Top Review by jektype
This is absolutely wonderful. I made it for Christmas & everyone loved it. It made a beautiful pie also. The only suggestion I have is to pour the cooked berries thru the strainer BEFORE adding fruit pectin or sugar. W/the pectin & sugar added it is so thick, it is very difficult & takes forever to press thru a fine strainer. Return puree to pan & cook over med hi heat, stirring constantly until hot, then add pectin & continue w/recipe.
- 1 fully cooked 9-inch pie shell (for best results, use Pat-In-The-Pan Pie Crust)
- 12 ounces frozen raspberries
- 3 tablespoons dry pectin
- 1 1⁄2 cups white sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 cup fresh raspberry, washed and dried
- 3 tablespoons boiling water
- 3 tablespoons raspberry gelatin powder (note, this is less than a full box!)
- 6 tablespoons cream cheese, softened (3 ounces by weight)
- 1 cup heavy cream, very cold
- 1 1⁄4 cups heavy cream
- 2 -3 tablespoons sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook frozen raspberries until they begin to release their juices. Add pectin, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and strain. Press down on solids to extract as much liquid as possible; discard solids. Reserve 1/3 cup of jam and cool to room temperature. Fold fresh raspberries into remaining jam and pour into pie crust.
- In the work bowl of a mixer, combine boiling water with raspberry-flavored gelatin. Stir until gelatin is fully dissolved. Add cream cheese and cooled raspberry jam. Beat with whisk attachment on high until cream cheese is fully incorporated (turn speed up slowly). Scrape down sides of bowl several times.
- Add heavy cream. Start on medium-low until combined, then whip on high until thick but still pourable. Pour over jam in pie crust. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, at least 3 hours. (Pie can be held in refrigerator at this point, up to 2 days.).
- Whip very cold heavy cream with sugar until very thick. Fill piping bag with star tip with whipped cream. Pipe rosettes in circles to cover entire surface.