We call this the BEST Peach Dessert…because we really think it’s the Best!
When peaches are in season, you have to make this! Everyone will want seconds, it really is a crowd pleaser. I love to stop at our local produce stand and pick up a bunch of peaches every chance I get. They’re just so good. This simple fresh peach dessert is a family favorite.
This recipe comes from one of my Mom’s good friends. I’m so happy she shared it with us years ago, because it’s a keeper!
The Best Peach Dessert
- 25 Golden Oreo cookies crushed
- 25 vanilla wafer cookies crushed
- 1 stick of butter melted
- 1 8oz. package of cream cheese softened
- 1 cup cool whip
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 6 cups peaches peeled and sliced
- 1/4 cup orange juice concentrate from a can
- 1/4 cup peach juices reserved
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
FOR THE TOP LAYER:
Peel and slice all the peaches. To avoid too much excess liquid in the top layer of this dessert (the peach layer), place the peeled sliced peaches into a colander inside a larger bowl, to allow the peach juices to drip out. Reserve the juices. Chill the peeled sliced peaches in the fridge until ready to assemble.
In a medium sized sauce pan, bring to a boil the reserved peach juices, orange juice concentrate, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla and almond extract. Let this sauce thicken and cool.
In a large bowl, toss the cooled sauce with the 6 cups of sliced peaches, allowing excess liquid to drip out.
FOR THE BOTTOM LAYER:
Mix the melted butter with all of the crushed cookies, and press into a 9x13in. pan.
FOR THE MIDDLE LAYER:
With a handheld mixer, mix the cream cheese with the powdered sugar and cool whip. Spread the cream cheese layer over the cookie crust.
Cover the dish with plastic wrap and chill for 3 hours or overnight.
Add the peaches layer on top. Serve chilled.
Optional: You can chill the top layer separate from the two bottom layers. Just add the peach layer right before serving, to help keep the cookie crust from getting too soft from any excess liquid.
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Oh it’s so good! Perfect for peach season.
*Please note – To avoid too much liquid in the top layer of this dessert (the peach layer), place the peeled sliced peaches into a colander inside a larger bowl, to allow any excess liquid to drip out. Reserve the liquid to be added back into the sauce at a later time.
*A few readers mention that they had issues with the top layer (the peaches layer) being too runny, too much excess liquid. Here are a few solutions: Let any excess liquid from the peaches drain out before adding the glaze. You can also increase the amount of cornstarch in the glaze, and you can also boil the glaze a little longer to help it thicken up before adding it to the peaches. Wishing you all success with this delicious recipe.
Have a peachy day!