Saturday, August 8, 2009

Fresh Peach Dessert

This is one of my all time favorite desserts. We would look forward to this dessert every year when the peaches on our tree were ripe. It's important, though, to use sweet, ripe peaches.Peaches from the grocery store are usually not very good.
16 whole graham crackers, crushed
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 c butter, melted
8 ounces mini marshmallows
1/4 cup milk
1 pint whipping cream, whipped and sweetened with 1/3 cup of sugar
5 or 6 fresh large peaches, peeled and sliced
Put milk and marshmallows in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave until marshmallows melt, stirring often. Set aside to cool.
Mix together graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Set aside 1/4 cup for topping and press remaining mixture into a 9x13 pan. Refrigerate.
After marshmallows have cooled, fold together with whipped cream. Spread half this mixture on top of the crust. Top with peaches, then the rest of the cream mixture. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Kristin said...

This is making me fat just looking at it. My brothers peach trees have next to NO peaches this year, and the apricot tree only had about 1/3 of the usual. And the apples are dropping already! What is up with this crazy fruit year? good thing I wasn't really planning on canning this year anyways

Sonja said...

This is awesome! Pile on the peaches, the more the merrier. I think this would be delish with blueberries, also.

Next time, I will cut the sugar a bit and butter the dish I use to melt the marshmallows in.