Fresh Peach Dessert
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
This is the best dessert to make with fresh peaches.
Ingredients
  • FOR THE CRUST
  • 2 packages graham crackers, crushed (or 2 cups)
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • FOR THE FILLING
  • 5 cups fresh peaches, peeled & diced.
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 (3 ounce) package peach jello
  • FOR THE TOPPING
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) carton cool whip
Instructions
  1. FOR THE CRUST: Crush the graham crackers in a food processor (or zip top bag with a rolling pin) and place in a bowl. Add the sugar. Melt the butter and pour over the crushed crackers & sugar. Stir till all crumbs are moist. Take out 2 cups and set aside for the top. Now add 1 tablespoon water. Press into the bottom of a 13x9" pan & bake for 8 minutes at 375. Allow the crust to cool. (For a no-bake dessert you can omit the baking of the crust. It will be more crumbly when serving).
  2. FOR THE FILLING: Peel and cut the fresh peaches into about 1 inch pieces and set aside. Bring the water, sugar and cornstarch to a boil. Add the package of peach jello and stir till dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Add the peaches once cooled and gently pour over cooled crust. Chill until set (about 2 to 4 hours)
  3. FOR THE TOPPING: Cream together the cream cheese and powdered sugar. Fold in the cool whip. Spread over the top of the set jello filling. Chill to set and top with the remaining graham cracker crumb mixture before serving.
  4. NOTES: 2 packages of graham crackers is about 18 sheets or 2 cups crushed. To get 5 cups of diced peaches, I used 7 small/medium peaches.
Notes
If you want to make this a no back recipe (not have a baked crust) that version is on the blog as well. I like the cooked crust because it is a little easier to serve.
Recipe by Baked in AZ at http://bakedinaz.com/fresh-peach-dessert-baked-crust/