I’m a changed woman.
I had my first smear of Kerrygold Irish butter. All butters are not created equal. Amen.
Remember how Mr. Dessert For Two boldly declared he likes fruit desserts now? These buttery peach pie bars are the thing that tipped the scales. He took one bite of the soft, cinnamon-flecked crust and whiskey peach jammy filling, and moaned. From my experiments, I've deduced that the moans signify that his love for fruit desserts is equal to his love for chocolate desserts. That’s the power of pie, my friends.
I used almost an entire stick of Kerrygold butter in this pie bars. While I made the dough, I let 3 peaches soak in way too much whiskey. I pressed ¾ of the dough into the pan, poured my drunken peaches over top, and then crumbled on the remaining dough. Forty minutes later, the peaches melt into a jam-like consistency. They're nothing short of spectacular.
Use the good whiskey for these bars; you won't regret it. I used rye whiskey.
Peach Pie Bars
You will love these yummy peach pie bars!
- 3 small slightly underripe peaches
- 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons whiskey
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ⅔ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Preheat the oven to 350, and have ready a 9" x 5" 2" standard bread loaf pan.
- Begin by peeling the peaches and slicing them into slices about ¼" thick. Place them in a bowl, pour the whiskey and brown sugar on top. Let soak while you make the crust.
- To make the crust, combine the butter, sugar, flour and cinnamon in a bowl. Place ¼ cup of the dough aside, then press the rest in the bottom of the loaf pan. Pack it firmly and evenly.
- Stir the cornstarch into the drunken peach mixture, then pour it over the crust. Crumble the remaining dough on top.
- Bake for 40 minutes, until fragrant and golden brown.
- You must let these bars cool completely before cutting them!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 379Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 2gSugar: 27gProtein: 3g
The Food Hunter says
these sound fabulous...
Molly O'Loughlin says
These look fabulous! We are going to make these this week! Thanks for sharing.
Also, just in case you would like it, here is our USA Kerrygold Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/KerrygoldUSA?sk=messages_inbox&action=read&tid=id.337083349711941#!/KerrygoldUSA.
Hi Christina! I just stumbled onto this recipe through tastespotting and you made an instant fan! Been through the website and bookmarked a bunch - making these now, but with ginger liqueur. Fingers crossed they turn out as well as yours did!
p.s. Made the snickerdoodles, but mine were more like snickerdoodlepuffs. Too much cream of tartar?
Hi Fiona! Thanks for writing! You're sweet :) Hmm..for the snickerdoodles--was your butter at room temperature? Mine was a little too warm, so they easily spread out. Maybe yours was a little too chilly? Happy baking!
Madison M says
Excuse my delayed reply since I'm still digging my way through my backlogged posts after being on vacation. But these bars look amazing! I'm not a huge peach person, but I think I could totally get behind them when they're made this way.
Grass-fed butter is better! Welcome to the darkside!
JC Marc says
Have way too many peaches and now I know what to do with them. Can't wait to try these. The only whiskey we have in the house, unfortunately, is Wild Turkey. I hope the high alcohol content doesn't break down the batter. I'll let you know. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe.
I made these Friday for a friend's birthday....yes, it was a small celebration, but we still had desserts left over from Easter and the thought of another big pie sitting around was just too much. Perfect size and he loves peach pie, so I went for it. The crust was delicious and the peaches divine! Will definitely be making it again. I had my husband watch your video, because he loves whiskey as well. He said it's a good thing you are married and WE are married otherwise he would have totally gone after you! Whatever, he's old enough to be your father, but he digs your style!
Hi, just found your site, love it. Will this recipe work with Apricots too ?
Christina Lane says
I didn't test the recipe with apricots, so I can't be sure. sorry! If you make it and it turns out well, let me know :)
I do not have the Whiskey. Do I add something else instead? Vanilla? The recipe sounds great, but don't have it on hand, and am looking to make a small batch. Love your recipes Christina!
Hi! Did you use a glass or metal baking dish/pan?
Christina Lane says
Metal, but either is fine.