Hey Guys! A few weeks ago I went to the amish country to visit a food market and grocery store. I wrote about it in my Picnic Chronicles post (click here to read!). At the amish grocery store, my mom found a peach and apricot gelatin which is usually hard to find. So, we knew we wanted to make a recipe with them. My mom found a recipe for a Mandarine Orange Pretzel Salad. The recipe looked so good but we figured that it would be better to substitute the orange gelatin for the peach gelatin. Then, we also substituted the orange slices with peach slices instead. Personally, I love peaches (even more than oranges) and I’ve never had peach flavored gelatin before so I couldn’t wait to give this recipe a try. The process was very easy and very much worth the wait cause it turned out so good!
Here’s my version of the recipe:
Peach Pretzel Salad
- 2½ cup finely crushed pretzels
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- ¾ cup unsalted butter melted
- 6 oz peach gelatin
- 10 oz canned peach slices don't drain juice
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 8 oz cool whipped topping
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and coat 9x13 pan with nonstick spray.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the pretzels, sugar, and melted butter. Press evenly into the bottom of baking dish.
- Bake for 10 minutes until lightly toasted.
- Set aside to cool completely.
- In a medium bowl mix, mix together peach gelatin powder with 2 cups boiling water. Stir until completely dissolved.
- Mix in reserved peach juice.
- Chill in the fridge for about 1 hour to partially solidify (but not too much longer or else you won't be able to pour it).
- In a medium bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese and the sugar. You can use a handheld mixer or do it yourself which ever method is preferred.
- Fold in whipped topping until thoroughly combined.
- Spread evenly over pretzel layer.
- Evenly place peach slices on top of the creamy filling and chill for 30 minutes.
- Pour peach gelatin mixture over cream cheese layer.
- Refrigerate until completely chilled and set, at least 4 hours (or overnight).
- Slice and Serve!
Here’s how it turned out:
I hope you guys like this recipe! It’s super fun and easy to make. Also, if peach gelatin is too hard to come by, you can substitute with any other fruit. If you try this recipe make sure to take pictures and tag me on instagram (@lovenatalyn) I’d love to see it!