I believe mother nature is confused, at the very least on eastern Long Island. I walked into my CSA pickup two weeks ago to see boxes, upon boxes of peaches. Peaches that I’ve been waiting to get all summer longer yet it was now September. I was thrilled to finally receive my farm picked peaches – especially these since I grew up not 15 minutes from a peach farm on Long Island – I knew what goodness these would hold! Do you know how many peaches I walked off with that day? Twenty. Twenty peaches in September when I’m getting the mood for crisp fall apples.
What’s a girl to do? Make crumb bars of course!
I honestly can’t complain about the amount of produce that we receive from our CSA, the quality has been fantastic since we switched to this new farm (again good ‘ol Long Island stock just like me, ahem); but it can be a little overwhelming for a couple of two to handle. Luckily we have two weeks to go through everything before the next stock-up happens again.
Peach Bourbon Crumbs Bars are everything that’s right about peach pie but in an individual portable form with a crumb topping. The filling and crumb topping can be mixed up while the shortbread base is baking away and twenty minutes later, you will have the most amazing smelling dessert filling your home. Just take my advice and wait until they cool completely before cutting into them as they will fall apart.
Not a bourbon fan? Then just leave it out because you will taste it, but the play against the caramel vanilla notes of the bourbon with the peaches and brown sugar is a party in your mouth!