The Country Cook: Peaches and Cream Bars
                                                   

Monday, June 1, 2015

Peaches and Cream Bars

Hi friends, it's Holly here from Life in the Lofthouse with a fun summer dessert for you! Peaches are one of my favorite summer fruits. I love how juicy and delicious they are. They're extra yummy in these pie bars! Layers of pie crust, cheesecake (yes!) and juicy peaches. They're then topped off with a drizzle of glaze that finishes them off to perfection! If there is any dessert you make this summer, it has to be these bars. You won't regret it!
INGREDIENTS:
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large Eggland's Best eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 (21 oz.) can peach pie filling

CHEESECAKE LAYER: 
1 (8 oz.) block cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large Eggland's Best egg

GLAZE:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon almond extract (or vanilla)

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. 

Cream together butter and sugar in a stand-mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat well. 

In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt. Slowly add to the wet mixture until just combined. Take half of batter and spread into the bottom of the prepared pan.

FOR CHEESECAKE LAYER: Beat cream cheese and sugar together. Add vanilla and egg and beat until thoroughly combined. Spread evenly over the pie batter layer.
Spread peach pie filling over the cheesecake layer. Drop remaining pie batter over the pie filling. (It will spread as it bakes so don't worry if it doesnt cover all the pie filling)

Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until top pie crust is light golden-brown. Cool completely.
Once cooled, mix together glaze ingredients and drizzle over the top. Cut into bars and serve!

Yields: 16 bars
Enjoy!



10 comments :

  1. Yum! These look delicious. Peaches are always one of my favorites when they are ripe locally, and anything with cheesecake has to be good!

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  2. I found this recipe somewhere else a couple of weeks ago and made it. It was delicious, EXCEPT I thought the almond extract taste was much too strong. I would cut it back to maybe 1/4 teaspoon at most, or maybe even eliminate the glaze altogether next time.

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  3. The name of these bars got my attention. This is what I would call decadent and I can't wait to make it. Thanks.

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  4. We don't have peach pie filling in my area. What else can I use? Would a can of drained peaches work, or do I need the saucy consistency?

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  5. You can use a larger can of sliced peaches (drained well). They will work just fine in this!

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  6. I just bought fresh peaches from Alabama today at the store. Have them in a brown bag to ripen. Can't wait to make this recipe







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  7. Wow, these bars really look great. I also love peaches in all variations, but never used them to create such delicious bars. Definitely have to try the recipe as soon as possible. Thank you so much for sharing it!

    Warm wishes,
    Amelie

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  8. Hi,
    Love your site!
    How would you use fresh peaches in this?
    These look soon good

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  9. What if I used coconut milk? Would the glaze still work?

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  10. These look so delicious! I will have to make some for my family and see how they like them-I'm sure they'll be a hit! :)

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