Chocolate Raspberry Pie Recipe
- Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
- 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1. Line unpricked pie shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.
- 2. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the raspberries; bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cool for 15 minutes. Spread into shell; refrigerate.
- 3. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Fold in whipped cream. Carefully spread over raspberry layer. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- 4. In a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth.
- 5. Cool for 4-5 minutes. Pour over filling. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 6-8 servings.
1 slice: 395 calories, 28g fat (16g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
Reviews for Chocolate Raspberry Pie
"My family really enjoyed this dessert! I like that it uses real whipped cream and not whipped topping. I tend to agree with the reviewers that say the chocolate layer cracks too much and makes it difficult to cut, even with a hot knife. I think a few drizzles of chocolate while serving would help improve this, OR, try a chocolate graham crust as another reviewer suggested. Regardless, it's delicious as is if presentation isn't a big factor!"
"What a HIT this pie was for my picky family!! They LOVE it. So now when I make it I make 2"
"The chocolate layer on top is hard, so by the time we cut through it, to eat it, with our forks, we both flattened the cream and made a mess of the pie. A hot knife is excellent for cutting and serving, but you still have to eat it without ruining it. chocolate on the bottom is the only answer. The raspberry layer made us both cringe it was so tart. Two extra tablespoons of sugar might be enough to fix that. The cream layer was delicious. For me, this recipe is only a beginning. It has definite problems to overcome."
"My daughter made this and it has become the family favorite."
"My family loved this recipe. I did put the chocolate layer on the bottom and the raspberries on top, with a little whipped cream on top of the raspberries. It looked elegant and tasted even better."
"I didn't alter the recipe at all and it was wonderful. A great balance of the raspberries and chocolate."
"YUMMY! The tart in the raspberries and sweetness of the chocolate went perfectly together! I liked all the refrigeration times it required since a have a newborn to tend to, so bonus points for that!"
"Good taste to pie"
"This has been a family favorite for several years. Per my husband's suggestion, I make the pie upside down. I spread the chocolate on the crust, then add the whipped cream layer and top it with the raspberry layer. It makes it much easier to cut. We also prefer a graham cracker crust. I often substitute cool whip for the whipping cream but whipping cream is the best."
"I've been making this recipe for years. Gram cracker crust is really good too. Some friends ask for this instead of a cake for their birthdays!"
"I LOVEED this. I have made this twice and the second time around I did something a little different. I made too much whipped cream so I put a layer on top of the cream cheese layer. The chocolate was difficult to cut through the first time I made it, so the second time I just put a layer or mini chocolate chips on top instead. It made it SO much easier to cut through. It is a GREAT recipe :)"
"Next time I am going to add a little more chocolate, but this is still very very good! I loved it!"
"Have used this recipe many times. Didn't change a thing."
"Very nice and light. My non-cheesecake lovers even liked it. Good tips: 1.use unsalted butter, and 2.dip the knife in boiling water to slice."
"I remember making this pie when it was first published. It took some time to put together, but it was worth the effort. I'm glad to have found the recipe again."
"It turned out very delicious, I love the cream layer in between. Make sure to use UNSALTED butter or the chocolate won't come out tasting right. Also oreo crust makes it even better!"
"This is amazing. I've made it many times with lots of compliments."
"This pie is really good. The cream layer is light and goes well with the raspberry layer. I made the pie with an oreo chocolate crust. The only problem I see with this recipe is that the chocolate layer on top gets real hard so that it makes it hard to cut into the pie or try to eat it. The chocolate cracks and then smooshes the cream layer as you try to cut a piece or a bite. Maybe it would be best to leave that layer off and drizzle fudge sauce on each piece as it is served. The pie wouldn't be as pretty though."