Raspberry Swirl Frozen Dessert

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Shelby Jo

From Taste of Home's Healthy Cooking Magazine Aug/Sept. 2008. Originally submitted by Karen Suderman off Sugar Land, Texas. Magazine description - "Rich, creamy and delicious! That's how our tasty panel described this delectible raspberry treat" Note that the cook time doesn't include freezing!

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Great, great dessert, this, & I'm surprised it hasn't been made & reviewed before now! Shared it with a neighbor couple, & all 4 of us would be happy to rate it well above 5 stars if we could! Will certainly make this wonderful treat again, for sure! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in Bargain Basement recipe tag]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar. Press onto bottom of an 11 x 7 dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  2. 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 degrees 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.
  3. 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 degrees. Transfer to a small mixing bowl and beat on high until soft peaks form.
  4. In large mixing bowl beat cream cheese until smooth, gradually beat in the egg yolk mixture. Fold in whipped topping, then egg white mixture.
  5. Drain raspberries, reserving 3 tablespoons of juice. In a small bowl, crush half of the berries with 1 tablespoon of juice. Set remaining berries and juice aside.
  6. Spread a third of the cream cheese mixture over crust; spoon half of the crushed raspberry mixture over the top. Repeat layers. Cut through with knife to swirl raspberries.
  7. Top with remaining cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle reserved berries and drizzle with remaining juice. Cover and freeze for 5 hours or until firm. Remove from freezer 15 minutes before cutting.

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