such as a 9×13 inch baking dish for the bars, a large bowl for the crust, and measuring cups and spoons for the ingredients.
How to Make the Perfect Peach Pie Bars
Once you have your ingredients ready, you can start baking your Peach Pie Bars. Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F. Then, in your bowl, mix the flour, butter, and granulated sugar until you have a crumbly mixture.
Next, add half of the crumbly mixture to a 9×13 inch baking dish and spread it evenly. After that, set aside the remaining crumbly mixture for later and place the baking dish with the crumbly mixture in the preheated oven. Bake the mixture for 10 minutes, then remove it from the oven when it turns golden-brown.
Once your crust has finished baking, time to assemble the rest of your Peach Pie Bars. Begin by draining most of the liquid from the 2 cans of peaches you prepared earlier. Then, in a separate bowl, cream together the cream cheese and light brown sugar until it becomes creamy and light.
Now spread the remaining crumbly mixture from earlier on top of the baked crust in your 9×13 inch baking dish. Once you’ve spread the crumbly mixture, sprinkle the ground cinnamon on top. After that, spread the drained peaches evenly on top of the crumbly mixture and cinnamon.
Finally, spread the creamy light brown and cream cheese mixture on top of the peaches. Once your Peach Pie Bars is fully assembled and layered, bake it in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. When it’s done, your Peach Pie Bars is ready to serve!
Serving Suggestions and Variations
Peach Pie Bars work best when served with a scoop of your favorite ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream on top. To give your Peach Pie Bars a special twist, you can also add some crunchy and chewy additions like chopped nuts or chocolate chips.
Additionally, you can also make your Peach Pie Bars even more custardy by replacing the cream cheese with a can of sweetened condensed milk. For a healthier twist, use Greek yogurt instead and sweeten it with some honey.
Making Peach Pie Bars is a great—and easy—way to enjoy the wonderful taste of traditional Peach Pie in a fraction of the time. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make a delicious and wholesome dessert your friends and family will surely go crazy for. So, instead of going for the usual pie, why not make some Peach Pie Bars for a change?
Indeed, for any occasion, whether it’s a potluck or a family gathering, these Peach Pie Bars are sure to be an instant hit. So why not give it a try the next time you’re feeling like baking something special? Enjoy your Peach Pie Bars!