Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Simply Peachy Dessert

Here in southern Utah we hold an event which is called Peach Days. It is always held the Friday and Saturday before Labor Day. I am in charge of the Peach Cook-off and this is the winning recipe from last year. Tonya Beutler was the creator of it. If any of you are in southern Utah during this time please come to Hurricane and attend Peach Days.

1 2/3 c. crushed pretzels
2 sticks melted butter
3 t. sugar
1 c. chopped almonds
1/2 c. sugar
12 oz (1 1/2 pkg) cream cheese, softened
3 c. cool whip
3-4 c. softened peach sherbet (you can get this at Wal-Mart)
1 c. cool whip
3 fresh peaches
Mix together pretzels, almonds, butter and 3 t. sugar and press in the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan, then bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Let cool. Cream together 1/2 c. sugar, cream cheese, and 3 c. cool whip. Spread on cooled pretzel crust. Spread sherbet over cream cheese mixture, then lightly top with a thin layer of cool whip. Freeze until ready to serve. Place sliced, fresh peaches on top just prior to serving.


Hopie said...

I'm getting so excited for Peach Days!!! I don't like peaches at all, but the celebration is THE BEST!!!

Coleen's Recipes said...

This sounds deliciously refreshing. Thanks for sharing and good luck with the celebration!!