Saturday, October 11, 2008

Fresh Peach Delight Cheesecake





















One of the best gifts I've ever been given was 1 year after I moved to Utah. Two of my neighbors (Sharon & Vicki) brought me a nectarine tree for my birthday. I was thrilled and excited, because where I lived in Canada it was too cold to grow them.

It was just a small tree, but it grew so fast that we got fruit the next year and every year after that for the last 10 years. The tree is my husband's baby and he takes good care of it, thinning, spraying, netting etc... and I'm the lucky one who gets to bottle them, jam them, bake with them and eat them!

Between the nectarines and the peaches that my inlaws give me from their tree I'm always searching for peach recipes. Here's one I've had for many, many years. It's a nice light cheesecake and it really screams PEACHES!


Fresh Peach Delight Cheesecake

Crust
· 3 Tbsp. melted butter
· 1 ¼ Cup graham crackers Crumbs
· 2 Tbsp. Brown sugar

Filling
· 17 marchmallows (or half a bag)
· ½ Cup milk
· 1 8 oz. Pkg of cream cheese
· 2 Tbsp. Lemon juice
· 2 large peaches, diced. (or 3 small)
· ½ tsp. Vanilla
· 1 ½ Cup whipped cream (or cool whip)

Combine crust ingredients and put in a the bottom of a greased 8” spring form pan. Cook at 325 F. for 8 minutes. Let cool.

Make filling by melting marshmallows and milk for 1 minute in the microwave at high power. Stir and cook another minute or so, until all marshmallows are melted and combined with milk. Add vanilla. Beat Softened creamcheese in mixer until smooth. Gradually add the marshmallow mixture and lemon juice and mix until well incorporated. Mix in peaches. Fold in whipped cream. Put mixture into spring form pan.
Cool 3 hours or overnight to set. Enjoy!


I couldn't leave my peachy thoughts without showing you a card I created for my Father-in-law. For me, it's always a little more challenging creating a card for a man. I suppose it's because so much of the cute product out there is somewhat feminine. This card is also a testament to keeping your camera close by. Between blogging, scrapbooking and papercrafting I take ALOT of pictures!























I bottled my peaches on the deck to keep the heat out of the kitchen. I let the bottles cool on my table and when I saw the sun hitting them, they practically glowed. I knew I had to capture that.
To create my card I simple added my peachy sentiment (I know, it's corny!!) in PS, did a gradient overlay (orange to yellow), printed it out and pasted it on a card. Now, I just really, really have to SEND it...TODAY!

~see beauty.

2 comments:

kwgirl said...

I'm drooling over the pie...looks amazing! Also LOVE the card, I'm going to have to do that more, take pictures and insert text. Thanks:)

alice hart said...

Hi Susan,
I don't generally liek marshmellow cheesecake recipes because it takes away from the creamy flavor but I will try making this one with some fresh peaches. If you have time please check out my recipe on http://www.cheesecake-recipes.org/contemp/mini.php

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