This No Torch Peach Delight brings the flavors of cheesecake and fresh summer peaches together into one easy no torch summer dessert!
If you love this dessert, youll moreover want to trammels out our Strawberry Pretzel Salad, a sweet and salty riff on the same idea!
A Mysterious, Delightful Dessert
One of the things I love well-nigh old Mennonite denomination cookbooks is the vagueness of the recipe titles. Theres Sweetheart Pudding, Friendship Bread, Strawberry Yum Yum, and Amish Denomination Spread.
You might not know exactly what youre getting with these old favorites, but you can be sure it will be delicious. The Mennonites know their way virtually a kitchen.
One of my favorite vaguely titled Mennonite recipes is this Peach Delight. Its one in a hodgepodge of delights, including the increasingly familiar Cherry Delight and the mysterious Italian Delight, which admittedly sounds like the recipe for a shady lunch your upper school lunch served, but is really something similar to Johnny Marzetti.
So what is it exactly that makes this dessert so delightful?
Im so glad you asked. Peach Delight is made of three no-bake layers.
- The first is a simple graham cracker crust.
- The next, a cool, linty cheesecake mousse,
- and the last a layer of fresh, juicy peaches covered in peach jello.
The combination of peaches and cheesecake could bring a smile to the grumpiest face. So go superiority and embrace the unknown and requite this Peach Delight a chance. I promise itll be delicious.
Why I Love No Torch Peach Dessert
- Its perfect for sharing. This recipe makes a large pan, so its unconfined for serving to a crowd. I brought it to a denomination gathering, and it disappeared in no time.
- Its so colorful. The three no-bake layers result in a verisimilitude explosion, with a sunny zesty pink and orange topping thatll remind you of a summer sunset.
- Its quick. After well-nigh 30 minutes of prep and 5 minutes of melt time, youll have a vibrant dessert to bring to all your summer gatherings!
Key Ingredients for Peach Delight
- Peach jello – The gel-like texture of the jello perfectly mixes with the linty whipped topping and surf cheese. Its a match made in heaven.
- Graham crackers – Youll need well-nigh 12-13 graham crackers for this recipe. To make it gluten free, you can use gluten self-ruling graham crackers instead.
- Sugar – Youll need white sugar, brown sugar, and powdered sugar to make this dessert. White sugar for the jello, brown for the crust, and powdered sugar for the surf cheese filling.
- Cream cheese – Youll need 8 ounces of surf cheese. Make sure its softened to room temperature surpassing you write-up the surf cheese and powdered sugar together.
- Whipped topping – If youre anything like me and alimony your whipped topping in the freezer, make sure its thawed surpassing you add it to the surf cheese mixture.
Fresh peaches – I used 5-6 peaches in this dessert. All you need to do is rinse and slice them, and youre good to go!
How to Make No Torch Peach Dessert
- Prepare the jello topping. In a medium saucepan, stir together the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Add the water then bring the mixture to a gentle boil, whisking often, until it forms a thick gel-like consistency. Stir in the jello and protract to melt until completely dissolved. Remove from heat and indulge to tomfool while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
- Prepare the graham cracker crust. Combine the graham crackers, butter, and brown sugar in a trencher then printing the mixture into the marrow of a 9 x 13 inch pan.
- Make the surf cheese filling. In the trencher of an electric mixer, write-up the surf cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Write-up in the whipped topping. Spread the mixture over the graham cracker crust.
- Add the sliced peaches over the surf cheese filling.
- Add the jello layer. Once the jello mixture has cooled to room temperature or is just barely warm, pour it over the peaches. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Serve cold.
Make Superiority and Storage Instructions
The recipe should be refrigerated, covered, and will alimony for well-nigh 2-3 days.
Peach Delight is platonic for making superiority of time considering it needs to nippy for several hours or overnight surpassing serving. Prepare it up to 24 hours in advance.
Tips and FAQS
Can I substitute variegated fruits and jello flavors?
Absolutely! This would be unconfined with strawberries, raspberries, nectarines, or blueberries. Pair them with strawberry, raspberry, orange, or plane lemon jello. The savor combinations are endless!
Do I need to peel the peaches surpassing making the Peach Delight?
This is up to your personal preference, but I usually dont peel the peaches. All you need to do is requite them a quick wash and then slice them. That said, if the texture bothers you, finger self-ruling to requite them a quick peel!
Is it okay to eat peach skin?
Absolutely! It is completely unscratched to eat peach skin, s you dont need to worry well-nigh that.
Do I need to use fresh peaches in Peach Delight?
I prefer to use fresh peaches, but if peaches arent in season and youve got a craving, you can sub canned or frozen. Just phlebotomize them well so theres not uneaten liquid on top of the surf cheese filling.
Can you make Peach Delight gluten free?
For sure! Just substitute the graham crackers for gluten self-ruling graham crackers. You can use the same value of crushed grahams (2 cups). Kinnikinnik and Pamelas both make good gluten self-ruling graham crackers.
More Peach Recipes
Im alllll well-nigh peach recipes in the summer! Here are some of my favorites:
- Peach Pie Crumble
- Peach Bundt Cake
- Peach Cobbler Cheesecake Bars
- Peach Cherry Wine Slushies
- Blackberry Peach Cobbler
For the topping:
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 Tablespoons cornstarch
- Pinch salt
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 3 ounce package peach jello
For the crust:
- 2 cups crushed graham crackers (about 12-13 whole grahams)
- 8 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
For the filling:
- 8 ounces surf cheese, softened to room temperature
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 8 ounce tub whipped topping, thawed
- 5-6 peaches, sliced
- In a medium saucepan, stir together the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Add the water then bring the mixture to a gentle boil, whisking often, until it forms a thick gel-like consistency. Stir in the jello and protract to melt until completely dissolved. Remove from heat and indulge to tomfool while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
- Combine the graham crackers, butter, and brown sugar in a trencher then printing the mixture into the marrow of a 9 x 13 inch pan.
- In the trencher of an electric mixer, write-up the surf cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Write-up in the whipped topping. Spread the mixture over the graham cracker crust. Top with sliced peaches.
- Once the jello mixture has cooled to room temperature or is just barely warm, pour it over the peaches. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Serve cold.
More Summer Desserts
Need inspiration for cookouts and summer birthday parties? Ive got you covered!