Posts Tagged ‘summer dessert’

Raspberry Cream Pie Recipe

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Happy August! We wanted to kick off this month’s recipe posts with something cool and slightly simple, yet indulgent enough to serve during the rest of our summertime parties and barbecues. It just so happens to be Raspberry Cream Pie Day, which, lucky for us (and you), fits our August recipe criteria.

What You’ll Need:


  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugarRaspberry Recipes
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 1 (8 oz) package cream
    cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping
    cream, whipped

Raspberry Topping:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2½ cups fresh or frozen raspberries, divided


  1. Grease a 9-inch pie plate. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom and sides of the pie plate.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla on medium until light and fluffy. Fold in whipped cream and spread into crust. Chill.
  3. In a saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water and about 1½ cups of raspberries, bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Transfer to a large bowl and chill.
  4. When ready to serve, take both parts out of the refrigerator and spread the raspberry topping over the filling. Garnish with remaining berries.

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Fourth of July Cheesecake Substitutes

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

When thinking about dessert for a Fourth of July party, sometimes classic recipes are the best. But if you are looking for something that strays from the ordinary, here are three cheesecake-based desserts you can modify with color and fruit to fit your Independence Day celebration.

Cheesecake Popsicles

Make strawberry and blueberry cheesecake popsicles for a frozen red, white and blue dessert that will keep guests cool and your party on theme! For a non-dessert fruit popsicle, check out this recipe.


No Bake Cheesecake Trifle

No bake desserts are perfect for summertime, and these can be colored red, white and blue to decorate your Fourth of July dessert table.

Mini Cheesecake Tarts

These mini cheesecakes are the perfect size for serving many guests, and the cherry filling can be substituted with other fruit fillings for a variety of flavor options at your party.

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Tuesday Recipe: No Bake Cheesecake Trifle

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

This summer, you’ll want to stay cool and keep your recipes simple so you can enjoy the outdoors and prevent your kitchen from being too hot. This includes dessert recipes, and the No Bake Cheesecake Trifle is the perfect solution for an afternoon treat or to bring along to a backyard barbecue. Keep the cheesecake its original color, or switch it up with fun colors for a dessert that anyone will enjoy.

What you’ll need:

  • Hand mixer
  • 1 8-ounce package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 8-ounce tub of Cool Whip, thawed
  • Food coloring of your choice
  • About 2 crushed Graham Crackers
  • Sprinkles for garnish if desired

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  1. Combine cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl and beat until smooth.
  2. Reserve 1/2 cup of Cool Whip, folding in the rest with the cream cheese-sugar mixture until well blended.
  3. Place in an airtight container and set in a refrigerator for about 3 hours.
  4. Remove and divide into thirds, coloring each with food coloring.
  5. Transfer into a decorator bag fitted with a large round tip, or a plastic resealable bag; do the same with Graham Crackers in a separate bag.
  6. Squeeze cheesecake mixture into dessert glasses, adding crumbs between each layer.
  7. Add a dollop of the reserved Cool Whip to the top of each trifle, and add sprinkles if desired.
  8. Chill until ready to serve, then enjoy!

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