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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Raspberry Pie - Child's Play



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...There are few desserts as easy to make as this one. It really is child's play and it's a perfect recipe for budding cooks to try. Several weeks ago, I promised I'd share the better of the recipes I was collecting for my grandsons with you. This simple pie is one of them. Lots of folks claim credit for it, but I suspect the recipe originally came from the Jello (Kraft) test kitchens. Whatever its origins, the recipe is nearly foolproof and it's perfect for the kids to work with. It makes a nice summer dessert that I thought you might also enjoy while fresh raspberries are in season. The trick to this, of course, is the berries. They should be fully ripe, yet firm enough to hold their shape. Anything less than that and you'll be wasting your time and probably speaking ill of my ancestors. I've also found that the gelatin mixture must be at room temperature before it is poured over the berries. If you are making the pie with children it's best to follow the recipe exactly as it's written. If you are making it by yourself, remove 1 to 2 teaspoons of the gelatin before you stir it into the cornstarch mixture. I'm not a fan of rubbery desserts and the trick here is discovering how much gelatin you actually need to set the pie. While I remove 2 teaspoons, it's probably best to start with just one. The only thing worse than a rubbery pie is one that won't set. Be careful. Children aren't mindful of this and they'll be really pleased with their results. The pie is a beautiful garnet color and it's quite tasty. Bill Cosby would approve. Here's the recipe.

Fresh Raspberry Pie...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup water
1 package (3 ounces) raspberry gelatin
4 cups fresh raspberries
1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)

Directions:

1) Combine sugar, cornstarch and water in a small saucepan, stirring until smooth. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for about 2 minutes, or until thickened. Remove from heat. Add gelatin and stir until dissolved. Cool for at least 15 minutes.
2) Place raspberries in crust; slowly pour gelatin mixture over berries. Chill until set, about 3 hours. Yield: 6-8 servings.







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79 comments :

manu said...

Mary, this pie is so delicious!!LOL ♥

Ruth said...

This looks really delicious, I am always wary of using gelatin in case it doesn't set, but perhaps I should just give it a try! Your instructions are always so clear that I am sure it will turn out fine!

Andrea @ Vegvacious said...

This looks fantastic!! Raspberries are my all-time favourite berry.

Kim said...

It looks perfect for kids... The addition of raspberries jelly make it a sweet treat!

Emily of The Best of this Life said...

Ooh! That looks fabulous! I was just looking up raspberry pie fillings - I make a gluten free crust..but was wondering about different types of filling...this sounds yummy! :)

scrambledhenfruit said...

Raspberries are one of my favorite summer fruits, and this cool pie looks like a wonderful way to enjoy them. The pie looks easy to make- I bet my grandson would love this too! :)

safire said...

This is so pretty! I love jello so this must be delicious!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Aha, a perfect dish for Nigel to try his pudding skills on. Cookery classes are too expensive so I have decided that I have to find all the easy recipes to give him to start off on :-) Diane

June said...

Gorgeous pie Mary. I'll bet the boys are proud when they show this one off!

Anonymous said...

The colour alone looks devine never mind the contents! I am a very berry fan!

Veronica
www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

Parsley Sage said...

That's a beautiful pie! I can't get over how simple (and delicious) it is :) Well done!

Jennifurla said...

Wow, this is one gorgeous slice of pie

Ana Rita said...

It's a lovelly pie!!!

Kisses
Rita

Gloria said...

Mary this pie is amazing and beauty! LOL, gloria

The Harried Cook said...

Delicious, pretty and easy? Sounds like just what I need this week :) Thanks for sharing another great recipe, Mary!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I will have to try this. I love any thing fruity!

Epicurea said...

how can something so delicious and beautiful be so simple! great recipe and a real treat for the eye.

Anna A. said...

B. Cosby would approve! This looks like fun and finally we have fantastic raspberries in Oregon... we've waited all year for this!

Susan said...

The color is so beautiful. The taste...I do remember how it tastes....hmmmmm

Clint said...

Looks delicious. And so simple, even a man can do it

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks beautiful, I'm sure your grandson will love it:@)

bellini said...

Bestill my beating heart, or has it stopped beating while dreaming of this pie Mary.

The Café Sucré Farine said...

This reminds me of a pie that I LOVED as a child. Will HAVE to give this a try especially since raspberries are on a super sale this week!! Thanks for bring back sweet memories!!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy looking pie...loved the color...

Lyndsey said...

I would love this pie, and so would my daughter. Too bad we are not up in Michigan for a visit this summer, my FIL had many raspberry bushes and always makes sure there are plenty for my daughter to pick. Funny...she would always come in with an empty basket, but a red mouth ;)

Tender Branson said...

The color is brilliant. I thought, because it looks the color of blood, that you were referring to the creepy doll that kills people.

kitty said...

I LOVE raspberries! Thanks for the delicious recipe!!

Country Dreaming said...

Oooo this looks soo yummy and refreshing for the summer.
I'll keep this in mind.

Have a great day.

Melinda

The Fajdich Times said...

This sounds wonderful. My raspberries are ready......hopefully I will be able to get 4 cups. I can't wait to make it....thanks:)

someone said...

Mary, thanks for visiting bluesky. I wish I could figure out how to make my blog this pretty. Time... maybe when I retire. I, also, will be back. judybluesky

Food Glorious Food! said...

Amazing pie to impress!! Thanks for sharing :)

Kay Heritage said...

Always looking for an easy but perfect dessert recipe! THANK YOU, Mary!

That Girl said...

I love berry pie and I love easy desserts!

Wendy Irene said...

