Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fresh Peaches and Cream Dessert

Baking with Peaches
By: Christy

As hard as it is for me to believe, chocolate isn't always a prerequisite for making a recipe qualify as a keeper. Ladies and Gentlemen, get your pen and paper out because this recipe (even sans chocolate) is a definite keeper!! If you think I am just all talk, the proof is in my personal taste testers-my coworkers. I bring in food all the time, but this dessert was different. Usually it takes all day of grazing before my floor manages to conquer one of my desserts, but this dessert was just too good to last that long. I got to work at 8 and by the time I headed to the break room for a cup of coffee at 8:45 IT WAS GONE! Compliments reverberated throughout the office all day in talks of how amazing this dessert was. So there you have it, the proof is in the pudding I guess you could say!

Another plus, I always love it to when people fall in love with my super easy recipes. Some people (obviously people that don't bake) are under the wrongful assumption that the tastier the recipe the more difficult the recipe must have been to make. My Fresh Peaches and Cream Dessert definitely qualifies as one of those mind tricking recipes. Firstly, it is a no bake recipe. Secondly, you can use a few shortcuts that will cut the prep time down considerably if your time is super crunched. Thirdly, the hardest part and most time consuming part of the recipe is cutting up the peaches, and lastly, if you don't have any peaches you could easily substitute other fruits in their place.

I've included two recipes. I promote recipe 1 because it is just ultra fabulous and its isn't that much more work but if you're feeling inclined and in a hurry, recipe 2 is all yours!

Fresh Peaches and Cream Dessert

Recipe 1: If you are feeling like getting crafty in the kitchen:
16 whole graham crackers, crushed
3/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup white sugar
4 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1/4 cup milk
1 pint heavy cream
1/3 cup white sugar
6 large fresh peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced

Recipe 2: If you’re in a hurry:
1 box of graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 jar marshmallow creme/fluff
1 tub cool whip
6 large fresh peaches

1) Combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and 1/2 cup sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix until evenly moistened, reserve 1/4 cup of the mixture for the topping. Press the remaining mixture into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.

2) (Skip these steps if you chose Recipe 2) Heat marshmallows and milk in a large saucepan over low heat and stir until the marshmallows are completely melted. Remove from heat and cool.
Whip cream in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Beat in 1/3 cup sugar until the cream forms stiff peaks. Fold the whipped cream into the cooled marshmallow mixture.

(If you skipped step two, combine the marshmallow fluff and cool whip with mixer until well blended)

3) Spread 1/2 the cream mixture over the crust, arrange the peaches on top of the cream, then spread the remaining cream mixture over the peaches. Sprinkle the reserved crumb mixture over the cream. Refrigerate until serving

So go (before all fresh peaches manage to dessert our grocery store shelves) trick all your family and friends into thinking you have stellar baking skills when you surprise them with this recipe!

Have a SWEET day!

Recipe adapted from: 5boys2cook4 internet post

1 comment:

Shalena said...

I can't wait to try this one!!