I wish I could take full credit for this fantastic dessert, which has become an instant classic in our household. But alas, I can\’t as it my mom\’s creation! This is pretty much an adult dessert, but presented in Mason jars, it\’s an easy take-along for horse shows or rodeos.
• Fresh peaches
• Peach Schnapps
• One Angel Food cake (homemade or store bought works fine)
• One large container of Cool Whip
• 1 large package instant Vanilla Pudding
• 2 cups milk
• Slivered or sliced almonds
Serve in half-pint mason jars or a trifle bowl
You can use a large trifle bowl or even a regular mixing bowl to start this delectable dessert, however, we chose to display our dessert in vintage Mason jars for a home-style, grass-roots, country cooking kind of finish to our dinner.
Prepare a large package of vanilla instant pudding with 2 cups milk and set aside to thicken. Set the Cool Whip out to soften. Tear up the angel food cake in bite sized pieces and place them about two – three inches deep in the mason jars. Drizzle with Peach Schnapps to taste – about 3 – 4 tablespoons per angel food layer.
Spoon about 3 tablespoons of vanilla pudding over the cake. Slice and layer 1/3 to half a peach over the vanilla pudding. (Drizzle another 1 – 2 tablespoons of Peach Schnapps over the peaches, if desired.) Then layer Cool Whip over the peaches and add one tablespoon slivered or sliced almonds on the top. If you have room in your Mason jars, repeat the layers, finishing with the Cool Whip and the slivered Almonds.
If you have the opportunity to use fresh Okanagan peaches, the end result is divinity in a Jar. Cheers!