Knob Creek Bourbon Peach Shortbread Bars

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We continue to celebrate the wonderful bounty of Peach Season with this deliciously decedent dessert. The Colorado peaches we have are candy sweet and are perfect for use in some great desserts. We had a nice peach pie recently (which resulted in this Peach Pie Cocktail) so we wanted to make something a little different, so Mrs. Nom came up with this delightful shortbread bar that brings highlights the wonderful peach. Adding some of the caramel and vanilla notes of the Knob Creek bourbon along with some cinnamon and nutmeg makes for a delicious filling that packs in a whole bunch of spice and bourbon flavor to the peaches.

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The shortbread crust on this bar is buttery sweet and crumbly, just sweet and toasty enough to make a nice base for the peach filling. The bourbon in the peach filling gives another layer of flavor that further enhanced the toasted vanilla and butter of the crust and topping.Β  The bourbon glaze gives a rich sweet bourbon aroma that makes this a delightful adult dessert!

Knob Creek Bourbon Peach Shortbread Bars

Knob Creek Bourbon Peach Shortbread Bars

Ingredients

  • Filling: 4 cups ripe peaches, chunked or thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Knob Creek bourbon
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • dash each of cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Crust and topping: 2 sticks (1/2 lb) room temperature unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • Glaze: 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Knob Creek bourbon to thin
  • milk to thin

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To the cut peaches, add the bourbon, lemon juice, brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir to coat peaches. Set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar in a mixer, add salt and vanilla extract.
  4. Mix in the flour until just combined. The mixture will be crumbly.
  5. Butter or parchment line an 8x8 or 9x9 pan. Leave edges to the parchment paper to pull out of the pan later.
  6. Press 2/3 of the dough evenly onto the bottom of the pan. Spread out the peach mixture evenly over the crust.
  7. Make sure to keep the extra peach liquid out of the pan. You can place the peaches in a colander to drain if you would like before putting on crust.
  8. Crumble the remaining dough over the top of the peaches.
  9. Bake for 40 minutes until the crust is golden brown.
  10. Cool before cutting or glazing.
  11. To make the glaze: stir together the powdered sugar and bourbon and a dash of milk to a consistency that can be drizzled. Use a small spoon and drizzle over the bars.
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38 thoughts on “Knob Creek Bourbon Peach Shortbread Bars

  1. Wow, I am definitely pinning this…I’ve never been one to cook with alcohol, it is just WAY too intimidating, but this sounds amazing. I really love fruit, especially peaches, so this is right up my alley. I’ll probably send this recipe along to my husband though since he’s really the baker in the family (I am the one that mixes up flour & powdered sugar on a regular basis). Thanks for sharing!

  2. My mouth is quite literally watering as we speak. These look divine! Plus when I came to your page, the first thing I saw was a Moscow Mule–which is my all-time favorite drink. I’m just in love! haha

  3. These look AMAZING! OMG! I think I’m going to try this with apples.. I just went apple picking and I have so many.. I’m sure it would be just as delicious as the peaches

  4. le sigh. these speak to me. i am not a desserts type of gal, at all, but every now and then ill splurge and get a pastry with my coffee at breakfast. these look so frickin good!! wanna know what board i pinned this to? Mindful Drinks. hahaha <3

  5. I love shortbread all by itself, but adding peaches and bourbon to it knocks it out of the park! Definitely pinning for later!

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