- 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 5 teaspoons sugar
- 3 large eggs, separated
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water, divided
- 1 cup sugar, divided
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
- 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed
- In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, butter and sugar. Press into an 11-in. x 7-in. dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, for filling, in a small heavy saucepan, combine the egg yolks, 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar and salt. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Set aside.
- In a small heavy saucepan over low heat, combine the egg whites, cream of tartar and remaining water and sugar. With a portable mixer, beat on low speed until mixture reaches 160°. Transfer to a small bowl; beat on high until soft peaks form.
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in egg yolk mixture. Fold in whipped topping, then egg white mixture. Drain raspberries, reserving 3 tablespoons juice. In a small bowl, crush half of berries with 1 tablespoon juice. Set remaining berries and juice aside.
- Spread a third of cream cheese mixture over crust; spoon half of crushed berry mixture over the top. Repeat layers. Cut through with a knife to swirl raspberries.
- Top with remaining cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with reserved berries and drizzle with remaining juice. Cover and freeze for 5 hours or until firm. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
Reviews for Raspberry Swirl Frozen Dessert
"We love this dessert, worth very minute it took to make it."
"Way, way, way too much trouble. The recipe looks easy enough, but it took forever to cook the yolks, then the whites. I think just mixing the raspberries with vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt would have nearly the same effect in a fraction of the time. Would have been nice if the recipe had indicated how much time the hands on prep took."
"I also did not heat the egg whites and it turned out great. I will make again and may try blueberry's or strawberry's next time."
"Not sure I'd make this again. I didn't find that the egg whites got fluffy when they were cooked. I couldn't believe how many dishes I had to use to make this. Not a good one!"
"Not a keeper with my family. Frozen raspberries do not stand up well after thawing. Although I personally didn't mind the flavor, the overall finished product did not taste like the picture that attracted me. It looks more like a delicious ice cream parfait, but in reality the raspberries are still frozen while the remaining ingredients are somewhat soft (even after freezing for 4-1/2 hours). Won't make again, especially for the amount of time involved in making it."
"Very good, I may try to take more caloriesout next time."
"I think I did something wrong during the process. I made this with my roommate last week and ours ended up tasting like egg? The recipe is not very suitable for beginning home-cooks, not all ingredients are easy to obtain, such as cream of tartar and the graham cracker crumbs. We used substitute cookies, but it didn't form a solid crust in the fridge.We will make this again, but when we have more experience in cooking. This was a bit difficult and the pile of dishes was huge!"
"I think it would help to not cook the egg whites and not add water to the egg whites, they will whip a lot faster without the water, I plan on making this recipe for a group of friends this weekend, sounds amazing! Dotty"
"this dessert is worth every minute it takes to make - it is soooo delicious. The only things I did differently: used 9x13 pan and made l-l/2 of the recipe, also did not boil the egg whites - just whipped them."