Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Peach and Raspberry Delight

Last time we were in Arkansas, Brian's grandma gave us a ton of veggies along with a few, small peaches. I've never made anything with fresh peaches, but I knew I wanted to use one of my Grandma Diebold's recipes. Not only was my grandma an incredible person, she was also an amazing cook. So many of the memories I have of her involve being in the kitchen. I grew up watching her bring my family so much joy through her cooking, and I really think that is one of the reasons why I love to cook.

I chose this recipe because it's the perfect hot weather dessert. I like to pretend that the fresh peaches cancel out the pounds of butter and sugar I used to make this. There are many ways you can make this recipe lighter, but I am not about to alter an already perfect, grandma approved, family recipe.

Fresh, ripe peaches - yum!
I was having some trouble peeling the skin off of the peaches so I did a little research and learned a great trick. I followed this tutorial, and it made my life so much easier!
I only had about 2 cups of fresh peaches so I used one can of sliced peaches to fill in the gaps.

Raspberry Jello topping =  the perfect compliment to the peaches

You can use whatever jello/fruit combination you can dream up for this recipe.

You have to make this!
 Grandma Diebold's Peach (and Raspberry)* Delight

1st Layer
2 c. flour
2T. sugar (This doesn't seem like much, but the other two layers provide plenty of sweetness.)
2 stick butter - softened
1/2 c. chopped pecans or walnuts (I used walnuts.)

Mix all ingredients, spread in 9 x 13 pan, bake @ 350 for 20 min.  Cool.

2nd Layer
1 c. sugar
1 (8 oz) cream cheese softened
1 carton (9 oz) whipped topping
3 cups fresh peaches sliced

Cream sugar and cream cheese. Fold in whipped topping. Spread mixture over crust. Top cream cheese mixture with peach slices.

3rd Layer
1 c. sugar
4 T. cornstarch
1 1/2 c. water
1 pkg. (3 oz) peach gelatin*

*I could not find peach gelatin anywhere!  Raspberry and peach is a delicious combination, and I think my grandma would totally approve!

Combine sugar and cornstarch, stir in water. Cook until thick. Stir in gelatin until thoroughly blended. Cool. Spread the glaze over peaches. Keep refrigerated.


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