For a quick, easy and mouthwatering summer treat
try this fruity and buttery peach crumble barsThere is nothing like a bite of a delicious fruit-filled dessert when peaches are in season. Especially when they are as juicy and tasty as this summer.
I simply love the natural sweetness of the ripe peaches squooshed between two layers of shortbread-buttery flavored crumble. With just the perfect amount of crunchiness coming from the rolled oats mixed in the dough, and gooey-ness from the bubbling juice released by the peaches while baking.
I posted a similar recipe before for blueberry crumble bars. Just as tempting and as summery.
I'm now debating about what I love the most. The crumble bursting with blueberries and a hint of lemon flavor, or peaches with a touch of cinnamon... Man oh man, it's not an obvious choice. NOT easy at all.
I guess we don't have to play favorites right now. It's summer after all. Both fruits are readily available and you can try them both.
And now that I think of it, here is a brilliant idea. The next crumble I'll whip up will have blueberries AND peaches. Ha! Problem solved.
I know it's a summer and you don't feel like baking. But when you see how easy and quick this recipe is, you'll want to turn on your oven to bake these. NOW! No matter how hot and sweaty it's going to get ;)
For the dough:
- 4 oz (115 gr) - one stick of unsalted butter, melted
- 1 ½ cups (225 gr) of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup (90 gr) of old fashion, rolled oats
- ½ cup (100 gr) of sugar
- ¼ cup packed (50 gr) of brown sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 4 medium, or 3 large of fresh peach slices (325 gr no peel/no seed)
- 1/3 cup (65 gr) of sugar
- 1 tablespoon (8 gr) of cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Preparation time: one hour
1. Preheat the oven to 375° F (190° C). Melt the butter in double boiler, or in the microwave for about 40 or 50 seconds. I set the microwave for 30 seconds, check and check every other 10 seconds. Let it cool down.
2. In a bowl, mix the flour, oats, regular sugar, brown sugars and salt.
6. Distribute the peaches evenly over the dough.
Sprinkle the top of the peaches with the remaining dough that was set aside. I like to see bigger pieces of dough on top, so I squeeze the dough in my hand before crumbling it on top.