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Peaches and Cream Cheesecake

October 10, 2013Teresa

Peaches and Cream Cheesecake is a fantastic, mouthwatering dessert! This isn’t Cheesecake in the traditional sense. It does have a crust layer using cake mix and vanilla pudding mix, then it has a peach layer, followed by a cream cheese layer, topped with a cinnamon-sugar layer. After it bakes you smother the whole thing with whipped topping. You can add caramel sauce but it really doesn’t need it.

When I served two peach desserts for company two weeks ago, Fresh Peach Crisp was one of the desserts, and this was the other. Everyone loved the Fresh Peach Crisp, but everyone RAVED about Peaches and Cream Cheesecake! A couple of our guests couldn’t stop talking about it. They loved it. As the cheesecake bakes the ingredients kind of swell up a little and all the flavors merge together rather than being nice, little, neat layers–kind of like one of those Lava Cakes you see so much on the Internet.

While this dessert is not particularly healthy, it is spectacular in taste, texture and presentation. The whole key to making this cheesecake is not to overbake it. Avoid the temptation to cook this longer than the directions: 45-50 minutes–even if it doesn’t look done. If you cook it longer than that, the crust gets tough. The cheesecake will finish baking as it cools. Once the cheesecake cools completely, you can cover it with non-dairy whipped topping and either refrigerate it or freeze it for later. I’ve done both.

Back in the mid 1990s I purchased some Women’s Circle Cookbooks that had tons of great recipes in them. I combed through those paperback cookbooks constantly looking for new recipes and used so many. Peaches and Cream Cheesecake is one I found in those cookbooks. I’ve modified it  a bit over the years, but the main ingredients are intact from that original recipe. And, the outcome is always the same – it’s a sensational dessert that everyone loves!

I made Peaches and Cream Cheesecake occasionally when I worked at Dallas Baptist University, where I would present one to different offices around the university. Without fail, people would call me raving about how fabulous the dessert was and then ask for the recipe.

Yeah, it’s just one of those “can’t be beat” recipes. If you’re looking for a screaming good dessert that will rock the socks off your family or company, than give Peaches and Cream Cheesecake a try soon!  While it does have several different steps and layers, the payoff will be worth it as this is such a fantastic dessert. A word of caution is in order: You may find yourself drooling a little. 🙂

When I initially posted this recipe in October 2013, I was still learning the tricks of the photography trade. Sometimes less is more. I drizzled too much caramel sauce over the top so that it kind of took over everything. 🙁 I recently remade this dessert for our Friday night care group (February 2018), and without fail everyone found it delightful. I cooked it about 45 minutes – but I thought it could have stood another 5-8 minutes even though it tested done with a toothpick. It was extremely gooey, but quite frankly, everyone loved it that way. My oven cooks slow at 350 but hot at 400 – go figure!

Regardless, this is a terrific dessert for company and it certainly has that wow factor for holidays and special occasions. Enjoy.

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Peaches and Cream Cheesecake is a dessert to die for! I’ve topped it with Cool Whip, a few sprinkles of cinnamon and some caramel syrup.

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Peaches and Cream Cheesecake is the perfect dessert for holidays. Since you use canned peaches you can make this anytime of the year–not just summer or early fall.

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I’ve never served this dessert without Cool Whip, but I suppose you could top it with ice cream instead. 😉

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Peaches and Cream Cheesecake is a delightful dessert to serve company. It’s one of those fluffy, gooey desserts everyone loves.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Pour flour into a mixing bowl. Add two boxes of French vanilla pudding mix, salt, baking powder, eggs and milk.

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Stir or whisk to combine. Mixture will be a little sticky to handle.

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Grease or spray a 9×13″ baking dish with cooking spray. Sprinkle a tablespoon or two of flour over top of your crust and smooth it out so that it entirely covers the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Press down the crust dough with your hands until it fits the entire bottom surface of your baking dish.

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Drain a 29-oz. can of sliced peaches and RESERVE the juice. Dice up the peaches and lay them on top of the crust layer as evenly as possible. Try to fill in all available space.

