A simple, refreshing and absolutely delicious summer dessert!
- Pie Crust:
- (NOTE: if you don’t have a springform pan you can make this using your own favorite pie crust or even just pie a pre-made pie crust and only make the filling)
- 65 Nilla wafers, finely crushed
- 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- Pie Filling:
- 1 1/4 cup water, divided
- 6 (6 oz) containers of Driscoll’s raspberries
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 Teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 pkg room temperature cream cheese (dairy-free works!)
- Optional: whipped cream for topping
- Pie Topping:
- Depending on how big your pie is, you will need 2-3 additional 6oz containers of Driscoll’s raspberries.
- Place crushed Nilla wafers in large mixing bowl.
- Pour melted butter on top and then use a fork to combine thoroughly.
- Pour into 9 inch spring form pan.
- Use hands to flatten and spread over the pan and into the sides, creating a crust.
- Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.
- Place in refrigerator to cool for 20 minutes before putting anything inside.
- Pie Filling:
- In small sauce pan, add 1 cup water, 1 cup raspberries, sugar and lemon juice.
- Stir and bring to a boil and then reduce heat.
- Use the back of a wooden spoon to smash raspberries.
- In small mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup cold water and cornstarch, whisk together.
- Add cornstarch slurry to saucepan and stir constantly until it thickens (about 1-2 minutes).
- Remove from heat and let cool.
- Place cream cheese in mixing bowl and use a hand-mixer to whip.
- Place remaining Pie Filling raspberries in a mixing bowl and pour raspberry sauce on top.
- Gently fold raspberries in one or two times.
- Take whipped cream cheese and gently spread over bottom of crust.
- Pour raspberry mixture on top and gently spread evenly.
- Place in refrigerator for 2 hours.
- Remove and, if desired, cut your Pie Topping raspberries in half (carefully and with a sharp knife) and place in circles around the pie, overlapping each other as shown in pictures.
- Cover with foil and place back in refrigerator, preferably overnight, but at least for an additional 2 hours.