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Raspberry Cream Pie

Our icebox pie has multiple delightful layers: a graham-cracker crust, a raspberry-vanilla custard filling, whipped cream, and fresh berries.

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  • Servings: 10
Raspberry Cream Pie

Photography: Lennart Weibull

Source: Martha Stewart Living



  • 12 graham crackers, finely ground (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt


  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into pieces
  • 3 cups raspberries (about 12 ounces)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar


  1. Crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pulse graham-cracker crumbs, butter, granulated sugar, and salt in a food processor until combined. Press mixture into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Freeze 10 minutes. Bake until slightly darker, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

  2. Filling: Whisk yolks in a heatproof bowl. Whisk together granulated sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium saucepan; whisk in milk and vanilla seeds and pod. Bring to a boil, whisking; cook, still whisking, 2 minutes more.

  3. Pour milk mixture into yolks in a slow, steady stream, whisking until combined. Return mixture to saucepan; return to a boil, whisking. Remove from heat. Pass through a sieve into another bowl. Whisk in butter until melted. Let custard cool, whisking occasionally, about 10 minutes. Fold in 1 1/2 cups berries.

  4. Pour custard into cooled crust. Press plastic wrap directly onto surface. Refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours and up to 1 day.

  5. Whip cream with confectioners' sugar until soft peaks form, then spoon over filling. Top and serve with remaining berries.

Reviews (2)

  • croatian lil lady 11 Sep, 2014

    I made this a couple of weeks ago and haven't been able to figure out what I did wrong. The custard did not set. I followed the recipe, refrigerated it for 6 hours, and when I served the dessert it was a pile of mush. However, it had amazing flavor and was delicious. Everyone loved it. I want to make it again. I am an avid cook but I tend to stay away from desserts. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  • allsopka86 24 Aug, 2014

    This is cool, creamy, and delicious-- summer on a plate. I really loved this dessert. It might be a touch sweet, so next time I make it I'll reduce the sugar in the crust and whipped cream.

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