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Soften cream cheese in mixing bowl. Add sugar and reserved peach juice.

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Mix together with an electric mixer until smooth. 

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Spread cream cheese layer over top of the peaches.

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Measure 1/2 cup sugar into a small mixing bowl. Add cinnamon and stir to combine.

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Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over top of cream cheese layer.

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Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes and remove from oven.

The dessert will be bubbly but there’s no real indication that it’s done. Trust me, if you bake it for an hour the crust will toughen, so take the cheesecake out after 45-50 minutes and allow it to continue baking while it cools. You can see how the juices bubble up to the top of the cheesecake.

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Once the cheesecake cools, I cover it with a large container of Cool Whip and refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.

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You can decorate the top any way you choose (or not at all).

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To serve: Cut cheesecake in squares.

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If desired, sprinkle with cinnamon or drizzle with caramel sauce. Prepare yourself for serious sugar high if you add caramel syrup too. 

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If you enjoy peaches, this is a great dessert to treat yourself to.

Here’s the recipe.

PEACHES AND CREAM CHEESECAKE

(Recipe adapted from Women’s Circle Cookbook)

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Luscious layered dessert with a crust layer topped with a peach layer, then a cream cheese layer, a cinnamon-sugar layer. After it bakes you smother the whole thing with Cool Whip. Add caramel sauce if you desire. It's a terrific dessert for company and holidays like Easter or Mother's Day.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45-50 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45-50 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Mix flour, salt, eggs, milk, baking powder and pudding. Mixture is sticky.
  2. Grease or spray with cooking spray a 9x13” pan.
  3. Spoon mixture into pan.
  4. I usually sprinkle with about a ¼ cup of flour and then pat down into the pan spreading evenly to edges.
  5. Layer diced peach pieces on top.
  6. Blend cream cheese, 1 and a ½ cups sugar and peach juice.
  7. Spread over top of peaches layer.
  8. Mix cinnamon with sugar.
  9. Sprinkle over top and bake in a 350° oven for 45-50 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  11. Spread with whipped topping and refrigerate over night if possible until serving.
  12. To serve cut into slices.
  13. Garnish with caramel sauce if desired.
Recipe Notes

NOTE:  Resist the temptation to bake this longer than 45-50 minutes as the crust will get tough. Even though it may not look done, remove from oven and allow the cheesecake to cool completely. Once you serve it, the dessert will be fine!

NOTE: Because the bottom layer is so sticky, I usually sprinkle the dough with a tiny bit of flour and press it firmly into the baking dish. It really will not spread otherwise.

Recipe adapted from Women’s Circle Cookbook.
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[b]Peaches and Cream Cheesecake[/b]
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/Womens-Circle-Cooking-Given-Unknown/dp/1559931744/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1386205231&sr=8-4&keywords=women%27s+circle+cookbook” target=”_blank” title=”women’s circle cookbooks”]Women’s Circle Cookbook[/url]
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Serves: 15
Luscious layered dessert with a crust layer topped with a peach layer, then a cream cheese layer, a cinnamon-sugar layer. After it bakes you smother the whole thing with Cool Whip. Add caramel sauce if you desire.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups [url href=”http://www.goldmedalflour.com/” target=”_blank” title=”gold medal unbleached flour”]Gold Medal[/url] UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 small packages vanilla pudding (regular or instant)
  • 29-oz. can sliced peaches, drained, reserving syrup and diced into small pieces
  • 2 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 6 tbsp. peach juice
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 16-oz. container whipped topping
  • caramel sauce for garnish, if desired
Instructions
  1. Mix flour, salt, eggs, milk, baking powder and pudding. Mixture is sticky.
  2. Grease or spray with cooking spray a 9×13” pan.
  3. Spoon mixture into pan.
  4. I usually sprinkle with about a ¼ cup of flour and then pat down into the pan spreading evenly to edges.
  5. Layer diced peach pieces on top.
  6. Blend cream cheese, 1 and a ½ cups sugar and peach juice.
  7. Spread over top of peaches layer.
  8. Mix cinnamon with sugar.
  9. Sprinkle over top and bake in a 350° oven for 45 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  11. Spread with whipped topping and refrigerate over night if possible until serving.
  12. To serve cut into slices.
  13. Garnish with caramel sauce if desired.
Notes
Resist the temptation to bake this longer than 45 minutes as the crust will get tough. Even though it may not look done, remove from oven and allow the cheesecake to cool completely. Once you serve it, the dessert will be fine!
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Peaches and Cream Cheesecake is a dessert your whole family will adore.

