Monday, May 31, 2010

First Place Raspberry Riot Pie

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We've just returned from a really fun Memorial Day picnic.
The food was amazing and there was so much of it!  The kids had a massive 3-hour-long water fight while the parents all chilled.  (Guy can check that one off of his list of Summertime Fun activities.)

I entered this Raspberry dessert in the Pie bake-off and received First place!
Yay!  To be fair, it was 95 degrees, so anything frozen and fruity was bound to win!
But it is also an awesome recipe.  
My mom made it for us a lot growing up, 
but I had never made it, so I called her up this week to get the recipe.

She calls it Ritz Raspberry Dessert.
I call it Raspberry Riot Pie.
You will call it Delicious!

3 egg whites
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup of sugar
14 Ritz crackers, finely crushed
2/3 cup nuts, chopped (I used unsalted peanuts, mmm!)
1/2 tsp vanilla

1 package frozen raspberries
2 egg whites
2 Tbsp lemon juice
3/4 cup sugar
8 oz package of whipped topping

Beat egg whites and add baking powder.  Beat until stiff.
Gradually add sugar and vanilla.  Fold in crackers and nuts.
Place in a well-greased 10" pie-pan or spread on a greased pizza pan.
Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes.  Do no overcook.  Let cool completely.
Mix the frozen raspberry until fairly smooth using an electric mixer.
Add in egg whites, lemon juice, and sugar.
Fold in the cool whip.  Spread over crust and freeze.
You can also make a second layer of the crust to crumble over top of the pie.



  1. i love your blog! what a great way to inspire righteous living being LDS.

  2. wow that sounds good, your mom and you now are awesome cooks. congrats!

  3. Congratulations on a perfectly lovely deserved to win on appearance but I know the taste and know it deserved to win on that as well. maybe i oughta see how many raspberries are still in the freezer and make some for us.

  4. Congratulations and he looks very tastefull mmmm.

  5. Congratulations...looks yummy!

  6. Congrats!! I WILL be testing out this recipe!!

  7. SWEET!!! The pie AND the prize. What fun:D

  8. oh my! sounds delish! and congrats!

  9. I am expecting to see that star on you (with glitter) next Sunday!

  10. Ohhh, that looks so pretty and yummy.

  11. Is that thing for real? Just look at the colors, I can imagine everyone devouring it on a hot day.
    Thanks for sharing your award winning recipe, will try it out.
    Hope you get a chance to hop by my blog too.

  12. It's beautiful!! It would have to taste only half as good as if looks for me to give you a blue ribbon, too. Congratulations :)

  13. holeee cow! That looks amazing! I can't wait to try it. Congratulations on winning.

  14. First place is something to be proud of! That looks scrumptious!

  15. Congratulations and that looks so good!I copied the recipe.

  16. Congratulations! And now I have to make that recipe (on a free calorie day) ha!

    Such a cute blog, hope you don't mind if I follow along.

  17. I'm tempted to make this this weekend!