Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Peach Mallow Dessert

Maybe I should change this blog to a dessert blog because it seems that's what I'm always posting but hey, you only get peaches once a year and I just had to post another recipe using fresh peaches. This is a really yummy recipe that does not use cream cheese. It uses marshmallows and whipping cream instead. It is so light that you can eat a bunch of it. Make it quick because we all know that the deliciousness of fresh peaches is going away all too fast.

The ingredients are pretty basic.

Melt the marshmallows and the milk together in the microwave. Stir about every 30 seconds until completely melted. Cool. While the marshmallow mixture is cooling, whip the whipping cream until stiff. Add some sugar and vanilla. When the marshmallow mixture is cool, fold it into the whipped cream.

Slice the peaces into a bowl and add a little sugar if you think they need to be sweetened a bit.

To assemble, pour half of the cream mixture on top of the crust in the pan. Top with all of the peaches and then the rest of the cream. Top with the reserved crumb mixture. I added chopped pecans to the top and I really liked it with the nuts. They are optional.

This dessert is just light and tasty. It makes a medium filled 9x13. If you want it really full, double the recipe and you'll have more than enough. Too bad peaches are only here for a minute and then we have to wait a whole 11 months til next season. Enjoy!

Peach Mallow Dessert

7 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1/2 cup milk
1 cup whipping cream
fresh peaches
20 graham crackers
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cube butter

Melt the mini marshmallows with the milk in the microwave. Stir every 30 seconds until melted and mixed together. Cool.

Make the crust by crushing the graham crackers. Add sugar and cinnamon. Mix in melted butter. Pat 3/4 crumbs into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Reserve the remaining crumbs for top. You can add chopped nuts to the reserved topping or to the peaches if desired.

Peel and slice the peaches and add a little sugar to sweeten the peaches if needed.

Whip the cream and sweeten slightly with powdered sugar and add 1 tsp. vanilla. Fold into the cooled marshmallow mixture.

To assembled: put half the whipped cream mixture into crust and spread to edges. Add the peaches. Top with the rest of the cream mixture. Top with crumbs. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

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