Peach and Nutmeg Crumble Bars

These delicious Peach and Nutmeg Crumble Bars are bursting with flavor! Made with homemade peach jam and a dash of nutmeg, it’s guaranteed to be your new favorite summertime snack. Trust me, these bars are the perfect way to enjoy the summertime fruit you have on hand. The peach jam is sweet and bursting with peach flavor, while the base and topping are hinted throughout with notes of brown sugar, warming nutmeg, a touch nutty, and perfectly crisp. Top each bar with a drizzle of honey or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the best-ever peach treat!

three stacked crumble bars on parchment paper

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About The Recipe

I’m always looking for a good, quick, and easy snack during these summer months. Just something I can grab and run back outside with, you know? Well, as it turns out, these bars are the perfect thing!

My mom and I have been working in the yard quite a bit lately, so snacks have been a necessity. That, and water. But, during these hot Texas months, I tend to crave something a little sweet.

overhead shot of nine peach crumble bars with flowers, peaches, and honey

These bars have been the perfect thing! They use up some of the peaches we’ve been buying at the farmers market, while allowing us to make a delicious and quick snack.

Oh, and you can really cut them into any shape you like! Squares make for a bigger, more filling serving, while cutting them into rectangles (smaller bars) has worked great for quick snacks!

So, whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a sweet dessert, these crumble bars are perfect for you.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

For The Jam:

  • Chopped Peaches
  • Sugar
  • Lemon Juice
chopped peaches, sugar, and lemon juice in glass bowls

For The Base:

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Almond Flour
  • Old Fashioned Oats
  • Brown Sugar
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Butter
butter, oats, salt, peach jam, nutmeg, brown sugar, flour, almond flour in glass bowls

Instructions

In a medium sized pot, combine the peaches, lemon juice, and sugar. Cook over medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes, or until thickened and the peaches have broken down. Set aside.

In the largest bowl of the food processor, combine the all purpose flour, almond flour, oats, brown sugar, nutmeg, butter, and salt. Pulse until dough forms.

Place 2/3 of the crust mixture into a greased pan. Press down with your hands until the crust is level. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes, or until the edges are just starting to brown.

Spread jam across the top.

Sprinkle the remaining amount of crumble on top and bake for another 35-40 minutes.

Let cool in the pan before running a knife along the edge to unstick the jam from the sides. Turn out carefully, slice, and serve!

honey being poured onto stacked crumble bars

What Kind of Peaches Should I Use?

When peaches start coming into season, it’s hard not to buy all varieties and enjoy them! Trust me, I know. And while all peaches are delicious, yellow peaches are your best bet for baking! Especially if you can find Freestone Peaches.

Freestone peaches mean it’ll be easier to get the fruit off of the seed. If you can’t find them, Clingstone peaches will work just fine. Just remember, they are quite a bit harder to get off the seed and you will need to be extremely careful.

Peach Preserves, Peach Jam, or Peach Pie Filling?

Whether you have homemade or store-bought, either one will work fine! We personally prefer homemade peach jam, but that’s our opinion! If you have a jar of peach filling you need to use, feel free!

Just remember, if you have chunks of peaches in something, you may want to use the food processor to make it smooth. It’ll be more enjoyable in the bar this way!

How To Store

Once baked, you can store these crumble bars in an airtight container in either the refrigerator or freezer! They’ll keep for 5-7 days in the fridge, whereas they’ll keep for a few months in the freezer. Just remember to let them thaw before eating!

Substitutions

  • You can use store-bought jam instead of homemade.
  • You can use your favorite vegan butter to make this a delicious vegan treat!
close up of stacked peach crumble bars

Expert Tips

  • The jam will stick to the sides of the pan. You will need to run a knife along the edges before turning it out.
  • Make sure the base is level! If it’s not, your bars might crumble and break completely.
  • Try and keep the layers thin! The thicker the layers of crumble and filling, the longer it’ll take to cook, and the more difficult it is for it to set.

When you make these Peach and Nutmeg Crumble Bars, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

three stacked crumble bars on parchment paper

Peach and Nutmeg Crumble Bars

Traci
The perfect treat for summer! These Peach and Nutmeg Crumble bars are easy to make, bursting with flavor, and the perfect use for all those fresh summer peaches. SO. GOOD.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 58 mins
Additional Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 28 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 411 kcal

Ingredients
 

Peach Jam

  • 3 cups peaches, peeled and chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

Crust

  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • 1 ½ cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter

Instructions

Jam

  • Place peaches. lemon juice, and sugar in a 2 quart saucepan.
  • Cook over medium low heat for 10-15 minutes, until thickened. Set aside.

Crust

  • Combine all purpose flour, almond flour, oats, brown sugar, nutmeg, and salt in the bowl of a food processor.
  • Pulse a few times to combine.
  • Add butter and continue pulsing until mixture comes together into a dough.

Putting It Together

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a 7 1/2" pan with cooking spray.
  • Place 2/3 of the crust mixture into prepared pan.
  • Press out evenly to cover bottom of pan.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, until crust is just starting to brown.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Top with peach jam.
  • Crumble remaining crust mixture on top of jam.
  • Return to oven and cook for an additional 35-40 minutes, until done.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • You can use store-bought jam instead of homemade.
  • You can use your favorite vegan butter to make this a delicious vegan treat!
Expert Tips:
  • The jam will stick to the sides of the pan. You will need to run a knife along the edges before turning it out.
  • Make sure the base is level! If it's not, your bars might crumble and break completely.
  • Try and keep the layers thin! The thicker the layers of crumble and filling, the longer it'll take to cook, and the more difficult it is for it to set.

Nutrition

Serving: 1barCalories: 411kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 6gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 104mgPotassium: 185mgFiber: 3gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 641IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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