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Berry Cheesecake Pie



  • 3 cups finely ground Graham crackers (about 18 boards)
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted


  • 3 tablespoons raspberry- or strawberry-flavored gelatin
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shaved milk chocolate


  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry- or strawberry-flavored liqueur
  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries or halved strawberries

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Crust: In large bowl, stir together Graham cracker crumbs and butter until crumbs are evenly moistened. Press crumb mixture over bottom and up sides of 9-inch glass pie plate. Bake for 10 minutes. Transfer the pie dish to a wire rack; let cool.
  3. Filling: In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over the water; let stand until gelatin is softened, about 3 minutes. Heat over medium-low heat until gelatin is melted and liquid is clear, about 3 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  4. In large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Add sweetened condensed milk; beat until smooth. On low speed, drizzle in gelatin mixture. Increase to medium-high speed; beat 2 minutes or until smooth.
  5. In medium-size bowl, beat the 3/4 cup heavy cream on medium speed until foamy. Increase speed to medium-high; beat until soft peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream and shaved chocolate into cream cheese mixture. Spoon into crust. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm.
  6. Garnish: In medium-size bowl, beat together the 1/2 cup heavy cream and sugar until soft peaks form. Drizzle in the liqueur; beat on medium high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently spoon the whipped cream mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a star tip. Pipe rosettes decoratively on top of the cheesecake. Garnish the top of the cheesecake with the raspberries or strawberries.

Yield: 12 servings

Nutrient value per serving: 560 calories; 39 g fat (23 g saturated); 8 g protein, 48 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 282 mg sodium; 109 mg cholesterol

Source: Family Circle - 3/4/03