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Apr
09
2009

Recipe of the Day: Mama's Berry Cream Cheese Pie

Mary over at Shazam in the Kitchen mentioned in a comment a couple of days ago that her favorite pie was Raspberry/Cream Cheese/Cookie Crust pie that she needed the recipe for.  I hope this is it or close enough Mary!

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs or other dry cookie crumbs (ginger snaps, lorna doones etc)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 and 1/2 stick butter softened

Preheat oven to 350. Mix together and press into a 9 x 13 pyrex dish to form a bottom crust and bake for 30 minutes.   While this is cooling slightly, mix together:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened

When this is well blended, spread over still warm crust and return it to the oven for 10 more minutes of baking.  Remove from oven and cool completely. When the crust and middle layer are completely cooled mix together:

  • 1 family size box of strawberry or raspberry jello with only 2 cups boiling water.
  • Add two 10 ounce bags frozen berries (strawberries or raspberries, thawed)

Pour over cooled crust.  Chill at least 24 hours before serving.  Cut into squares and serve plain or with whipped cream.

Note: This is “pie” has been a staple at our family gatherings for as long as I can remember and I am OLD!  My mom made this for every holiday, Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter.  It was always a hit and everyone expected to see it at the table.  It’s easy as pie!  And keeps well for at least 4-5 days.

Mary, I hope this is what you were looking for!

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Sounds great! I just might have to try it this weekend. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Not quite, but it sounds DELICIOUS! And I’m thinking I may surprise my mom and bring it for Easter! Thanks tons!

Brighid

This is one I will have to try when the strawberry patch gets ripe. It’s just so hard to let those berries get all the way to the kitchen, much less into a pie.

Denise

Oh Yummy! Have to try this one.

Doesn’t that sound delicious!

O this sounds to die for…