Browned Butter Fresh Peach Shortbread Bars

September 08, 2019
Great ingredients are essential to making exceptional dishes.  Summer peaches, when perfectly ripe are irresistible and inspired me to make them into a delicious dessert. Try this dessert in the summer when peaches are at their best, for a delicious make ahead dessert. Perfect for taking on a picnic, pot luck, or entertaining at home. Delicious alongside of a cup of coffee or tea. Perfect with ice cream too.

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Browned Butter Fresh Peach Shortbread Bars

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These delicious bars are perfect as a make ahead dessert


  • For Shortbread 
  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter
  • 3/8 cup sugar 
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar 
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • For peaches
  • 3 to 4 large peaches
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tbl butter, browned
  • pinch salt 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


How to cook Browned Butter Fresh Peach Shortbread Bars

  1. Spray a  9 X9" with cooking spray, then line the  pan with a sheet of parchment paper so that about 3 inches of thee paper drapes over the sides of the pan. This will help you remove the shortbread from the pan without breaking.
  2. Slice peaches in 1/2 inch slices. Place butter in small pan on low heat allow to melt and brown until it is fragrant. Add sliced peaches and cook for about 5 minutes til softened . Remove pan from heat, set aside to cool
  3. In a stand mixer on medium high speed, cream butter with sugars and vanilla  til well mixed and creamy
  4. Add flour and salt to mixture on low speed just til all of the flour is absorbed and mixture is crumbly. Do not. over mix. Place about 2/3 of the dough in prepared pan and press evenly into pan using your hands or a floured measuring cup bottom. Chill for about 15 minutes then bake at 375 for about 18 minutes. Remove from oven and top with browned butter peaches, leaving about a 1"  border.  Top with remainder of shortbread crumbling mixture into large chunks over the fruit .
  5. Bake at 375 about 25 minutes til golden .  Allow to cool a bit  before removing from pan. Run a knife around the entire shortbread to loosen before lifting out of pan using parchment . Cut into bars or squares as desired, serve alone or with ice cream 
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In addition to food and everything to do with cooking, I love decorating and gardening. I look for inspiration around me and to be inspired by something beautiful and make it my own makes me happy.


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