Summer dessert with peaches cottage cheese and whipped creamIngredients:

* 1 can (28 ounces) peaches in syrup, drained, reserve syrup (about 2 cups drained peaches)
* 1 package lemon flavored gelatin
* 2/3 cup creamed cottage cheese
* 1/2 cup chopped pecans
* 1/2 cup chilled whipping cream






Heat one cup of syrup from peaches until hot. In a medium bowl, empty gelatin; add hot peach syrup and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Cool. Chill until gelatin mixture is thickened - a little thicker than unbeaten egg white.

Lightly smear silicone mold with vegetable oil; set aside. Set a bowl and beaters in refrigerator to chill.

When gelatin mixture is thickened, mix in peaches and cottage cheese and pecans. Using the chilled bowl and beaters, beat whipped cream to soft peaks. Fold whipped cream into gelatin mixture and turn into the prepared mold. Chill in refrigerator until firm. Unmold and garnish with mint leaves and/or a few slices of peaches, if desired.

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Tip: Unmold Gelatin First! Run the tip of a knife around the top edge to loosen and let in some air. Invert the form onto a chilled plate. If the form cannot be lifted off immediately, wrap hot towel around mold for a few seconds. Repeat if necessary.