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Contest-Winning Raspberry Cream Pie Recipe

Contest-Winning Raspberry Cream Pie Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 507 calories, 28g fat (14g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 196mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein

Reviews for Contest-Winning Raspberry Cream Pie

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Reviewed Mar. 14, 2016

"This absolutely one my family's favorite recipes. I can see why it won a contest!"

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2015

"I made this for Thanksgiving and it is so, very good! My daughter has requested it once a month. I'll make it each holiday."

Reviewed May. 17, 2015

"OH MY, i also reduced the sugar and found it was great. I reduced sugar by 1/4 cup"

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."

Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"This dessert was gone before our church fellowship meal began; folks were still looking for a slice. A great, tasty hit!"

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2010

"I made this today for my husbands birthday cake. I eliminated the pecans (due to a nut allergy) and added an additional 15 vanilla wafers. Instead of a pie pan, I used a spring form pan. It came out perfectly. We all enjoyed this immensley. My 14 year old said that she is taking this treat to school on "Pi" day."

Reviewed Jul. 23, 2010

"This was the best raspberry pie I have ever eaten in my life. I will make it again and again."

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2010

"Excellent and a nice change from cheese cake.Raspberries are my favourite, but will try with other fruit - probably blueberries next.Pleased to see a recipe with butter and real cream as I don't believe in manufactured products like margarine and packaged/frozen whipped toppings. Will make for a treat and special occasions!"

Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"Very good. You don't really need to add the liqueurs. Actually, too, you could use another toppings such as pie filling (to hasten and simplify.)"

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

"I have made a similar pie for years. For the crust I use 24 vanilla wafers, crushed, 1/2 c chopped peacan & 2 T melted butter. Press in pie pan & bake 7 minutes. Rest is the same."

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

"I didnt have time for the crust, so I used graham cracker, everything else was wonderful, made the same thing in strawberry. Everyone loved it!"

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

"Raspberry cream pie is one my family loves to make and one we use when we have special company coming. It's delicious and going in my recipe box, as we make it whenever we can."

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

"My mom used to make raspberry cream pie but she did it much like banana cream. She put the berries on the bottom. YUMMY"

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2010

"It was fine, but nothing particularly special, especially when considering it's such a high-calorie dessert with the whipped cream. The cream layer is very fluffy and airy, think frozen whipped topping, except not nearly as sweet. It seemed too insubstantial to be paired with a crust. I also had trouble serving this and having the pieces remain intact. I will not be making this again; I’d much rather have a raspberry cream cheese pie."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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