This recipe came from my mom. She used to make it all the time when I was a kid. I do believe that this was my most favorite dessert during summer.
I grew up in rural Colorado where if you weren’t a farmer, you were a teacher. So you can imagine all the amazing road side produce stands that were open throughout the summer. I guess now a days those stands are called “farmers markets”….I grew up on Rocky Ford cantaloupes, fresh sweet corn, homegrown tomatoes and sweet, succulent and fresh peaches.
This dessert requires no oven, which is great during the dog days of summer. Of course you can make your own graham cracker crust if you so desire, but for the sake of being easy and fast, I used a store-bought pie crust.
What’s not to like?
In a medium-sized sauce pan melt the marshmallows and milk together. You need to keep your eye on this at all times, the marshmallows melt quickly. Use a medium heat and stir constantly.
Remove from heat and set aside.
Whip the cream with an electric mixer using the whisk attachment. Once the cream is nice and fluffy, add in the marshmallow mixture. Give it a good whirl to incorporate.
Dice those yummy little peaches into bite-sized cubes.
Gently fold in the peaches to the cream mixture.
Fill the graham cracker crust pie shell with the peach filling.
Yes folks, that’s it. So easy, light and delicious. I hope this one becomes your favorite summertime dessert, too.
Marshmallow Cream Peach Pie
18 large marshmallows
1/4 cup milk
1- 9″ round pre-purchased graham cracker crust pie shell (you can make your own, of course)
1 cup heavy whip cream, whipped
3 cups of diced fresh peaches
Melt marshmallows in milk in a small sauce pan over medium heat, watch carefully so it does not burn, stir constantly. Remove from heat and cool slightly. With an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, beat the heavy cream until fluffy, add the marshmallow mixture to the whip cream. Fold peaches into marshmallow-cream mixture. Pile into graham cracker crust. Chill several hours, or until firm.
Yep, it is that easy and with the fresh peaches, this is one delicious and perfect summertime dessert. Serves 6-8.