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Recipe of the Day: Peach Pie Bars

Peach Pie Bars
Peach Pie Bars

PEACH PIE BARS

DOUGH:

1 cup plus 3 tablespoons flour (can use a mix of whole-wheat)

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/3 cup brown sugar or sugar in the raw

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided

7 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons cold water

FILLING:

1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped

4 peaches, chopped

1 teaspoon pure lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon cornstarch

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

3 tablespoons brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with cooking spray or overlapping parchment paper for easy removal.

DOUGH: Whisk together 1 cup flour, rolled oats, brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon in the base of a food processor fitted with a dough blade, or a large bowl.

Add in the butter, one tablespoon at a time, either pulsing the butter into the food processor or cut the butter into the dough using a dough cutter until crumbly.

Add in the water and pulse or stir until the dough comes together.

Remove 3/4 cup of the dough and set aside.

Press the rest of the dough into the prepared pan.

FILLING: Stir together the chopped peaches, remaining 3 tablespoons flour, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, lemon juice, vanilla extract, cornstarch, nutmeg and brown sugar until well combined.

Pour on the prepared crust in a single layer.

Mix together the remaining dough with chopped pecans and sprinkle on top.

Bake 35-40 minutes until golden brown.

Remove from oven and let cool completely. The bars need to cool completely for the filling to set.

Slice into 12 bars and serve.

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