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Contest-Winning Raspberry Cream Pie Recipe
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Contest-Winning Raspberry Cream Pie Recipe

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This recipe is delicious with either fresh-picked or frozen raspberries. That means you can make it year-round. One bite of raspberry pie will instantly turn winter to summer. —Julie Price, Nashville, TN
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 45 wafers)
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2-1/2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 507 calories, 28 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 196 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Combine the wafer crumbs, pecans and butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, liqueur and vanilla until light and fluffy. Fold in whipped cream. Spread into crust. Chill until serving.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in water and 1-1/2 cups raspberries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Transfer to a bowl; refrigerate until chilled.
  4. Spread topping over filling. Garnish with remaining berries. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Raspberry Cream Pie in Country Woman June/July 2009, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 507 calories, 28 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 196 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed May. 24, 2014

"This was okay, but we found it way too sweet, especially the topping. If I make it again I'd make half of the topping as there is way too much and also reduce the sugar content significantly."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2013

"This was a big hit. I left out the orange liqueur. I baked the crust for about 15 minutes at 350, so it wouldn't crumble. Also made one without crust for a gluten-free version and that was great as well."

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"my sister made this for our family get together and we all loved it."

Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"This pie is so yummy!!! And very easy to make. I used low-fat cream cheese and low-fat whipped topping (instead of the whipping cream) which made this pie just a tad "healthier" - boy is it good!!!"

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"I used to make this years ago and lost the recipe. I'm so glad to see it posted here. It's one of my all time favorites and will be our dessert tomorrow night."

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