Peach or Plum & Berry Bars

Peach or Plum & Berry Bars

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July 26, 2013

adapted from Jaime's book, Celebrate Every Day: Recipes for Making the Most of Special Moments with Your Family

  • Makes: Serves 12 or more.



1/2 cup butter, at room temperature

1 cup + 3 Tbsp. sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. almond extract (optional)

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp. salt


1-2 peaches or nectarines or 2-3 plums, sliced

a few handfuls of fresh berries - blueberries, raspberries and sliced strawberries


1Preheat the oven to 350F.

2Beat the butter and 1 cup of the sugar for a minute, until pale and fluffy; add the eggs and vanilla and almond extracts and beat until smooth. Add the flour and salt and blend just until combined. Spread into a buttered 9x13-inch pan (it will be thick and a little tricky to spread - and will be thin - it's OK).

3Slice the peaches onto the cake and scatter with berries, arranging the fruit so that it's in a single layer. Sprinkle with the 3 Tbsp. sugar and bake for 45-55 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the middle is set.


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