Raspberry Cream Cheesecake

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Raspberry Cream Cheesecake
The fresh raspberry flavor shines in this light and refreshing, fabulously delicious, no-bake cheesecake. Serve with sweetened whipped cream if desired, and sprinkle individual pieces with a few more fresh raspberries. Substitute fresh strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries if you prefer.
Recipe type: No-Bake Cheesecake
Serves: 10 to 12
Prep time: 
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Recipe Notes
Pan: One 9″ Round Cheesecake Pan Prep: Buttered Storage: Cover and Refrigerate

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Ingredients
Vanilla Cookie Crust:
  • 1½ cup vanilla cookie crumbs (such as Nabisco Nilla Wafer cookies or Lorna Doones)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Raspberry Cream Filling:
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • ¼ cup milk (preferably whole milk)
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow cream (fluff)
  • 1 cup whipping (heavy) cream
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries, crushed
  • Tip: Use a citrus juicer for freshly squeezed juice.
Garnish:
  • 1 cup whole fresh raspberries
Instructions
Prepare one 9-inch round cheesecake pan or springform pan with 3-inch sides; use a pastry brush to butter the sides and bottom of pan with 1 tablespoon of melted butter.
Vanilla Cookie Crust:
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine vanilla cookie crumbs and melted butter. Stir until thoroughly mixed and mixture is crumbly.
  2. Pour the cookie crumb mixture into the cheesecake pan. Using the back of a large spoon or the flat bottom of a measuring cup or drinking glass, press the crumb mixture firmly and evenly across the bottom of the pan. Place the pan in the freezer while preparing filling.
Raspberry Cream Filling:
  1. Sprinkle gelatin over milk in a small saucepan and let stand for 1 minute. Stir over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved. Remove from heat, set aside to cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, add the cream cheese and beat on medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy, 3 minutes. Slowly add the cooled gelatin mixture, continuing to beat the mixture, and then beat in the lemon juice, vanilla, and marshmallow cream. Scrape the mixture off the paddle and scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula so the mixture blends evenly andthere are no lumps. Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat thewhipping cream until soft mounds form; gradually add the sugar; continue beating until thick and stiff. Tip: the cream will whip easier if the mixing bowl and beaters are first chilled; place in the refrigerator to chill until ready to whip the cream.
  4. Using a large rubber spatula or balloon type whisk, gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture, and then fold in the crushed raspberries.
  5. Pour the cheesecake filling into the chilled cookie crust.
  6. Cover the pan and refrigerate until filling is firm, 6 to 8 hours or overnight. Try to avoid having the covering touch the top of the cheesecake as this may mar the surface.
Garnish:
  1. When ready to serve, run a hot knife around the edge of the pan to loosen. Place fresh raspberries on top of cheesecake. Serve extra raspberries with individual slices if desired.
Source: Geary, George, 125 Best Cheesecake Recipes, Robert Rose Inc, Ontario Canada, 2002

 

Raspberry Cream Cheesecake

Raspberry Cream Cheesecake

Raspberry Cream Cheesecake