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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fresh Peach Dessert

My Aunt Julie gave this recipe to our family years ago. It gets rave reviews everytime I make it. My sister Sherri makes a great homemade white cake that makes a great crust. When pressed for time I use a moist cake mix from the store and it works super. It really is the peach topping that makes this dessert to die for!

1 pkg. Orange or Peach jell-o (Orange gives it better color and flavor in my opinion)
2 cups water
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
Cook the above ingredients until clear. Cool before adding 4-5 cups (6-8 peaches) fresh peaches, but do not allow for it to set up. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Mix together in a separate bowl:
1 can sweetened condensed milk
¼ cup lemon juice
1 (12 oz) cool whip

Lorna Doone cookies or white cake (mix or from scratch) serves as the crust.
For the cookies; lay them flat in the bottom of a cake pan and then top with the condensed milk and cool whip mixture. Then top with jell-o mixture. Return to fridge until set up.

If you choose white cake divide it in half and pour it into two 9 x 13 cake pans and bake as directed; completely cool. Then follow the directions listed with the cookies. (* When using cake mix make the cake as directed on the box and pour into two pans and make the recipe as is the toppings will cover both 9 x 13 pans completely.)

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