Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Peach Paradise Squares

 
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Peach Paradise Squares

Not only is this dessert heavenly in taste but the color makes me hope that the streets of Paradise are paved with peaches instead of gold (I'm kidding - but it is a beautiful color).

The key to a perfect Peach Paradise is the timing and allowing it to cool completely - with patience this is a very easy dessert to make.

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1/3 cup butter (melted)
1 1/4 cups Graham Cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar

Stir all three ingredients together & press into a sprayed/buttered square Pyrex dish (see picture above).  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 8 minutes (or until desired brown color is achieved).  Place on a cooling rack & allow to cool completely.

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Peach Topping
2 cups peaches (washed, peeled, pitted & sliced)
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon (or 1 1/2 tablespoons depending on the juiciness of the peaches) corn starch
1/8 cup water

Prepare the peaches as described above.  In a medium size saucepan combine the peaches, 1/4 cup water, butter & sugar and place on a burner over medium heat.  Bring this mixture almost to a boil - (when those little bubbles start to appear around the edge of the pan but not in the middle).  Remove the pan from the heat.  In a separate bowl whisk the corn starch & 1/8 cup water together until the corn starch is dissolved.  Slowly add to the hot mixture and return to the heat.  Bring to a boil & boil for 1 minute - remove from the heat and allow mixture to cool to room temperature. 

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Cream Cheese Filling
1 package cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup whipping cream (already whipped with 1/8 cup powdered sugar whipped in)
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Whip the whipping cream & 1/8 cup of powdered sugar until nice and fluffy - set aside.  In a different bowl & with an electric mixer - blend the cream cheese, vanilla & 1/4 cup powdered sugar until combined.  Now fold the already whipped whip cream into the cream cheese mixture.  Gently spread this cream cheese filling onto the already baked & cooled crust (see top 2 pictures).

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Now pour the Peach Topping (that has already been cooled to room temperature) on top of the cream cheese filling.  Cover with Plastic wrap & Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour.  Cut into squares & ENJOY!!

 
 
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12 comments:

  1. This sounds delicious! I love how simple it is to prepare. I am definitely adding this to me "to do" list. Thanks for sharing! (New followers here - love your blog)

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    1. Thank you! I'm already a follower of your lovely blog.

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  2. Oooooh...This looks yummy! I think I'd better get some peaches this week. =0)
    Thanks for the recipe.
    ~Kim

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  3. That looks extremely scrumptious!! I wish I was able to sit still long enough to bake anything!

    Whitney

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  4. The recipe looks delicious. I may have to try it. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower.

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  5. This looks delicious I don't believe I've ever had anything like it so I really must give it a try :)

    Thank you for link up with the I Love My Post Blog Hop

    Sarah
    Life in a Break Down
    xx

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  6. Angie,
    This looks delicious. I love anything peaches.
    Thanks for sharing at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

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  7. Yum! Thanks for sharing on the Creative Home & Garden Hop! Hope to see you again today...
    http://littlehomesteadonthehill.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-creative-home-garden-hop-7.html

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  8. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite things hop xo

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  9. These do look like paradise! Yummy!

    Thank you for linking up at Good Tastes Tuesday. We hope to see you again next week.

    http://www.thesassyslowcooker.com/category/good-tastes-tuesday/

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  10. Oooooh Angelique! These look so delicious! I love peaches, and these do look pretty simple to make. Can't wait to try!

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  11. Yum! Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop :)
    Hope to see you again tomorrow...

    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/09/the-homeacre-hop-35.html

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