Fresh Peach Dessert

This is a favorite fruity dessert. Look for fresh ripe peaches at your farmer's market. Or if you're lucky, in the tree in your back yard. Whenever I eat this, I'm transported way back to the summers when I was dating the cyclist. His mom would make this for us and we would sit around the back yard visiting and enjoying the fresh peaches. Those were the salad days.

Try it. It tastes like summer.

Fresh Peach Dessert


Crust:
2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 T powdered sugar
1/2 cup melted butter

Combine and press half in bottom of a 9 by 13 pan. Set aside remaining crumbs to sprinkle on top.

Filling:
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
2 T cornstarch
1 (3 oz) package peach Jell-O
4 cups diced peaches (about 4 large peaches)

Boil water, sugar and cornstarch in medium saucepan. Cook until thick (it thickens quickly...thirty seconds to a minute). Add jell-o and stir until dissolved. Set aside to cool while you peel and dice the peaches. Spread peaches over crust and pour Jell-O mixture over peaches.
Refrigerate until set (I generally let it sit in the fridge overnight at this point).

Cream topping:
1 pint whipping cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
8 oz softened cream cheese

Whip cream with sugar. Set aside. In a separate bowl, whip cream cheese until fluffy. Add in the whipped cream and fold until combined. Spread over set gelatin layer. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Sprinkle with remaining crust before serving.

11 comments:

Jacqui said...

Jeff's mom makes this and it is truly the bomb. I love it and need to make it again. It is soooo delish.

T'he days of salad' sounds like an inside joke. Did you live off of salad when dating the cyclist?

PS Where did you get your peaches?

The Walton Family said...

The Fresh Peach Dessert looks amazing and delicious. I am going to make it for one of our Sunday dinners - I know it will be a hit because we all love fruit desserts. Thank you for sharing all your recipes:)

Megan said...

"The salad days": Jacqui, I guess you need to read Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra".

Or just watch Raising Arizona. ;)

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salad_days

Jacqui said...

I guess I do. I must've missed that one in my Shakespeare class. And they call me an English graduate...what?! I feel ripped off.

;)

Megan said...

I'm obviously not an English major. I went the "Raising Arizona" route.

Jacqui said...

So we misssed you this morning. I was actually there! WOO! The water was waaaarm.

Megan said...

I'll be there Thursday!

Erin Gilbert said...

One of my favorite summertime desserts.

Brit H. said...

Hey! I made this tonight. It was SO good. My peaches weren't ripe enough, but still, it was really good.

Thanks for the great recipe! Lisa has been raving about it since you made it for your meeting the other night. Ha ha.

Ann Marie said...

yes! i finally found your yummy blog that was mentioned at one of the ward cooking nights!

all of this looks so delicious! you are truly an artist...and my favorite kind of artist: a foodie.

hope all is well!

Jen V said...

Brit just emailed me and told me that I MUST make this. I'm gonna make it for dessert tomorrow night - a special treat for my hubs to come home to!