Friday, September 10, 2010
I love August and September and the arrival of these little delectible orbs of juicy goodness. I really don't think the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden was an apple. Oh don't get me wrong, I like apples but peaches are so-well delicious that it had to be peaches. But I know the world says it was an apple-besides you couldn't call that thing in a guys throat an Adam's Peach could you? It would just sound sissy. Anyway, I have made peach pies forever so I thought I would try my hand at a peach trifle. So here goes. I was wondering, though, what is your favorite way to eat a peach?
Right off the tree?
In a bowl with some sugar and milk or half and half?
Or my favorite way-with a little sugar and a huge dollop (who came up with that word?) of whipped cream?
Most of the "stuff" you will need
The glaze is so easy. You could use any flavor of jello depending on what fruit you are using. Keep the recipe for the glaze handy.
Layer in a pretty bowl. I started with the cake but you can layer in any order you want.
The Finished Product. Can't wait to dig in!
YUMMY! We love everything about this recipe. Play with it-make it your own. Add blueberries or raspberries or whatever you love with peaches. Just make some before this deliciousness goes away. Enjoy!
3-4 Large Ripe Peaches
Angel Food Cake torn into bite sized pieces
Vanilla pudding made by directions with 1/2 tub of Cool Whip added in
Peach Glaze (directions below)
Whipped Cream (I use real cream-is there really any other way?)
For the peach glaze I halved the recipe. This recipe will make two peach pies. Half was enough so I will include the amounts of ingredients for half.
3/4 Cup Corn Starch (1/4 c. + 2 Tbls)
2 1/2 Cups Sugar (1 1/4 c)
1/8 tsp salt (dash)
1/2 Cup cold water (1/4)
Add 2 Cups boiling water (1cup) and stir and cook over med. heat until bubbling and thick.
Remove from heat and add 1 3oz. pkg. Peach flavored jello (3 1/2 Tbls) and 1/4 cup lemon juice (2 Tbls).
Let Cool. Add peaches into glaze and fill 2 pie crusts. (it will take more than 3-4 peaches for pies)
***NOTE - for the trifle, I added a little more water at the end to the consistency that I wanted for the trifle. I didn't want it quite as thick as I would for a pie.
To assemble the trifle:
Layer in any order that you want. I ordered it as follows:
and ended with cream
Good luck and enjoy!