Peach Brown Butter Shortbread

by Kirsten on August 6, 2016 · 3 comments

in Cakes, Desserts, Misc. Sweets


Peach Brown Butter Shortbread

Are you ready to please a crowd with this irresistible peach brown butter shortbread?

Go ahead, get your baking sheet out and your oven preheated. Crunchy streusel, juicy peaches, and the nutty taste of browned butter are an unbeatable combination. This peach brown butter shortbread will become a new favorite in your house too, I promise!

peach brown butter shortbread


Peach Brown Butter Shortbread
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Recipe type: Peach Brown Butter Shortbread
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 40
  • 2 cups (454 g) butter, unsalted
  • 6 cups (720 g) flour
  • 2 cups (200 g) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 peaches, pitted and sliced thinly
  1. Brown the butter: start melting butter over medium heat. Use a pan with a light-colored bottom so you can keep track of the color. Swirl the pan occasionally to be sure the butter is cooking evenly. As the butter melts, it will begin to foam. The color will progress from lemony-yellow to golden-tan to, finally, a toasty-brown. Once you smell that nutty aroma, take the pan off the heat and transfer the browned butter into a heat-proof bowl to cool. Watch it - butter could burn easily!
  2. Preheat your oven to 375 F Convection.
  3. Grease a ½ sheet baking pan,18 by 13 in (46 by 33 cm) . I lined mine with parchment paper. Set aside.
  4. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices in a separate bowl.
  5. Add flour mixture and solid cold browned butter to a food processor. Pulse until butter pieces are pea-sized.
  6. Transfer ¾ of the crumbly dough onto prepared baking sheet, distribute evenly, and press down firmly.
  7. Layer peaches evenly on top of the dough.
  8. Distribute remaining dough crumbles evenly over peaches.
  9. Bake for about 40 mins. Baking times may vary. Add additional time if you choose to bake without Convection. (Cover your cake with aluminum foil if top crumbs should turn to dark.)
  10. Let cake cool and cut into small bar sized pieces.
Please use organic and GMO-free ingredients for this recipe.


peach brown butter shortbread
I would highly recommend for you to use organic peaches for this peach brown butter shortbread. Peaches are on the list of the “dirty dozen“.

“The 12 fruits and vegetables with the highest concentrates of pesticides are named The Dirty Dozen. Conventionally grown produce with thin skins – like peaches and apples – absorb high levels of pesticide residue through their skin. Produce containing the highest levels of pesticide earn a spot on the annual “Dirty Dozen” list.”

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Darrin Vindiola August 8, 2016 at 6:57 am

What a beautiful treat.. and what a flavor combo it must be! I need to try these for sure. The baking season is right around the corner, and I’m tucking this recipe away for a nice cool weekend. Thanks for sharing!

Dom August 7, 2016 at 1:25 am

Oooh lovely. I have so many peaches this weekend I think this needs to be made. Love the crumble topping too

Kirsten August 7, 2016 at 8:48 am

Thanks, Dom. I think crumbles make any cake better! 🙂

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