Monday, September 3, 2012

Peaches and Cream


1 package (16 ounces) pecan shortbread cookies, crushed
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 package (3 ounces) peach gelatin
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 can (12 ounces) lemon-lime soda
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
6 cups fresh or frozen sliced peeled peaches, thawed
1/3 cup unsweetened pineapple juice


In a small bowl, combine the cookie crumbs and butter; press onto the bottom of an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish.
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, gelatin and cornstarch; stir in soda until smooth. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 5-7 minutes or until slightly thickened. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in whipped topping until blended. Spread over crust. Combine peaches and pineapple juice. Arrange over cream cheese layer. Pour gelatin mixture over top. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Yield: 15 servings.