Last Updated on June 6, 2023 by The Noms
A fall peach dessert that is boozy and sweet.
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 Leah came up with this delightful shortbread bar that brings highlights the wonderful peach.
Adding some of the caramel and vanilla notes of the 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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What Ingredients are needed for the Peach Bourbon Shortbread Bars?
- Crust and Topping
- Vanilla Extract
- Lemon Juice
- Brown Sugar
- Powdered Sugar
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. The bourbon glaze gives a rich sweet bourbon aroma that makes this a delightful adult peach dessert!
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A delightful boozy dessert with peaches and shortbread. A great peach cobbler with pie crust.
For the peach Filling
- 4 cups ripe peaches, chunked or thinly sliced
- 2 Tablespoons bourbon
- 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- dash each of cinnamon and nutmeg
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- bourbon and milk to thin
Crust and Topping
- 2 sticks (1/2 lb) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour
For the Bars
Set the oven to 350°.
Place peaches in a bowl, add bourbon, lemon juice, brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir to coat peaches. Set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar in a mixer, add salt and vanilla extract.
Mix in the flour until just combined. The mixture will be crumbly.
Butter or parchment line an 8x8 or 9x9 pan. Leave edges to the parchment paper to pull out of the pan later.
Press 2/3 of the dough evenly onto the bottom of the pan. Spread out the peach mixture evenly over the crust.
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 into the crust.
Crumble the remaining dough over the top of the peaches.
Bake for 40 minutes until the crust is golden brown.
Cool before cutting or glazing.
For the Glaze
Stir together the powdered sugar and bourbon, with a dash of milk to a consistency that can be drizzled. Use a small spoon and drizzle over the bars.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 408Total Fat: 20.8gSaturated Fat: 12.9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 274mgCarbohydrates: 51.7gFiber: 1.8gSugar: 29.7gProtein: 3.7g
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