If you love peaches, this deliciously easy Peach Pie Bars recipe is just for you! All the taste you love in peach desserts, no pie crust baking skills needed.
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 today’s Peach 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.
Why this recipe works
This recipe for Peach Pie Bars is not what it sounds like at first glance. You’re not just making a peach pie in a rectangular baking sheet and cutting them into bar form. While that would be tasty, you’d still be going through all the work involved in making a pie crust.
Here, you make a batter than tastes like a butter pie crust but requires zero rolling, folding or trimming. A can of peach pie filling goes on top before baking, then you top the whole thing with a powdered sugar glaze.
The result is a delicious peach bar you can eat with your hands! These bars are so easy to transport and serve, so you can share with friends.
To keep this dessert super easy, I used Lucky Leaf Peach Pie Filing. The peach flavor is sweet and juicy without the work of making your own from scratch.
If you have another favorite peach pie filling or want to sub a homemade filling, be my guest!
Try other favorite pie fillings to make this recipe into different flavored pie bars. Apple pie filling, cherry pie filling or blueberry would all work beautifully!
Step by Step Instructions
STEP 1. Make the batter
Beat butter and sugar together in a large bowl until creamy. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition, then the flour, baking powder and spices.
STEP 2. Top with pie filling
In a large rimmed baking sheet, spread 2/3 of batter in bottom of pan. Top with 2 cans of pie filling, spreading evenly. Drop the remaining batter by the teaspoonful on top of the pie filling.
STEP 3. Bake
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 35 minutes, until top of pie bars is slightly browned. Allow to cool slightly in the pan while you make the glaze.
STEP 4. Glaze
Whisk together powdered sugar, cinnamon and the milk. Drizzle onto the warm pie bars, cut into squares or rectangles and enjoy!
How to Serve
On their own, these bars can be eaten with your hands but I especially love them served on a plate or in a bowl with a giant scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.
Can you really go wrong with peaches and ice cream?
Fresh whipped cream tastes amazing on Peach Pie Bars, too.
- Storing: Leftover bars should be stored covered in the refrigerator. They taste wonderful cold or you can let them come to room temperature before serving.
- Glaze: Start with just a tablespoon of the milk then add a little more at a time until you get the glaze to the consistency you prefer. If you want a super thin glaze, you might need more than the amount of milk listed in the recipe.
- Pan: Make sure your baking pan has at least 1 inch high edges. I made these in my 15 x 10 baking pan which was perfect!
No pie crust skills? No problem. Thanks to these easy to make Peach Pie Bars you don’t have to miss out on the great taste of homemade peach pie.