peach crumb bars


For the crumble:
1c cold butter
1 egg, lightly beaten
3c flour
1c sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

For peach filling:
5c diced peaches (6-7 peaches)
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2c flour
3/4c brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla

Make the peach filling by combining peaches, lemon juice, flour, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla in a large bowl. Allow to rest while making crumble. 

Make the crumble by combining butter, egg, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a food processor until very crumbly (no larger than peas). Divide crumble in half. 

Press one half into the bottom of a glass or light-colored metal 9x13 baking dish. It might seem like there's not enough crumble. Don't worry, just keep pressing with your fingertips. Pour peach filling into the pan over bottom crumble. Sprinkle remaining crumble over top. 

Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool before slicing. 

Makes about 24 bars.