Peach Vanilla Cheesecake Trifle

You’ve heard the expressions “Sweet as a peach” and “Everything’s Peachy” right?

Where I am from, peaches are equated with summer, sunlight and backyard barbecues boasting peach bellini’s, peach pie and peach flavoured iced tea.

Last week, some friends gave us a flat of peaches, perfectly ripe. If left uneaten, they would only last a couple of days…so this dessert was whipped up in no time and those peaches were the star of the show.

Here’s a quick and light, delicious summer dessert.

Peach Vanilla Cheesecake Trifle

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Cheesecake Layer

8 oz cream cheese, softened

8 oz mascarpone cheese, softened

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup sugar

8 oz. (1/2 container) Cool Whip thawed


Vanilla Pudding Layer

2 small boxes Jell-O instant vanilla pudding mix

3 1/2 cups milk

8 oz. (1/2 container) Cool Whip thawed


Peach Layer

6 peaches, peeled and sliced

1/3 cup sugar

1 lemon, juiced


Cookie Layer

1 ( 11 oz) container vanilla wafer-style cookies ( eg. Nilla Wafers) crushed.



For Cheesecake Layer;

In the bowl of your stand mixer , or using a hand mixer, whip together the cream cheese, mascarpone, vanilla extract and sugar until light and fluffy. Gently fold in Cool Whip by hand.

For Vanilla Pudding layer;

Combine the pudding mix and milk in a medium mixing bowl, stirring constantly for 2 min ( as per package directions). Let stand at least 5 minutes, then gently fold in Cool Whip.

For Peach layer;

Combine peach slices, sugar, and lemon juice in a medium mixing bowl. Let sit for about 10 minutes to allow flavours to meld.

In a serving bowl, layer crushed vanilla wafer cookies, vanilla pudding, peaches and cheesecake. Chill in fridge until ready to serve.

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