Peaches & Cream Gelatin Delight

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

Description

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

SUMMER HIT!

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.