Tis the season again for peaches. We have been thoroughly enjoying these beautiful late summer days. We haven't had a frost yet and everything is still producing like crazy. I think the Lord gave me such a beautiful September to make up for the cold slow coming summer.
I have to admit to being a peach and tomato snob this time of year. I don't ever bother with tomatoes or peaches unless they are fresh, in season, and from the garden. I'll buy a token tomato or two every once in a while to make a sandwich look presentable, but never a rock hard, tasteless peach from who knows where.
Once again my muther's peach trees delighted us this year. The peach raper has been shot, (hallelujah!) and the peaches are beautiful! We have been eating peaches like we won't see them again for another year:) To bad that is actually the case. We've had them on waffles, pancakes, with skim milk and cream, in smoothies and straight up in lunch boxes. The recipe that has dominated my kitchen this peach season has been this Peaches and Cream recipe below. I think I've made it at least 6 times. There's only one bad part about this dessert. It is the leftovers.
I have watched as the leftovers have just disappeared. Practically in front of my eyes. No dirty plates, just forkful after forkful eaten straight from the pan. This dessert is light and refreshing, and maybe that's why we have a tendency to just keep forking. It's fruit anyways. Almost good for you.
My mom gave me this recipe a few years ago, and I don't know why I haven't shared until now. You will love it, and think I'm amazing for sharing. Thanks! Also here's a few links to some of my other favorite peach recipes. Like Makita's Peach Pie and homemade Peach Ice Cream. All are wonderful! Enjoy friends!
My Muther's Peaches and Cream Deliciousness
1 pkg of cheap vanilla sandwich cookies
Oodles of peaches
3 c. cream whipped and sweetened
1/2 t. almond extract or vanilla
Place all the vanilla sandwich cookies in a blender or food processor and blitz the heck out of them until they are all crumbs. In the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan place about 1/2 inch of crumbs and press them into the pan. Now peel and slice tons of peaches. The more the better. Cover the entire pan with peaches so no crumbs show. Now spread the whipped cream over all the peaches. Right to the edge. The peaches won't discolor if you have the cream to the edge. Now sprinkle the cream with a few more crumbs. Strictly for aesthetic purposes. Enjoy!