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layered peach delight

Peach Delight Recipe

Amish peach delight is a summery layered dessert that features fresh peaches. It is made with a graham cracker crust, layered with a cream cheese and whipped cream filling, and topped with fresh peaches in a jello sauce.
Prep Time 40 mins
Chill 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Amish
Servings 15 people
Calories 385 kcal

Ingredients
  

Top Peach Layer:

  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • 3/4 - 1 c. sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 4 Tbs. cook-type clear jel mixed with 1/4 c. water
  • 1 (3 oz.) pkg. peach jello, about 1/3 c.
  • 6 -7 fresh sliced peaches

For the Crust:

  • 2 c. crushed graham crackers, about 12 whole graham crackers
  • 2 Tbs. brown sugar
  • 8 Tbs. melted butter, 1 stick

For the middle layer:

  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream (or a container of Cool Whip)

Instructions
 

For the peach glaze:

  • In a saucepan, mix water, sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil.
    1 1/2 c. water, 3/4 - 1 c. sugar, 1/8 tsp. salt
  • Mix the clear jel with 1/4 c. water to create a slurry. Slowly add this to the boiling water/sugar mixture, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened.
    4 Tbs. cook-type clear jel mixed with 1/4 c. water
  • Remove from the heat, add the jello, and stir until it is dissolved. Set aside to cool.
    1 (3 oz.) pkg. peach jello, about 1/3 c.
  • Peel and slice six peaches and add these to your cooled sauce.
    6 -7 fresh sliced peaches

For the crust:

  • Crush the graham crackers, add the brown sugar and melted butter. Press this crumb mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13" dish.
    2 c. crushed graham crackers, about 12 whole graham crackers, 2 Tbs. brown sugar, 8 Tbs. melted butter, 1 stick

For the middle layer:

  • Beat softened cream cheese. Add the powdered sugar and mix well, scraping the bottom of the bowl.
    8 oz. softened cream cheese, 1/2 c. powdered sugar, 1 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream (or a container of Cool Whip)
  • Add heaving whipping cream and mix until it is a thick and creamy consistency.

To assemble the dessert:

  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over the top of the cracker crust.
  • Spread the cooled jello sauce with peaches over the top of the cream cheese layer.
  • Chill for several hours to allow the jello to set. Keep refrigerated.

Notes

Make sure to use cook-type clear jel and not instant clear jel. You can substitute the clear jel for cornstarch if you don't have any clear jel. Although you may need to cut back on the amount of cornstarch.
And if you prefer, you can substitute the heavy cream for an 8 oz. tub of cool whip.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 385kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 4gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 290mgPotassium: 157mgFiber: 2gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 737IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Cream Cheese Peach Delight, Peach Delight Recipe
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