Raspberry Squares Recipe
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Raspberry Squares Recipe

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This refreshing dessert has a rich shortbread-like crust with a creamy center and pretty red gelatin top layer. It’s easy enough for everyday, but cheery enough to dish up for guests, too. —Lois Frazee, Gardnerville, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) raspberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups cold water

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 262 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, pecans and brown sugar; stir in butter until crumbly. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth; fold in whipped topping. Spread over crust. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water; stir in cold water. Spoon over cream cheese layer. Chill until firm. Cut into squares. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Gelatin Dessert Squares in Taste of Home October/November 2005, p35

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JelliGirl720 User ID: 4877902 79124
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"My whole family loved this dessert...even my picky son, who never eats jello!!! I might even make this again tonight!!!"

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