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This Easy Raspberry Cream Cheese Dessert will surely be a hit for your next summer get-together. Homemade whipped cream and raspberries with cream cheese make the filling for this dessert. It’ll become a favorite!

Easy Raspberry Cream Cheese Dessert on a dessert stand with fresh raspberries on top

This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine. Sponsored item used in this post is from Anolon.

I don’t know about you, but I love going to summer picnics or BBQs that are potluck.  It’s an easy and delicious way to sample the variety of foods everyone brings – especially the desserts! Summer desserts are always a big hit here in Georgia as the temps can be scorching hot! Gotta cool off someway, somehow! 

This week is #SummerDessertWeek and I am participating with 45 bloggers to bring you the best of summer desserts.  That’s a whole lot of yumminess!  We’re excited to share our recipes every day this week that have been sponsored by amazing companies; who generously sent us samples and have provided a HUGE giveaway with several prize packages to win!  

My first recipe this week is this Easy Raspberry Cream Cheese Dessert.  It’s so simple to make and comes together in no time.  It does require a few hours to set and chill but the wait is SO worth it!  

Tips for this making this recipe:

While you can use a pie pan to prepare this dessert, it’s much easier to use a springform pan.  Using a springform pan will allow you to slice your dessert beautifully and easily.  I absolutely love this Anolon springform pan.  It’s nonstick, easy to clean plus it’s made of heavy gauge steel so heat distributes evenly and baked goods brown beautifully.   #KitchenCreativity is easy with good bakeware!

Anolon Springform Pan

You can buy graham crackers already in crumb form, it costs a bit more that way.  I tend to just buy a box of graham crackers and crush them in a resealable bag with a rolling pin, or with my hands.  Takes no time at all.

Graham cracker crust cooling

The recipe calls for frozen raspberries, thawed.  As the berries thaw, the liquid left behind will also be used in the recipe.  If you have fresh raspberries you can use them.  Add them to a bowl with a couple of teaspoons of sugar and let them sit awhile till there is liquid in the bowl.  

preparing the raspberry sauce

Be sure your cream cheese is softened, it will blend much better with the pureed raspberries.

preparing the raspberry sauce

Don’t skimp out on making the homemade whipped cream.  First, it really only takes a couple of minutes with a electric hand mixer to whip the heavy cream into a thick whipped topping.  Also, it tastes so much better than the frozen or canned kind.  However, if that’s your preference, no worries – do what you like.  

Folding homemade whipped cream into raspberry filling

I’ve made this dessert a few times and letting it set in the refrigerator overnight gives it a better consistency and tastes better, too.  If you’re short on time, try to chill it for at least 6 hours. 

Raspberry Cream Cheese Dessert ready to be unmolded

 

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Easy Raspberry Cream Cheese Dessert #SummerDessertWeek

This Easy Raspberry Cream Cheese Dessert will surely be a hit for your next summer get-together. Homemade whipped cream and raspberries with cream cheese make the filling for this dessert. It'll become a favorite!
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Author: Lisa Kerhin

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter melted

Filling

  • 1 package 12 oz frozen raspberries, thawed (save liquid from the thawed berries)
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 package 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream whipped
  • Fresh raspberries and mint optional

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the crumbs, 3 tablespoons sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom of a 9-in. springform pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool.
  • For the filling: drain raspberries, reserving the liquid. Set berries aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the reserved liquid, cold water and gelatin. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Cook and stir over low heat until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Be sure your cream cheese is softened, it will blend much better with the pureed raspberries.
  • Add thawed raspberries and gelatin mixture; beat on low until thoroughly blended.
  • Chill until partially set. Watch carefully, as mixture will set up quickly. About 5-10 minutes is all it took for mine to be partially set.
  • To make the whipped cream: in a medium bowl pour the one cup of heavy cream and whip with an electric hand mixer until it's thick and the cream has peaks. You can opt to use store bough whipped cream.
  • Gently fold in whipped cream. Spoon filling into the crust.
  • Chill for 6 hours or overnight.(overnight works best)
  • Just before serving, run knife around edge of pan to loosen. Remove sides of the springform pan.
  • Optional: top with fresh raspberries and mint.

Notes

The recipe calls for frozen raspberries, thawed. As the berries thaw, the liquid left behind will also be used in the recipe. If you have fresh raspberries you can use them. Add them to a bowl with a couple of teaspoons of sugar and let them sit awhile till there is liquid in the bowl.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home cookbook

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Easy Raspberry Cream Cheese Dessert on a dessert stand with fresh raspberries on top

 

Welcome to the 3rd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This week-long summer time event is filled with some down right amazing sweet recipes from fantastic bloggers and we’ve got some great giveaways from our generous sponsors for y’all too!! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with you and celebrate sweet, sweet summertime all week long!

 

There are 45 incredible bloggers participating in this year’s #SummerDessertWeek event! Thanks to those bloggers, we have over 168 summer time sweet treat recipes being shared this week! Grab a few recipes to try out and let us know which are your new favorites.

 

 Today’s #SummerDessertWeek recipes!

Ice Cream in colorful cups

Ice Cream Recipes:

summer pies

Pies of Summer:

ice cream cake

Sweet Summertime Cakes and Cupcakes:

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No Bake Treats:

baked desserts

Baked Desserts:

summer cookies

Cookies:

Puddings:

 

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Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Anolon ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

 

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23 Comments

  1. I’m totally craving some of that raspberry flavor. That whipped layer really turned out perfectly!