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This is a great dessert for company, too, since you can get about 15 pieces out of one 9×13″ pan.

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This fruity dessert has always been a hit whenever I’ve made it. 

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21 Comments

  • Mandy Mulvihill

    January 5, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    This was a tasty recipe!! We added extra caramel to make it extra delicious. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Teresa

      January 5, 2020 at 4:37 pm

      Hi, Mandy. Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know you enjoyed the recipe. It really is something special. Have a great week.

  • Kerry

    April 21, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    I made this today for Easter and it was a huge hit! Super easy to make and delicious. Definitely going in the rotation.

    1. Teresa

      April 22, 2019 at 6:12 am

      Thanks, Kerry. I’ve always loved this cheesecake recipe. It’s definitely different but so delicious.

  • Wanda

    July 5, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Yummy dessert! My crust came out gummy and chewy. Should I have cooked a bit longer?

    1. Teresa

      July 6, 2018 at 8:18 am

      Hi Wanda. Yes, it’s really a judgment call on this recipe depending on if you have an oven with hot spots or not. I usually have to cook it about 50-55 minutes. I’ve cooked it as long as an hour and fifteen minutes before, but it seemed too tough. It’s one of those recipes that’s really hard to test for doneness, but if you get it right, it’s absolutely awesome! 🙂

  • Lisa

    June 28, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    If I use fresh fresh peaches would I have to cook them first or can I put them in freshnight

    1. Teresa

      June 28, 2018 at 4:28 pm

      Hi, Lisa. I’ve never used fresh peaches in this recipe. It may work but the peaches may not cook through quite as well and be as soft as they would be if canned. Sorry I can’t be of more help.

      1. Anonymous

        June 29, 2018 at 8:26 pm

        Ok thanks, I guess I’ll let you know what I decide to then and how it turns out.

        1. Teresa

          June 30, 2018 at 8:39 am

          🙂

  • Vanessa

    April 6, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Thanks for sharing! Does it keep very long?

    1. Teresa

      April 6, 2018 at 10:50 am

      Hi, Vanessa. It will keep a week in the refrigerator. You can also freezer it.

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  • DaShonna

    November 26, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I can’t wait to cook this for Thanksgiving!!! Is there a way to use frozen peaches for this recipe?

    1. Teresa

      November 26, 2013 at 9:35 pm

      Thanks, Da Shonna, I certainly hope you and your family enjoy this recipe. We sure have delighted in this recipe over the years. I don’t think it would be a problem at all to use frozen peaches. I like to dice my pieces into small pieces so that every square inch of the dish is covered with peaches. I think you can cut frozen peaches on a cutting board to dice them up into smaller pieces. The biggest thing with this recipe is not to overcook it. If you cook it more than about 45 minutes (even though it may not look done) it gets tough. So take it out after 45 minutes and you should be good. You can make this Wednesday and refrigerate it over night with or without the Cool Whip. It’s always been easier for me to put the Cool Whip on in advance. Hope this helps.

  • Andi @ The Weary Chef

    October 13, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    This looks ooey gooey and delicious, Teresa! What a tasty recipe! Thanks so much for sharing it at Saturday Night Fever!

    1. Teresa

      October 13, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      It truly is marvelous (even without the caramel sauce on top). You’re so welcome. I really appreciate your link parties. I’ve seen a lot of traffic and pins as a result. Thanks so much!

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