The unfortunate part about this fabulous recipe is that it's a bit on the time consuming process; not difficult at all, just time consuming. Plan on making this while you work on other projects in the meantime.
- 1 cup crushed Vanilla Wafers
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cube butter, melted
- 11 oz. cream cheese or neufchatel cheese (lower fat but works great for baking), softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 small container cool whip
- 5 cups fresh, peeled and sliced peaches
- 1/4 cup sugar
- lemon juice
- orange juice
- 3 TBS cornstarch
- 2 TBS butter
- pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, sprinkle sliced peaches with fresh lemon juice (I used 1/2 a lemon) and the sugar. Set aside and allow the mix to stand for an hour while you make the crust and filling.
Mix together crust ingredients in a bowl, and spread into a 9x13 pan.
Allow crust to cool while you start working on the filling. Mix all ingredients together with beaters until smooth and creamy.
Put the pan back in the fridge to cool while you finish the peach topping.
Strain the juice from the peaches and set peaches aside.
Add fresh lemon and orange juice to the strained juice until you have 1 cup of juice. (I used the remaining half of a lemon, and filled the rest with orange juice).