Peach Nectar Custard Bars start with a crushed vanilla wafer crust, topped with a custard like filling, sugar crust top and dusted with powdered sugar.
My inspiration for these custard bars came from my love of lemon bars, especially in the summer. I decided to use peach nectar instead of lemon juice and a crushed vanilla wafer crust. The crust goes perfectly with the custard like filling. The taste almost reminds me of a creme brulee and the top of the bar has a slightly crisp sugar coating.
What is Custard?
The definition of custard is a dessert made with milk, eggs and sugar. Instead of using milk for this custard, I am using peach nectar.
These peach nectar custard bars are perfect on their own but would be delicious topped with some diced peaches and a dollop of whipped cream. They do not have a super peachy taste so would also pair nice with different fruit toppings.
My husband declared that they are one of the best desserts I have ever made and I have made A LOT of desserts. I hope you enjoy these peach nectar custard bars!
Peach Nectar Custard Bars
Creamy Peach Nectar Custard Bars
- 2 1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers about 1 box
- 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals sugar
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 cup peach nectar
- 1 cup flour
- 2 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals sugar
- 6 eggs
- powdered sugar to dust top of bars
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix together vanilla wafer crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and melted butter until combined.
Line a 9x13 brownie pan with foil or parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Press the crumb mixture into bottom of the pan making sure to cover all of the pan.
Bake crust for 10 minutes and then remove from oven and cool.
Whisk together the peach nectar, flour, 2 1/2 cups sugar and eggs in large bowl until combined.
Pour onto cooled crust and bake for 30-35 minutes or until filling is set.
Let cool to room temperature. They can be stored in refrigerator.
Dust with powdered sugar before serving.
You can find peach nectar typically in the juice aisle in a can or a bottle.
Pulse vanilla wafer cookies in food processor or blender to make crumbs for crust.