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Peach Melba Crumble Bars

peach melba crumble bars Dessert
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 16

When you’ve got fresh fruit on hand, there’s no dessert quite like a crumble and this one is extra special. With its sugar cookie crust, peach preserves and tart fresh raspberries, it’s as sweet as summer itself and with a look to match. Jewel-bright preserves and fresh raspberries shine through the cookie crumbles, giving these bars an impressive look. So much so, that no one will guess they only took 15 minutes to prepare! The secret to the quick prep time is that Betty’s sugar cookie mix cuts down on ingredients and measuring, while still baking up into a delectable crumbly crust, which pairs perfectly with peach melba—a time-tested combination of peach and raspberry. So, you can turn your fresh fruit into a party-perfect dessert that serves 16, all without breaking a sweat! MORE+ LESS-

Updated April 19, 2019
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
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Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

Ingredients

Cookie Base and Topping

1
pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup cold butter, cut into pieces

Filling

3/4
cup peach preserves
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1
cup fresh raspberries

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 9-inch square pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, place cookie mix. Cut in butter, using pastry blender or fork, until mixture is crumbly (do not overmix). Reserve 1 cup cookie mixture for topping; set aside. Press remaining mixture in bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, mix peach preserves and lemon juice until well blended. Gently stir in raspberries. Spoon and spread mixture evenly over partially baked crust. Sprinkle reserved cookie mixture over filling.
  • 4
    Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until top is light golden brown and bubbling along edges. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 5
    Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Cover and refrigerate any remaining bars.

Expert Tips

  • Preserves differ from jam in that the chunks of fruit are medium to large rather than the texture of thick puree.
  • The secret for cutting bars easily is to line pan with heavy-duty or nonstick foil. When it is time to cut bars, just lift baked bar with foil out of pan, and cut. This also makes cleanup extra easy.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
22g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Peach Melba is a storied dessert combining sweet peaches, tart raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream. Although it was invented more than 100 years ago, it’s proven much too good to be forgotten. If you like this dessert, you’ll no doubt want to try our Peach and Raspberry Cobbler next. Although classic, the combination of peaches and raspberries is one of the most overlooked flavor pairings in the world of desserts. To right this wrong, we set out to create a new twist on Peach Melba in the form of a cookie bar that’d be easy to make and easy to transport. Our hope was to create a dessert that would make every summer party a little more delicious (and a whole lot easier). Tell us how we did by leaving a comment below. In the summertime, fruit crumbles, crisps and cobblers are about as perfect as dessert comes. Explore the rest of Betty’s recipes or create your own, with our article on How to Make Fruit Crisp with Any Ingredients.

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