Peach Bars with Almond Drizzle

Spectacular four-layer dessert bars with a shortbread crust, a peach and sour cream layer, a streusel topping, and an almond powdered sugar icing.

Peach Bars with Almond Drizzle

INGREDIENTS
CRUST:
  1. 1 1/2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour bleached flour toughens baked goods
  2. 1 1/2 sticks cold butter
  3. 1/8 tsp. salt
  4. 1/2 cup sugar
FILLING:
  1. 2 large eggs 
  2. 1/3 cup UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  3. 1 cup sugar
  4. 1/2 cup sour cream
  5. 1/8 tsp. sea salt or kosher salt
  6. 2 cups peaches peeled and finely diced
ALMOND DRIZZLE:
  1. 1 cup powdered sugar
  2. 5 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  3. 1 tsp. almond extract
INSTRUCTIONS
CRUST:
  • Stir flour, salt and sugar together.
  • Add butter and cut in with a pastry blender until well blended.
  • Reserve 1 cup crumbs.
  • Pour remaining crumbs into a greased 9x13” baking dish and press down firmly.
  • Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
  • Top with filling and bake an additional 50-60 minutes or until filling ingredients are set.
  • Cool 15 minutes before adding almond drizzle.
FILLING:
  • Whisk eggs, flour, sugar, sour cream and salt together.
  • Gently fold in peaches.
  • Pour peach mixture over top of baked crust layer.
  • Sprinkle filling layer with remaining cup of crumbs.
  • Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until set.
  • Cool 15 minutes before adding almond drizzle.