Welcome to another delectable journey in the world of desserts! Today, we’re diving into the irresistible realm of Cream Cheese Peach Pie Delight. This delightful dessert is not only a feast for your taste buds but also a breeze to make. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe is bound to impress. So, roll up your sleeves, preheat your oven, and start creating a sweet masterpiece that’ll have everyone asking for seconds.
Who is This Recipe For?
Cream Cheese Peach Pie Delight is for anyone who craves a taste of summer in every bite. If you’re a fan of the classic combination of sweet peaches and creamy goodness, this dessert will be a hit at your next gathering. It’s also a fantastic choice when you’re short on time but still want to serve a homemade treat that’ll leave a lasting impression.
Ingredients You’ll Need:
Gather these kitchen essentials before you begin:
- 1 package of white or yellow dry cake mix
- 1/3 cup butter, at room temperature
- 2 large eggs, divided
- 29-ounce can of peach slices, drained
- 8 ounces of Cream Cheese, at room temperature
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
The Step-by-Step Directions:
1. Preheat and Prepare
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Then, spray a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
2. Create the Crust
In a large bowl, combine the dry cake mix, room-temperature butter, and one egg. Mix until the mixture becomes crumbly. Set aside 1 1/2 cups of these crumbs; they’ll become our topping. Press the remaining crumbs into the bottom of the prepared pan, creating a firm crust. Pop it into the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes.
3. Prepare the Peaches
While the crust is baking, cut the peach slices into 1-inch pieces. You can choose to use fresh or frozen peaches, but for this recipe, canned peaches work perfectly due to the shorter baking time.
4. Creamy Cheesecake Layer
In another large bowl, combine the room-temperature Cream Cheese, sugar, one egg, and vanilla extract. Use a mixer to beat the mixture until it turns creamy.
5. Layer and Bake
Once the crust is out of the oven, it’s time to assemble our pie. Spoon the prepared peaches evenly over the partially baked crust. Next, pour the creamy cheesecake mixture over the peaches, spreading it out evenly. Finally, sprinkle the reserved crumbs over the top.
Bake your Cream Cheese Peach Pie Delight for an additional 30 minutes or until the top is lightly golden.
6. Chill and Serve
Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool for at least 30 minutes. This step is crucial as it allows the flavors to meld together. Afterward, refrigerate any leftovers to keep them fresh.
Recipe Tips and Variations
- Add Some Zest: For a burst of citrusy flavor, consider adding a teaspoon of lemon zest to the Cream Cheese mixture.
- Nutty Crunch: Sprinkle some chopped nuts (like pecans or almonds) on top of the pie for an extra layer of crunch and flavor.
- Fruit Swaps: While peaches are fantastic, you can get creative and experiment with other fruits like cherries, blueberries, or a mix of your favorites.
- Serve with a Dollop: A dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream takes this dessert to the next level.