Thank you for sharing a great recipe I can make with my kids!! They love to bake.

Ginny said...

This is very pretty, and unusual looking! My diet is seed free forever now! All low fiber as well.

JG said...

What a wonderful family activity with tempting results! There's many Math lessons when baking with children. This brings back memories! :)
~Judy

by Teresa said...

Hi Mary, so nice to meet you! You visited my blog and left such a delightful and sweet comment. Needless to say I rushed over to visit your blog and am bookmarking it now! Your header is so simple and eye-catching! Raspberries are our favorite. We have already got in the supplies to make Raspberry Freezer Jam. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Ms. Bake-it said...

It looks cool and refreshing and definitely perfect for summer. I will have to forward this recipe to my DIL. Looks like something she would like to make.

Thanks for sharing!

~ Tracy

Anna said...

This looks SO beautiful!!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Beautiful raspberry color!!! And, sounds cool and refreshing! Perfect for 100+ degree days! Thank you, Mary. blessings ~ tanna

LOL! My word verification is "chive." Love it when they turn out to be a word and, especially, a pertinent word.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Perfect! A totally perfect piece of pie! Not runny or crumbly.. just perfect, and yummy!
Yvonne

Swathi said...

These are perfect pie. i don't have much luck with pie getting perfect. May this recipe will help that.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

We could never speak ill of your ancestors. :) Are the grandsons coming for a summer visit?

Fondly,
Glenda

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Looks so refreshing and pretty - great recipe!
Mary

Maris(In Good Taste) said...

Perfect pie! Looks so delicious!

Sue/the view from great island said...

This has my younger daughter's name written all over it. And I was just thinking that I had to take some time out this summer to teach her a few kitchen skills. She loves raspberries, but they are hard to work into recipes. thanks!

AndiWinslow said...

My favorite red raspberries. This is a must try. Raspberries will be ready to pick in Maine soon. Thanks for sharing. Keep cooking Andi thewednesdaybaker.blogspot.com

andi winslow said...

This looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing its a must try for me. Berries will be ready for picking in Maine soon. Andi keep baking

A Bitchin' Kitchen said...

This looks great! What a perfect way to use up all the berries in season right now.

- Maggie

Joanne said...

I've always thought of pies as tricky, but if you say it's easy then I'll believe it! It certainly looks delicious!

Bizzy B. Bakes said...

One set of grandchildren bake whenever they are here. This would be fun to do with them. Usually, we make cookies or cupcakes. This would be a change of pace. Thanks for the idea and recipe.

elle marie said...

I really like tarty pies (that's not a word) but I love berries that make me pucker lol. Isn't there something about having sour fruit in the summer? I grave it, I wonder why that is?

It looks mighty yummy.

Becki @ Becki's Whole Life said...

I loved Raspberry pie when I was in college and there was a while that all of my Aunts used to make it for me. To the point where I kind of grew tired of them...and I always felt bad if I didn't have some when they made it! Lately I have been craving it again - thanks for posting this - yum!

The Honey Nut said...

Pretty! I never thought to use gelatin to make a pie filling!

yummychunklet said...

Ooh, this chilled berry pie looks delicious!

Cynthia said...

This pie looks awesome!

Elin said...

Mary....I want a slice..it looks so good and now I am drooling all over my keyboard. This is so mouth-eatering...raspberries are so expensive over here :(

Y said...

What a lovely color that is... My mother used to let me help in the kitchen all the time when I was little, and I loved it. Now that I;m grown up, we cook/bake together, and I still love it! :)

kankana said...

This pie is looking so perfect .. with that red beautiful color.. it feels like the pie is popping out of my screen :)

Jeannie said...

That's a great looking pie...now if only I can get my hands on some berries!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

One word: YUM! You make the best things!! It's such a pretty color too.
Best,
Gloria

tandysinclair.com said...

what a great colour the pie has. I am not a huge fan of fruit and jelly - too many not good childhood memories there :)

Chris's Gourmet Fashion said...

This pie looks so professionally made. What a great photo and what a delicious pie -

Suman Singh said...

Wow, that looks divine..love the color, it looks so pretty and delicious!

manousina said...

What a perfect pie!It looks fantastic!Love its color!

Alessandra said...

It really looks stunning Mary!

Ciao
A.

Rita said...

Raspberry pie was my mother's favourite; ihave never made it with jelly; a must try.
Rita

Karen Harris said...

What a fun dessert and so simple. I will definitely pass this on to my daughter who is a beginning cook herself. She'll love it.

Jenn said...

That looks amazing! I love the simplicity of it. I think my grandma used to make a pie like this, except hers had a really thick whipped topping layer... YUM!

We Are Not Martha said...

I LOVE the color of this pie... It looks so nice and summery!

Sues

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

What a perfect slice! Looks amazing, great color, too!

Valerie said...

This pie looks soo tasty! I think it's a pity that here in my country i don't find rasberries in large quantities... It's really pretty too!

meeshiesmom said...

LOVE raspberries! I wish they would stick around long enough for me to make a pie.

lena said...

what a great grandma you are! these are simple and yet precious recipes for your grandchildren!

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh yummmmm! This is something even I could do...I am so NOT a baker:):) Thanks!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE anything raspberry! XO, Pinky

Elaine said...

What a beautiful photo of your pie, Mary! This sounds like a great recipe to make with our niece.

Pegasuslegend said...

My fathers favorite and mine lovely pie!

Jaana said...

Mary,i've got so many great recipes with raspberries from here!Especially this jelly cake,my kids will so love it!

Bruce said...

thanks for a great pie recipe
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