Peach Cobbler Cheesecake Fruit Salad

Here’s the full recipe for Peach Cobbler Cheesecake Fruit Salad:



  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 9 graham cracker sheets, crumbled into little pieces
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

Cheesecake Salad:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3.4 ounces instant cheesecake pudding mix, unprepared
  • 1 cup liquid French vanilla creamer
  • 8 medium peaches, (about 4 pounds) pitted and cut into bite-size pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a medium size microwave-safe bowl, combine brown sugar, butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Stir to combine. Microwave 30 seconds at a time until the mixture is bubbly and the sugar is melted.
  3. Add the crumbled graham crackers and stir until the graham cracker pieces are coated well.
  4. Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with granulated sugar (this will give it a real crisp coating).
  5. Bake until golden brown, about 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool.
  6. While the topping bakes, in a tall bowl (I use an 8-cup glass measuring cup), use an electric mixer to whip cream cheese until it becomes smooth. It may bind up in the beaters, but continue as-is; it will loosen up.
  7. Add the dry pudding mix and mix on high speed until well combined.
  8. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the creamer to the cream cheese mixture. Add it about a tablespoon at a time and then mix until it becomes a smooth mixture and all of the creamer has combined into the cream cheese. Repeat until all of the creamer has been added to the mixture. Whip until smooth.
  9. Fold the peaches into the cheesecake mixture. Chill until ready to serve or serve immediately.
  10. Just before serving, add the topping and stir to combine.

Notes: Ensure that the creamer is added slowly and mixed well to avoid any lumps in the cheesecake mixture.

20 Popular Questions and Answers:

  1. How do I store Peach Cobbler Cheesecake Fruit Salad?
    • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  2. Can I use fresh peaches in this recipe?
    • Yes, fresh peaches are recommended for the best flavor and texture.
  3. Can I use a different type of pudding mix?
    • Yes, you can experiment with different flavors of pudding mix to customize the recipe.
  4. Can I use a different type of creamer?
    • Yes, you can use any flavor of liquid creamer that complements the peach flavor.
  5. Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
    • Yes, you can prepare the topping and cheesecake mixture ahead of time and assemble the salad just before serving.
  6. Can I freeze Peach Cobbler Cheesecake Fruit Salad?
    • Freezing is not recommended as the texture may change upon thawing.
  7. Can I omit the nuts in the topping?
    • Yes, you can omit the nuts or substitute them with another type of nut if desired.
  8. Can I use store-bought whipped topping instead of making it from scratch?
    • Yes, you can use store-bought whipped topping as a time-saving option.
  9. Can I use a different type of fruit in this salad?
    • Yes, you can substitute the peaches with another fruit of your choice, such as strawberries or mixed berries.
  10. Can I use gluten-free graham crackers for the topping?
    • Yes, you can use gluten-free graham crackers to make the topping gluten-free.
  11. Can I use low-fat cream cheese in this recipe?
    • Yes, you can use low-fat cream cheese, but the texture may be slightly different.
  12. Can I use a different type of sugar in the topping?
    • Yes, you can use brown sugar or granulated sugar interchangeably in the topping.
  13. Can I add additional spices to the topping?
    • Yes, you can customize the spice blend in the topping to suit your taste preferences.
  14. Can I use canned peaches instead of fresh?
    • Yes, you can use canned peaches, but be sure to drain them well before adding to the salad.
  15. Can I make this recipe vegan?
    • Yes, you can use vegan cream cheese and whipped topping to make a vegan version of this salad.
  16. Can I use almond milk instead of creamer?
    • Yes, you can use almond milk or another non-dairy milk as a substitute for the creamer.
  17. Can I add additional toppings to the salad?
    • Yes, you can customize the salad with additional toppings such as shredded coconut or chopped nuts.
  18. Can I serve this salad warm?
    • This salad is best served chilled, but you can serve it at room temperature if desired.
  19. Can I use a different type of pudding mix besides cheesecake?
    • Yes, you can experiment with different flavors of pudding mix to create variations of this salad.
  20. Can I make this salad sugar-free?
    • Yes, you can use sugar-free pudding mix and sugar substitutes in place of granulated sugar to make a sugar-free version of this salad.

Here are some tips to make your Peach Cobbler Cheesecake Fruit Salad even more delightful:

  1. Choose Ripe Peaches: Select ripe and juicy peaches for the best flavor. They should be firm yet slightly soft to the touch.
  2. Enhance the Flavor: Add a splash of lemon juice to the cream cheese mixture to brighten the flavors and complement the sweetness of the peaches.
  3. Toast the Nuts: Toast the chopped pecans before adding them to the topping for extra flavor and crunch. Simply spread them on a baking sheet and toast in the oven at 350°F for 5-7 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  4. Add a Hint of Spice: Incorporate a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg into the cream cheese mixture for a warm and aromatic flavor that pairs well with the peaches.
  5. Experiment with Garnishes: Instead of chopped pecans, try topping the salad with toasted coconut flakes or almond slices for added texture and visual appeal.
  6. Drizzle with Honey: Before serving, drizzle the assembled salad with a touch of honey for a subtle sweetness that enhances the overall flavor profile.
  7. Layer with Additional Fruit: Enhance the salad with additional fruits such as sliced strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries for a burst of color and freshness.
  8. Serve in Individual Cups: For a stylish presentation, serve the salad in individual dessert cups or mason jars, layering the cream cheese mixture and peaches for an elegant look.
  9. Garnish with Mint: Add a sprig of fresh mint on top of each serving for a refreshing and aromatic touch that complements the fruity flavors.
  10. Chill Thoroughly: Allow the salad to chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or overnight, to allow the flavors to meld together and the texture to set properly before serving.

To achieve the perfect Peach Cobbler Cheesecake Fruit Salad, be sure to:

  • Whip the cream cheese until smooth and creamy to ensure a silky texture for the cheesecake filling.
  • Gradually add the liquid creamer to the cream cheese mixture, mixing well after each addition, to prevent lumps and achieve a smooth consistency.
  • Fold the peaches gently into the cheesecake mixture to avoid crushing the fruit and maintain their texture.
  • Bake the graham cracker topping until golden brown and crispy for the perfect crunchy contrast to the creamy filling.
  • Allow the assembled salad to chill in the refrigerator for the recommended time to ensure it sets properly and develops optimal flavor.