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Saturday, March 5, 2011

A Goodbye Pie.....A Raspberry Cream Pie at that!

I hate, HATE, hate goodbyes.  There is nothing fun about them. AT ALL.  I prefer hellos over goodbyes....don't you?

A couple of weeks ago I had to say goodbye to not one, not two, not three but FOUR people that I adore - my parents, my sister and her sweetie pie. Before I said "goodbye" I invited all of them over for some dinner and dessert.  I figured I would be better off doing the deed of saying goodbye on a full tummy.  I made a chicken casserole for dinner and then to finish off the meal I served pie.  A fabulously EASY and super YUMMY pie.  Yes, I made PW's Raspberry Cream Pie

It was over the top D'LISH!  Simple ingredients along with a speedy assembly make this pie a lovely dessert. You can easily make this pie even faster than PW by using a pre-made crust or you can go right ahead and follow her recipe to the "T" and make your own cookie crust.

Want the recipe? Of course you do! :-)

Raspberry Cream Pie
(recipe from The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond at the Tasty Kitchen)


25 whole Oreo cookies

4 Tbsp butter, melted

1 generous cup fresh raspberries

3 Tbsp sugar

2 containers (6oz. each) raspberry yogurt

1 package (3.4 oz.) instant vanilla pudding mix

1 cup heavy cream or whipping cream

extra raspberries for garnishing


1. Make crust....(or purchase a pre-made Oreo crust)....preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Place cookies in a food processor and "crush" or place cookies in a Ziploc bag and smash with a rolling pin.  Stir in melted butter until well combined.  Pour crushed cookie mixture into a regular pie pan and press down all over the pan and up the sides.  Bake for 3-4 minutes - just long enough to set.  Cool crust completely after baking to set.

2. Make pie filling....pour fresh raspberries into a medium size bowl.  Smash them with a fork, then sprinkle with 3 Tbsp of sugar.  Stir smashed raspberries and sugar together and then let sit for 15 minutes.

3. In a bowl of a mixer combine raspberry yogurt with the instant vanilla pudding powder.   Beat on low for 1 minute.  Pour in heavy cream and whip on low for 30 seconds. Stop the mixer and scrape down the bowl with a rubber spatula.  Turn mixer on medium-high speed and beat for 2 minutes, or until mixture is thick.

4. Turn off mixer, then fold in fresh raspberries until just combined.  Pour this lovely creamy raspberry mixture into COOLED pie pan and spread evenly. 

5. Place pie in freezer and freeze for 2 hours, or until very firm.  Cut into slices and garnish with fresh raspberries if you wish.  ENJOY!.....I know you will. :-)

Happy Raspberry Cream Pie Making!


  1. Oh, WOW! That looks so scrumptious!!!
    I am so sorry you had so many goodbyes :( Sending many hugs to you my friend! xoxo

  2. Avril, your pie looks so darn good!!! Raspberries are one of my favourite fruits. Love 'em! Now that you've said good-bye, just think of the next time when you can say hello. :o)

  3. YUM! This looks and sounds delicious! I hate goodbyes. Sending you hugs!!

  4. You're right...goodbye's are usually not a good thing. This pie looks like a wonderful way to ease the sadness though :) I've made this and we loved it too. I also used a premade crust. Don't need extra work!

  5. Nice way of saying goodbye! I love raspberries!

  6. Avril, Your pie looks SO GOOD! I hate good-byes too(with a passion), but I know this pie would definitely help:)

  7. Mmm, nothing like a good pie to make you feel better.

  8. So sorry you had to say goodbyes. You're right, they stink. Good idea to sweeten it with such a delicious pie, though!

  9. Such a pretty pie..looks good too!

  10. I love it! It's almost too easy.. i know there will be no arguements from my family.
    Great post!

  11. Super yum, raspberry cream is something different I would love top try

  12. Mmm, raspberries and chocolate. Delicious.

    Sad to say goodbye to people you love. I've moved away from my family 2x and it was hard both times. Thank goodness for the telephone!

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  14. That pie looks awesome! Sorry you had to say goodbye. I hate those too. :-(

  15. wow, this looks good! The perfect dessert!

  16. Yummy!!!! This looks amazing! I can't wait until the next raspberry sale. :-)

  17. I'm intrigued by the yogurt in this recipe. It almost makes it healthy!

  18. How did I miss this on her blog! YUM! Thanks for sharing.



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