Blushing Peaches Recipe

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Teri Lindquist of Gurnee, Illinois gives a special treatment to canned peaches by filling them with a fluffy pink cream cheese mixture. "This light and pretty dessert is a family favorite that comes together in almost no time at all," she writes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (29 ounces) peach halves
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cherry juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 8 maraschino cherries with stems

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 205 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein

Directions

  1. Drain peaches, reserving 2 tablespoons juice. Place one peach half on each lettuce leaf. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, cherry juice and reserved peach juice. Stir in walnuts. Spoon into peach halves; top with cherries. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Blushing Peaches in Quick Cooking March/April 2004, p11

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