Peaches & Cream Gelatin Delight

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Cooling Time: 1 hrs
Yields: 10 servings


A beautiful dessert made with pineapple gelatin, cream cheese and topped with maraschino cherries. Your guests will enjoy this cool citrus taste enhanced by a vanilla cookie flavor.


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 45) or Maria cookies (about 30)
  • 1 envelope (.25 oz.) unflavored gelatin
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature, cut in cubes
  • 1 can (8.75 oz.) sliced peaches, drained
  • 7 maraschino cherries, blotted dry
  • 1 package (3 oz.) pineapple-flavored gelatin


PREHEAT oven to 350º F.

MELT butter in small saucepan. Stir in cookie crumbs until well blended. Press crumbs onto bottom of ungreased 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

DISSOLVE unflavored gelatin in lemon juice in small bowl. Place evaporated and condensed milks, cream cheese and dissolved gelatin in blender; blend until smooth. Pour mixture over crust; refrigerate for 1 hour.

ARRANGE peaches and cherries on chilled pie. Prepare pineapple gelatin as directed on package. To prevent fruit from floating, pour about 1/4 inch of gelatin over arranged fruit. Refrigerate until slightly set, but not firm. Pour remaining gelatin over the fruit. Refrigerate for several hours or until completely firm.

TO SERVE: Dip knife in warm water and run around edge to loosen. Remove side of pan.

Great spring time dessert!

by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on Mar. 2008

This is a great spring time dessert...after all the heavy, darker desserts of winter...don't get me wrong, it is by no means "Light", it just gives a nice "springy" presentation!!

Cheese, Gelatin and Fruit Pie

by K. Kathleen , South Hadley, MA on Mar. 2007

I had tried this recipe for Christmas and it didn't gel. I then tried it again for my church and purchased new unflavored gelatin. The recipe has a very good taste, but stating that it's a "pie" doesn't ring true to me. When I cut into it, it all squishes out the sides. I plan to use this recipe again, but use it in a trifle dish instead of a springform cake pan. The texture is more like a pudding to me than a "pie".

Sparkling dessert

by G. Gene , MERRILL, WI on Jan. 2006

This very pretty, very easy dessert gelatin was a big hit on our holiday buffet table. It serves quite a few people because it is very rich and refreshing. The positive comments have earned it a permanent place at our family get-togethers.

Cheese, gelatin & fruit pie

by K. KAREN , FORT WORTH, TX on Jan. 2006

This was easy to make and tasted good.

Cheese, Gelatin and Fruit Pie

by N. Norma , ROBSTOWN, TX on Nov. 2005

I agree this is an APPRECIATED RECIPE:A beautiful dessert made with gelatin, cream cheese and topped with maraschino cherries. Your guests will enjoy this cool citrus taste enhanced by a vanilla cookie flavor.

cheese, gelatin and fruit pie

by m. melissa , RIVER FALLS, WI on Sep. 2005

Looks hard, but it's not! It is so easy to do! Tastes great!

cheese, gelatin, and fruit pie

by m. marcia , newport richey fl on Aug. 2005

Easy to make, and it makes a special treat at the end of dinner party or family dinner to serve to everyone, they will love it, and think you spent hours making it.


by M. Ms. , FARMINGDALE, NY on Aug. 2005

We have enjoyed this recipe a few times now - with one exception. I am allergic to pineapple so I substituted orange gelatin for the pineapple and it is just a wonderful treat! Using the blender to mix the ingredients until smooth is so easy. What a great easy to make summer dessert! There have never been leftovers with this one. It is THAT good.

Fruit Pie

by J. J. , ARLINGTON, MA on Aug. 2005

This is a much better recipe than it's title leads one to believe. when I read, "cheese, gelatin, and fruit" I wasn't enthused to try it, yet once I read recipe it sounded simple and yet perfect for a hot day. It was both!

Cheese,Gelatin and Fruit Pie

by J. JANIE , BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, PA on Aug. 2005

I made this easy and very tasty pie for friends, for a evening picnic. I started making the pie in the morning of the day, I knew it had plenty of time to sit up or firm up. I did as the directions called, but it never got firm. Caution don't blend it to long in the blender or on high speed, I do believe that was my problem. The pie is very good, so we ate it soupy with a spoon.