340FFEC4-AE82-4560-92DC-99099D3755B4My mom used to make a dessert very similar to this for many family get togethers. So the first bite of this delicious dessert brought back some special memories. This one’s for you mom!

Ingredients for Crust:

  • 1 cup Vanilla Wafers, crushed
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Ingredients for Filling:

  • 1 pkg (10 oz) frozen raspberries, thawed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 envelope Knox unflavored gelatin
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine Vanilla Wafer crumbs, 3 tbsp granulated sugar and melted butter. Press onto the bottom of a 9-in springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes; cool completely.
  2. Drain the raspberries, reserving the juice. Set berries aside. In a small saucepan, combine the juice, cold water and gelatin. Let stand for 5 minutes. Cook and stir over low heat until gelatin dissolves. Remove from the heat; cool for 10 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup granulated sugar until smooth. Add berries and gelatin mixture; beat on low until thoroughly blended. Chill until partially set up. Watch carefully as mixture will set up quickly. Gently fold in the whipped cream. Spoon mixture over cooled crust; smooth out. Chill for 6 hours or overnight.
  4. Just before serving, run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen. Remove sides of springform pan. Top with fresh raspberries and serve.