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Raspberry Lemon No-Bake Cheesecake Pie

There is not much, when it comes to dessert, that I love more than chocolate, but raspberry and lemon combo, that is a close second!  I love this recipe because it is very light and fluffy.  The lemon is just the right amount to not overpower, just give it a nice hint.  So, so good!  This is my blend of several recipes to make this new one.  I hope you enjoy it!

Ingredients/Directions for CRUST:

Crust: Buy a premade one(what I used for this particular time) OR use the following recipe ( You Made That Dessert?– I love this cookbook)

1 ½ C graham crackers(crushed, about 15 crackers)

3 TBSP sugar

¼ tsp salt

4 TBSP butter, melted

In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.  Then add melted butter, stirring with a fork until all ingredients are wet.  Then transfer to a 9 inch pie tin.  Press against bottom and sides of tin. Bake for 10 minutes.  Cool before adding filling.

Ingredients for Filling:

2 (8oz) 1/3 fat cream cheese, softened

1 C sugar

Zest of one lemon

Dash of salt

½ tsp real vanilla

11-12 oz whipping cream, whipped to stiff peaks(I whip up 16 oz with 3 TBSP of sugar, then use about 11-12 oz—I never measure, just eyeball)

Directions:

In a large bowl, cream the cream cheese and sugar until very smooth.

Then add lemon zest, salt, and vanilla.

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In a separate bowl, whip up the cream.  Then fold the cream into the cream cheese mixture.

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Pour mixture into prepared graham cracker crust.

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I always have more filling than I can fit in one 9 inch tin, but not enough to make 2.  So I just use the left over filling with fruit parfaits, or something like that.

Put cheesecake in the fridge for at least 3-4 hours before serving.

Ingredients/Directions for Raspberry Sauce(I adapted the recipe from the same cookbook I noted above):

½ C sugar

3 TBSP fresh lemon juice(about 1 ½ lemons)

1 TBSP cornstarch

Pinch of salt

About 10 oz of a 12oz bag of frozen raspberries(I like Western Family)

In a medium sauce pan, whisk together sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch and salt until there are no lumps.  Add raspberries, and stir.

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Turn heat to medium, and constantly stirring, bring mixture to a boil. Notice how the raspberries soften and break up as they cook.

Once it comes to a boil, turn heat down to low, and remove spoon.  Then let bubble for 1 ½ minutes. Remove from heat and stir.

Next, using a metal strainer(fine mesh) over a glass bowl, strain out the seeds.

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Let topping cool completely before refrigerating.

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Isn’t this beautiful?

Serve cold over cheesecake.:)  Or anything else you might think of like waffles.

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I hope that you will love this recipe as much as I do!  Comment and let me know how it goes if you give this one a try!

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