A peach square should be packed with peach flavor and be sturdy enough so that it can be eaten out of hand-just like a perfect summer peach. Unfortunately most recipes turn out squares that are too wet and crumbly and aren't loaded with the intense flavor of peaches.
Why This Recipe Works
Two qualities define a great peach square recipe: Its ability to deliver intense peach flavor and enough sturdiness to allow the squares to be eaten out of hand. To satisfy both of these, we started our Peach Squares recipe with frozen peaches for their convenience and consistent quality. We concentrated the peach flavor by chopping them first in a food processor and then cooking them down in a skillet with peach preserves. As for our recipe’s outside, we opted for a simple streusel, which served as both crust and topping.