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Ingredients

Crust:
1-1/2 cups crushed Ritz crackers
4 teaspoons sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1st layer:
1-8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1-8 ounce container whipped topping (Cool Whip)
Top layer:
2 packages (8 ounces each) peach Jell-o
2 cups boiling water
1 can (28 ounces) sliced peaches, with juice

Instructions

Combine crackers, sugar and butter. Pat into a 9x13-inch pan. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove and allow to cool. Combine cream cheese and sugar. Add Cool Whip. Spread over cooled crust. Let set for 1 hour in refrigerator. Mix Jell-o with boiling water. Add peaches and juice. Cool this mixture until it starts to set up. Pour over cheese mixture. Refrigerate until firm. Makes 12-16 servings.

Elene Waters
Aledo



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