Peaches and Cream Gluten-Free Dessert
We asked our friends at The Perks of Being Us to take our sweet Georgia Peaches and combine them with our healthy Pearson Farm Pecan Meal into a recipe we could share with you. We are speechless! This delicious, gluten-free dessert will become a favorite at your parties this summer.
This makes a crowd size batch! If you want to half it to make you smaller batch, you can!
INGREDIENTS FOR GLUTEN-FREE CRUST:
- 3 cups Pearson Farm Pecan Meal
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 stick butter, melted
INGREDIENTS FOR PEACHES N CREAM FILLING:
- 2 pounds fresh or frozen Pearson Farm Peaches
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons rose wine
- 1 envelope Knox unflavored gelatin
- 2 tablespoons water
- 32 ounces softened cream cheese
- 1/2 cup sugar
WHIPPING CREAM PART
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
INGREDIENTS FOR TOPPING:
- Sliced Pearson Farm Peaches (fresh or frozen)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING COOKED PEACHES FOR FILLING:
Add 2 pounds peeled and sliced fresh or frozen peaches to pan. Add sugar and rose wine. Allow peaches to cook on low for about 30 minutes, or until softened, and breaking down. Mix cold water and gelatin in bowl, and stir into peach mixture. Cool peach mixture by placing in bowl and place in fridge to cool, and set up.
INSTRUCTION FOR MAKING GLUTEN-FREE PECAN CRUST:
Pre-heat oven to 350 F
Mix pecan meal, melted butter and brown sugar in the pan you will be making this dessert in. I chose a large oval pan, but you can use a 13x9 pan. Press crust into bottom of pan and up the sides to form a crust that goes almost to the edges of the serving pan.
Allow crust to cool while you make the filling.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING PEACHES IN CREAM FILLING:
Place the softened cream cheese in the mixing bowl of a stand mixer. Beat cream cheese till light and fluffy, with no lumps. Add sugar, and continue to beat.
Now it is time to combine the peach mixture with the cream cheese. Using a spatula, fold in the peach mixture, and stir to get mixture thoroughly blended. Sit this mixture back in the fridge while you prepare the whipped cream.
It is important to use a clean, oil free bowl that has been chilled to whip your cream. You can use a stand or a hand mixture. Pour the 2 cups of heavy cream into the bowl and beat on high till cream starts to expand. Now add the powder sugar, and continue to beat till stiff peaks form. Do not over beat.
INSTRUCTIONS TO ASSEMBLE THE PEACHES N CREAM DESSERT:
Being very gentle, fold in the whipped cream to the cream cheese and peach mixture. Add this mixture to the cooled pecan meal crust, mounding softly. This dessert will need to chill for at least 2 hours, or overnight. Once dessert has set up, you can add prepared peach topping if you are planning to serve that day. If you are not serving till the next day, wait to add peaches before serving, so they do not discolor.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING PEACHES FOR TOPPING:
Slice a few peaches, splash with a little lemon juice and a tablespoon of sugar. Let set for a few minutes before arranging on top of dessert. You can also use frozen peaches, but allow them to thaw. Note, if not serving dessert till next day, wait to do this step before serving. If you do it the day before, the peaches will discolor.