As seen on CBS Sunday Morning (air date 9-9-12), this retro treat is made with a layer of sweetened condensed milk topped with peach gelatin and sliced peaches arranged like a bright sunflower. This is one of many recipes included in my new book Hello, Jell-O!: 50+ Inventive Recipes for Gelatin Treats and Jiggly Sweets. The recipe is below so you can try this is for yourself (with an option to add a little schnapps to the top layer if you like). More jello making tips and step-by-step photos for this very recipe can be found on The Kitchn if you are more of a visual person like me. Enjoy!
2 (3 ounce) packages of peach flavored gelatin
3 1/2 cups boiling water
1 1/4 cups cold water
3/4 cup cold peach schnapps or cold water non-alcoholic version
2 cups peaches, sliced and pealed, or drained canned peaches
2 tablespoons (2 envelopes) of unflavored gelatin powder
1 1/2 cups (14 ounce can) sweetened condensed milk
Empty both packages of peach gelatin into a bowl. Stir in 2 cups of the boiling water until the gelatin is fully dissolved. Stir in 3/4 cups of the cold water and the peach schnapps. Refrigerate mixture until thickened. If using canned peaches, drain well. Arrange some of the peach slices in a formation in the bottom of a 9-cup mold. Reserve remaining peaches. Spoon thickened peach gelatin into the mold over the arranged peach slices. Refrigerate until gelatin is set but not firm.
Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 1/2 cup of the cold water and allow the gelatin to absorb the water. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of the boiling water until gelatin is fully dissolved. Stir in sweetened condensed milk until the mixture is smooth. Refrigerate mixture until slightly thicken. Chop up any remaining peach slices and fold into sweetened condensed milk mixture. Gently spoon into the mold over the peach gelatin layer. Refrigerate until firm. Unmold and serve.
Makes 9 cups
Photo by Angie Cao from Hello, Jell-o! 50+ Inventive Recipes for Gelatin Treats and Jiggly Sweets