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Peach Delight

This Peach Delight, is a dreamy dessert that's perfect for summer gatherings or anytime you're craving something sweet and fruity. With layers of buttery graham cracker crust, creamy cheesecake filling, juicy peach pie filling, and fluffy whipped topping, this dessert is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

You'll love how easy this dessert is to make, with simple ingredients and minimal baking time. Even better, you can make it ahead of time and let it chill in the fridge until you're ready to serve.

A slice of Peach Delight on a white plate with a bite on a fork.

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I'm obsessed with this Peach Delight because it's like all my favorite desserts rolled into one. The graham cracker crust is so buttery and crisp, and it's the perfect base for the creamy, tangy cheesecake layer.

And then you have that peach pie filling. It's bursting with sweet, juicy peaches that pair perfectly with the rich cheesecake and fluffy whipped topping. And the chopped pecans on top add the perfect nutty crunch.

I love serving this dessert at summer barbecues and potlucks. It's always a hit, and people can't believe how easy it is to make. 

Peach Delight is also super customizable. Don't like peaches? Swap in any other fruit pie filling you like - cherry, blueberry, or apple would all be delicious. And if you're not a fan of nuts, just leave off the pecans or swap in some shredded coconut.

Ingredient Notes

See the printable recipe card below for all ingredients, specific measurements, and complete instructions.

Ingredients to make peach delight dessert set out on the counter.
  • Graham Crackers: The base for the buttery, crisp crust. Crush them finely in a food processor or use store-bought graham cracker crumbs for the best texture.
  • Butter: Melted butter binds the crust together. Use unsalted so you can control the amount of salt.
  • Cream Cheese: The key to the creamy, tangy cheesecake layer. Make sure it's softened to room temp for easy mixing.
  • Confectioners Sugar: Powdered sugar sweetens the cheesecake layer. If you make homemade whipped cream, you can also add powdered sugar to it for stability. 
  • Vanilla Extract: Adds a subtle floral flavor to the cheesecake filling.
  • Whipped Topping: You can use homemade whipped cream if you prefer.
  • Peach Pie Filling: Use a good quality canned filling for the best flavor.
  • Pecans: Chopped nuts add a crunch to the top of the peach delight. Toast them first for even more flavor.

How To Make Peach Delight

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F and greasing a 9x13 inch baking dish. This will help the crust brown evenly and prevent it from sticking.

Crushed graham crackers and melted butter in a mixing bowl.
Homemade graham cracker crust pressed into bottom of glass baking dish.

To make the crust, crush the graham crackers into fine crumbs using a food processor or a plastic bag and a rolling pin. Mix the crumbs with the melted butter until well combined.

Press the crust mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish using your hands or the bottom of a measuring cup. Bake for 7 minutes, then set aside to cool completely.

Cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract mixed together in a mixing bowl.
Whipped topping added to cream cheese mixture in the mixing bowl.

For the cheesecake layer, beat the softened cream cheese, confectioners sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy. Gently fold in half of the whipped topping until it's fully incorporated.

Cheesecake layer spread on top of  graham cracker crust in baking dish.
Peach pie filling layer spread over whipped cream topping and crust in baking dish.

Spread the cheesecake mixture evenly over the cooled crust, making sure to get it all the way to the edges.

Next, pour the peach pie filling over the cheesecake layer and spread it out in an even layer.

Whipped topping layer added over peach pie filling layer in baking dish.
Last layer of whipped topping spread over top peach delight in baking dish.

Top the peach layer with the remaining whipped topping, spreading it all the way to the edges of the dish.

Finally, sprinkle the chopped pecans evenly over the top of the whipped topping.

Chill the dessert in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours, or overnight if you have the time. This allows the layers to set up and the flavors to meld together.

Peach Delight Dessert in glass baking dish topped with chopped pecans.

When you're ready to serve, slice the peach delight into squares and enjoy the creamy, fruity goodness!

Can I use fresh peaches instead of canned pie filling?

Absolutely! Just peel, slice, and cook down the peaches with some sugar and cornstarch until they're thick and syrupy.

Easy Variations

  • Change up the fruit. Use any flavor of fruit pie filling you like - cherry, blueberry, strawberry, or apple are all delicious.
  • Swap the nuts. Swap the pecans for walnuts, almonds, or shredded coconut for a different flavor and texture.
  • Change the crust. Use gingersnap cookies or vanilla wafers instead of graham crackers for the crust.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Freezing

Make Ahead: This peach dessert is a great make-ahead option for parties and gatherings. You can assemble the whole thing up to a day in advance and let it chill in the fridge until you're ready to serve.

Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. The crust may get a bit softer over time, but it'll still taste delicious.

Freeze: You can also freeze your peach delight for longer storage. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and foil, then freeze for up to 2-4 weeks. To defrost, place it in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

Recipe Tips

  • Let the cream cheese soften at room temperature for easier mixing and a smoother texture.
  • Use a measuring cup or glass to help press the crust evenly into the bottom of the dish.
  • Spread the layers all the way to the edges of the dish for a pretty presentation.
  • Chill the dessert for at least an hour, but overnight is even better for the best texture and flavor.
A slice of Peach Delight served on a white plate.

Check out my other peach recipes:

This Peach Delight with its creamy cheesecake layer, juicy peach pie filling, and buttery graham cracker crust is like a slice of pure summertime. Whether you're hosting a backyard barbecue or just looking for a sweet treat to enjoy on a warm evening, this dessert is sure to satisfy.

A slice of peach delight topped with chopped peans on a white plate.

Peach Delight Recipe

Author: Judy Wilson
This delicious Peach Delight has layers of buttery graham cracker crust, creamy cheesecake filling, juicy peach pie filling, and fluffy whipped topping.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 22 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 277 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups graham crackers, crushed
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 16 ounces whipped topping, divided
  • 2 21-ounce cans peach pie filling
  • cup chopped pecans (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Crush graham crackers in a food processor or crush them in a plastic Ziploc bag with a rolling pin.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the graham crackers and melted butter until well combined.
  • Spread and press down the crust mixture into a 9x13 baking dish with your hands or the back of a spatula. Place in the oven and bake for 7 minutes.
  • Allow the crust to fully cool once finished baking.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. Fold in half of the whipped topping until fully incorporated.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly across the top of the cooled graham cracker crust.
  • Pour the peach pie filling across the top of the cream cheese layer and spread evenly.
  • Next, spread the remaining whipped topping over the top of the pie filling layer.
  • Garnish the whipped topping layer with chopped pecans. (optional)
  • Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours, or overnight, before serving. Slice and serve, enjoy.

Notes

Chill the dessert for at least an hour, but overnight is even better for the best texture and flavor.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 6gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 260mgPotassium: 133mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 276IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 110mgIron: 1mg
The nutritional information provided is approximate and should only be used as a general guideline. It is an estimate that will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Kerryanne

Friday 5th of July 2024

Judy, this dessert looks so light and summery ♥ Thank you for sharing your recipe for Peach Delight at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring it at today's party and pinning too. Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Esme Slabbert

Friday 28th of June 2024

Saved this as its something that my family will enjoy. Thanks so much for participating and sharing at SSPS 316. See you again next week at https://esmesalon.com/tag/seniorsalonpitstop/

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