Peach Melba Shortbread Bars

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

These look so good, I've got to make some soon! Made with peach and raspberry preserves! Putting here for safekeeping. Adapted from Southern Living magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine flour, sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup flour mixture.
  3. Lightly grease an 11 x 7 inch or 9 inch square pan. Press remaining flour mixture onto bottom of prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Spread peach preserves over crust in pan. Dollop raspberry preserves by 1/2 teaspoonfuls over peach preserves.
  6. Sprinkle reserved 1 cup flour mixture over preserves. Sprinkle with almonds.
  7. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool 1 hour on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
  8. Garnish with powdered sugar, if desired.
  9. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Talk about rich! I made this following the directions exactly and they are sinfully delicious. We couldn't wait for them to cool, and they were so awesome warm. They cut WAY better if you do allow them to cool properly, of course. I did make one small substitution, using pecans in place of almonds and they were delicious. A perfect recipe for a bake sale or pot luck.

Suzanne S. August 14, 2011

I made just half the recipe and used an 8x8 pan. This is very delicious and easy to put together. I made my own peach Melba sauce and used that for the raspberry preserves. I used apricot preserves for the peach preserves (on hand). Thanks for a keeper!

2Bleu July 24, 2011

It is rich, and sort of decadent. I liked them sort of warm, although it is true that they cut better when they are completely cool. Once they are cooled I like to microwave my piece so I can have it warm again. And the combination of jams are really good, and I wouldn't change a thing.

Studentchef August 19, 2012

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