Hey everyone! It’s been a good weekend. Ever since moving back to the Midwest, I’ve spent my time getting my life together. That includes (1) organizing clutter that’s gone unattended for years, (2) postponing our wedding reception, and (3) spending time with my family that I’ve missed so much.

I’ve been running around in a frenzy for a month, doing all of the things that I haven’t had time to do before because of my work schedule. My fiancé tells me that I should just relax, and that I’m going to regret working so much during my time off. But, I want to get things done before I don’t have the time to do them again. It’s also a shock to go from working 12 hours a day without a break to doing nothing. It’s not easy for me to just flip the switch to off.

This weekend, my fiancé and I were also able to sit down and work on our marriage retreat online. I didn’t know what to expect, but it was so refreshing. The first thing I realized is that wedding preparation and marriage preparation are two different things. I’ve been putting my focus in all the wrong places. It put things into perspective, particularly of what is the most important in this life which is love and family. It highlighted the importance of balance in all things. The more I worked on it, the calmer I became. It snapped me out of that frantic mindset. I was able to just sit down and enjoy that time with my fiancé talking about our future family together.

In between working on the retreat, I also made this recipe, which I’m SO excited to share with you today! This is called the Peach Beach Dessert. It’s a peachy summer dream of a dessert, and is most similar to a trifle I would say. Also, there is no baking required! See another no-baking-required dessert here!

peaches in a bowl next to a pie pan

The original Peach Beach Dessert comes from a recipe from an old church cookbook that my mom and grandma both loved. It’s classic and nostalgic and reminds me of the 50s. This trifle-like dessert is a light and refreshing recipe best served at an outdoor event in the sun, or by the beach!

The instructions in the cookbook were a little hard to decipher. Whoever wrote the original recipe accidentally put “salt” where they should have put “sugar.” Whoops! Gag. Don’t worry, I figured that one out real quick. But, the end result is so light and creamy and peachy and satisfying. It will leave you wanting more. You’ll reach for spoonful after spoonful.

Someday I hope I can serve up a big ol’ dollop of this to my friends and family, sitting in a lawn chair in the sun and not 6 feet apart.

Life hasn’t been easy, but the best is yet to come!

peach best dessert made with layers of pudding, peaches, whipped cream, and graham crackers

Peach Beach Dessert

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans sliced peaches, drained
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup salted butter
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • ¼ cup confectioner's sugar

Instructions
 

  • In a pot, combine the egg, butter, and granulated sugar, stirring continuously until it is warm and creamy.
  • Make your whipped cream by whisking together whipping cream and confectioner's sugar in a mixing bowl until stiff peaks form.
  • Layer your ingredients. First, put 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs on the bottom of a flat pan. Then, spread the egg mixture on top of the crumbs. Place the drained sliced peaches on top of the egg mixture. Then, top the peaches with your whipped cream, followed by another 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs.
  • Chill at least 3 hours or overnight prior to serving.

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