Monday, September 2, 2019

Fresh Raspberry Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

This decadent dessert has a creamy filling inside a graham cracker crust. It's topped with a raspberry sauce and fresh raspberries. I think I found my new favorite pie!  It's insanely good.

Creamy Raspberry Pie Recipe

We have raspberry bushes at our house. They are one of those plants that just keep on producing all summer and fall long. I make jam and syrup. I freeze them for smoothies and baking. There just never seems to be an end of them until winter hits.

Fresh Raspberry Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

raspberry pie with graham cracker crust

I came across this recipe over at Bright Green Door and I knew I wanted to try it. Her grandma is famous for it, so I knew it had to be good. I wasn't disappointed. I've made a few adjustments.

This creamy raspberry dessert has become the first thing I make each year as soon as I have enough raspberries.

Visit my best pie recipes page or 30+ pies with graham cracker crusts for more fabulous pies. If you love raspberries, you can also try these raspberry cheesecake cookie cups.

Creamy Raspberry Pie Recipe

Graham Cracker Crust

Let's start with the graham cracker crust. You could buy one, but I prefer to make my own. Homemade is SO much better and it's really pretty easy. I have a full tutorial on how to make a graham cracker crust if you want a step-by-step.

graham cracker pie crust

Basically, you crush the graham crackers until they are crumbs (a ziploc bag and rolling pin works great for this) Add in the melted butter and sugar and spread it into the pie crust. You can fill it right away, but I prefer to bake it for 10 minutes at 350 to crisp it up.

Fresh Raspberry Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

Raspberry Filling

While the crust is baking, let's work on the raspberry filling. This mixture of raspberries needs to boil and then cool before adding it to the pie.

ingredients for raspberry filling

Add 1 cup of raspberries to a pot. Mash them with a potato masher.

mash the raspberries

Once they are all smashed.....

smashed raspberries

we'll add the water, sugar and cornstarch. Mix well and bring to a boil.

add thickening ingredients to raspberry filling

Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. I stick it in the fridge to speed up the cooling process.
raspberry filling for pie

Raspberry Pie with Cream Cheese Filling

Cream Filling

While our raspberry filling is cooling, let's work on the cream filling.

cream filling for raspberry pie

Begin with 8 ounces of cream cheese. You want the cream cheese to be soft, so it's important that you get it out beforehand and let it sit for an hour or so.

OR you can microwave it for 30-60 seconds to soften it up. If the cream cheese is not softened, then the mixture will probably end up with little lumps of cream cheese. Nobody wants that, so soften that cream cheese!

With a mixer, mix the cream cheese until smooth. Then add the Cool Whip and powdered sugar. Mix until incorporated.

Note: You can substitute whipping cream for the cool whip. Whip the cream to soft peaks then add to the whipped cream cheese. I really like the creaminess the whipped cream brings. I find that more sugar is needed with this substitute. Add up to 1 cup more powdered sugar. The filling will not set up quite as much, leading to a messier looking pie when cut. The taste is ahh-mazing though!

Fresh Raspberry Pie Recipe

Assembling the Fresh Raspberry Pie

All the layers of the pie are now made and it's time to put them all together.

cream filling in graham cracker pie crust

Scoop the filling mixture into the graham cracker crust. Spread it around for an even layer.

cream filling and raspberry filling in graham cracker pie crust
Next spread the raspberry filling on top of the cream filling.

add fresh raspberries to top of pie

Lastly add raspberries to the top. I like to place them on individually, starting at the edge of the pie and working my way to the center.

It makes for a pretty presentation. But if you don't have anyone to impress (or you don't need to take pictures to share:) then just sprinkle the raspberries on top.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

fresh raspberry pie

Creamy Raspberry Pie Recipe
I cannot say enough good things about this pie. It's smooth creamy filling pairs perfectly with the slighlty tart raspberries and sweet graham cracker crust. Try it out, I hope you like it too.

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Raspberry Pie with Graham Cracker Crust
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Raspberry Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

Servings: 8
Author: Rachel
Prep time: 35 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 45 Min
A fresh raspberry pie with cream cheese filling. So yummy you'll want seconds!


Graham Cracker Crust
  • 1 sleeve graham crackers, crushed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 T. butter, melted
Raspberry Filling
  • 1 c. raspberries
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 1/2 T. cornstarch
  • 1/4 c. water
Cream Filling
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 c. Cool Whip
  • 1 c. powdered sugar


Graham Cracker Crust
  1. Crush the graham crackers in a zip top bag. 
  2. Add the melted butter and sugar right into the bag and smoosh bag until it's all mixed together. 
  3. Pour out into a pie pan.
  4. Using the back of a spoon, press the graham cracker mixture all around the pan to form the crust.
  5. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes to crisp the crust.
  6. Let cool.
Raspberry Filling
  1. Place the raspberries in a pot.
  2. Smash them with a potato masher.
  3. Add sugar, cornstarch and water and mix.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Cream Filling
  1. Beat cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Mix in cool whip and powdered sugar until incorporated.
Assembling the Pie
  1. Pour the cream mixture into the graham cracker crust.
  2. Spread on the raspberry filling.
  3. Top with fresh raspberries.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Whipping cream is a good substitute for cool whip. Whip the cream to soft peaks and then add into the cream cheese. More sugar may be needed. Add up to 1 cup more. This will result in a softer, messier pie, but the taste is SO good.

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