Peach Pie Bars

by aimee @ shugarysweets on November 8, 2012

I happen to love pie. However, I hate pie crust. LOATHE it.

Wait, scratch that. I love eating pie crust, but I can never get it to look pretty. I’ve followed all those fun tutorials on Pinterest, but no luck for me.

So making pie is not my thing. I’m okay with that. (sorta). But, making these pie bars was easy, and totally makes me feel better. PLUS, bonus, this recipe makes a 15×10 baking sheet. More pie, less work. Win-win.

For the filling I used Lucky Leaf Pie Filling. Have you tried this brand yet? I didn’t think there would be a difference from the Kroger brand I usually use…but this was wonderful. The fruit was still so vibrant in color, and the filling was nice and thick (not runny at all)!

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**recipe adapted from an old church cookbook!

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Peach Pie Bars

No need to worry about crust with this gorgeous Peach Pie Bar. A sure crowd pleaser!

Ingredients

    For the Batter:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 can (21oz each) Lucky Leaf Peach Pie Filling
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp milk

Instructions

  1. In large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add in flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and spices.
  2. In a large 15x10 baking sheet (with 1inch sides, or more), spread 2/3 of batter in bottom of pan. Top with 2 cans of pie filling, spreading evenly. Drop remaining batter in teaspoons on top of pie filling.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 33-37 minutes, until done. Allow to cool slightly before applying glaze.
  4. For glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, cinnamon and milk until desired consistency. Drizzle onto warm pie bars. Eat and enjoy! Serve with vanilla bean ice cream, if desired. Store remaining bars in refrigerator.
http://www.shugarysweets.com/2012/11/peach-pie-bars

**Lucky Leaf provided me with 4 cans of free pie filling. All opinions expressed are my own!

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Amy November 8, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Oooh! This looks good. I have another pie bar on my list to make soon. Need to add this to the list too! I have to admit, I get a tad anxious every time I attempt pie crust, so pie bars are alright with me. YUM!
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aimee @ shugarysweets November 8, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Thanks Amy. Anxious doesn’t even describe how I feel…more like frustrated. I can get the taste right, just not the look of the crust! Thanks for stopping by :)
Aimee

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kimmee November 8, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Most definitely have too try these this weekend. Can you substitute and use a different pie filling.

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aimee @ shugarysweets November 8, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Oh my gosh, absolutely!! Pick your favorite!
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Kate@Diethood November 8, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Oh. My. Yumminess!! No pie crust to roll…double yumminess! I have a can of cherry pie filling – sounds good enough to me! :)
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Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel November 8, 2012 at 8:09 pm

For not being a peach fan, these bars sure look tasty. I also loathe working with the crusts but I do LOVE eating them! :)
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust November 8, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I would faint and say what??? You don’t make crust? And then I will remember the epic fail I had a few hours ago. I ended up using *gasp* store bought. These bars are awesome…even if they are peach, lol. :)
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Mallow&Co November 9, 2012 at 1:22 am

Ah, pie crust… I always just pretend I was purposely going for the “rustic look” with my pies, ha ha! But these bars look soooo good, who needs a crust anyways?
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Gayle Marie November 9, 2012 at 3:15 am

Hi -
Just wanted to tell you, that you aren’t the only one “threatened” by a pie crust. I am 54 years old, and can’t for the life of me, make a pie crust!! My mother in law can make a killer pie crust, and she has sat with me and tried to help me, and I STILL can’t do it. One time I went from attempting to make a homemade one, to buying a box mix to make on, and then finally ran to the store and bought one of those pie crusts that you just unroll and dump into the pie pan!!!! I used to be a caterer – obviously NOT a baker!!! :0) They say to “just keep trying.” I say, if I haven’t gotten it by this age, it is time to give it up!!!! GOOD LUCK AIMEE!!!!!

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aimee @ shugarysweets November 9, 2012 at 7:42 am

Thank you Gayle. I think I have given up (although I know I will attempt every once in a while, and fail). But it’s good to have this little pie bar recipe on the back burner!
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Aya B. November 9, 2012 at 6:41 am

Looks Amazing
Peach is one of my favorite fruits
and Btw you aren’t alone in the pie crust issue :P
Its a suffer for me and i just can’t make any success in doing it
So I simply gave up making any pies :((

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aimee @ shugarysweets November 9, 2012 at 7:41 am

Don’t give up on the pie! Eat pie bars :)
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Jessica@AKitchenAddiction November 9, 2012 at 10:40 am

Easy pie?! Yes, please! I’m loving that glaze you drizzled over the top!
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Bailey @ Bailey Bakes November 9, 2012 at 11:01 am

Oh my, I am literally drooling right now. This looks sooo good! I’ve never tried Lucky Leaf, but I’ll have to now. I’ve been wanting to make something peach lately, but have been afraid since the peaches at my grocery store aren’t looking that great.
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Lisa November 9, 2012 at 2:23 pm

One of my best friends/roommates hates pie crust, so I’m going to have to introduce her to these!

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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life November 10, 2012 at 2:34 am

I love that we both had the same idea on pie bars. These are so yummy looking and so much easier than rolling out dough:-)
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Pamela R November 10, 2012 at 6:43 am

My grandmother makes a similar dish , with Apples
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Jenny November 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Those look delicious! Thanks so much for joining in The Thankful for Our Community Hop. I’m a new follower through facebook and twitter. Your sweets all look so good!

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Nicole @ Lapetitebaker November 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Pie crust is my nemesis! I can never make it look pretty for the life of me so these bars are right up my alley. And peach is my favorite flavor.
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TidyMom November 14, 2012 at 9:15 am

Pie bars! Genius!! I love this ideas and peach is one of my favorites! don’t tell apple and pumpkin I said that! ;)

Thanks for linking up and good luck Aimee!
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deborah January 16, 2013 at 10:18 pm

These look delicious! I’m a sweets person all the way…too much so…

I like to make pie crusts, though. I don’t know that mine look that great, but I enjoy making them. I most often make cream pies or use a crumb crust for the top crust, though.
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aimee @ shugarysweets January 17, 2013 at 7:26 am

I love the taste of pie crusts, but can’t say that I love making them! Cream pies? Oh yum. Thanks for stopping by Deborah!

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HI THERE! February 28, 2013 at 1:38 pm

hi!i was wondering how many cups of homemade peach pie filling i need to be the same as your can of pie filling.i need a reply quickly please.and please do not contact me my my email address,thank u!!!! :)

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aimee @ shugarysweets February 28, 2013 at 2:13 pm

It would be 4 2/3 cup pie filling. ENJOY
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