Fresh peach dessert

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I don’t know what I love more about this dessert…the buttery crust with a nutty flavor, the sweet cream cheese filling, the fresh peaches, or the whipped cream on top. Just writing that made my mouth start watering! I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. I wait all year for peach season so I can make “Fresh Peach Dessert.” And the amazing thing is that it’s always even better than I remember it!

And just in case a little voice in your head starts to tell you not to eat dessert (it isn’t healthy, too many calories, etc.) check out THIS POST – Five Healthy Reasons You should Eat Dessert.

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Fresh Peach Dessert

 1 1/2 c. soft butter, separated
½ c. brown sugar
2 c. flour
1/2 c. chopped peanuts
8 oz. cream cheese
1 c. sugar
8-10 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
1 pint (2 cups) whipping cream
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Cut 1 c. butter, brown sugar and flour into a crumble.  Drop into a 9×13 pan but do not press.  Sprinkle with chopped nuts.  Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.  Cool.  Break into crumbs sprinkle half into pan.  Do not press. Reserve remaining crumbs.
Then mix cream cheese, sugar and 1/2 c. butter in a separate bowl. Layer over crumbs.  Top with peaches. Whip whipped cream with ½ c. powdered sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla.  Layer whipped cream over peaches. Sprinkle rest of crumbs on top and chill.
You might notice that for the first time ever, I have posted something on The Happy Gal that is not “healthy” or “low fat.” There is butter and real whipped cream in this recipe, and it was actually not a mistake. It belongs on this website because The Happy Gal is a resource for women who want to live happy, peaceful, balanced lives. And I don’t know about you, but for me, butter and whipped cream is definitely a part of that.
How about some truth when it comes to dessert? I share five reasons why dessert is actually healthy in a post HERE. Dessert is a natural part of a healthy, well-balanced life. Eaten in the right proportion, at the right time, it can add a sweetness to life that you deserve.
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16 Responses

  1. How far ahead can you put this together prior to serving? I’m thinking a day ahead it might just end up mush.

    1. Ooh, great question Monica. I like to prepare this fresh and serve it the same day after letting it chill in the refrigerator for an hour or two. It is a little mushy the next day, unfortunately.

  2. holy moly! I made this for my mom’s birthday dessert and it was suuuuuper delicious! easy to prepare, not overly sweet. it tasted just like cold peach cobbler. 🙂 thank you!

    1. So glad you like it! “Holy moly” captures exactly the way I feel about it too! Love, love this dessert. Thanks for the comment!

    1. Nope – just regular old flour. Nothing too fancy! Thanks for your question. I hope you love it as much as I do!

    1. Yes, full all the way to the top. I think I think you can count on 15 generous servings – but I usually get more out of it because it is so rich. Let me know how you like it!

  3. This dessert is so good. Requests for recipe every place I take it. I did use one of the peaches to make a glaze which I spread over the peaches to help curtail the juices. I kept some for five days to see how it would hold up. Every thing held up well, the peaches did not turn dark, the crust was not as crunchy but it still tasted amazing.

    1. Oh, great tip! Thanks Vicki. Yes, this is going to make you the MVP of the dessert table! It’s such a good one. 🙂

  4. It was super yummy!!! 🙂 I liked it better with pecans than nuts but other than that it was amazing. 🙂

    1. So glad you liked it Celeste! Now I’m going to have to try it with pecans to see what I like best! Thanks for your comment.

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