Monday, April 25, 2011

~light as air~

my favourite fruit has to be the raspberry


so that is why I was so delighted when my daughter wanted to make this yummy light as air pie for our Easter dessert......it is truly a family favourite......my mom made it for me growing up and every time we go to grandma's house my daughter's request it. The great thing about this pie is that you can use any fruit you like... peach and strawberry...and it is super easy......

1 pkg (4-serving size) Jell-o raspberry
2/3 cup boiling water
2 cups ice cubes
4 cups thawed Cool Whip whipped topping
1 cup lightly crushed raspberries
1 prepared graham cracker crumb crust
dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add ice cubes and stir constantly until gelatin starts to thicken, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove any unmelted ice.
whisk in whipped topping gently until smooth. Fold in fruit. Chill until think, about 15 minutes.
Spoon into crust. Chill 3 hours.
for strawberry pie...add strawberries and strawberry gelatin and for peach add all peach ingredients
~
the winner of Mathew Mead's Summer magazine is #15 Sena, visit her lovely blog By the Bluegrass...here
hugs for a great new week

68 comments:

It's me said...

Hi darling...what a yammie cake...delicious!! have a nice week...enjoy....and so nice that Sena won the magazine !! ...love love Ria...xxx..

Michaja said...

Looks like a delicious cake!!! Looks like the "kwarktaart" (cheesepie) that my granny always made on her birthdays!
xxx
Michaja

Sil Campschroer said...

You can really wake me up for raspberry's. Love them. You're family-recipe I will give to my daughter of 12. She wants to become a pattiserie-chef. I will let you now if the backing went well. Wish you a great week too. Greetings with heart&soul from Sil.

delia hornbook said...

That looks really lovely and yummy to. Thank you for sharing the recipe it will definitely be one to try ;-)) dee x

andrea creates said...

oh this looks so delicious!!
thanks for sharing the recipe :)
have a great day koralee~

Two Shades of Pink said...

Wow...that looks absolutely fabulous! And it does not a hurt a bit that it sits on a lovely plate too. And I love that you have family recipes that are passed down. I have started photographing my girls helping in the kitchen and even just eating a family favorite (they look cute...promise) to put in cookbooks I will make for them on their wedding days. I hope they will be in the family for years to come.
Love to you dear friend!

Kori said...

This looks delicious. I love raspberry too! Kori xoxo

i.ikeda said...

This is going on top of my list of new recipes to try. That looks scrumptious! Oh Koralee, I can always count on your lovely blog to make me smile (and hungry). Thank you for the recipe, and here's to a wonderful beginning of the week. Xoxo

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Scrummy yummy .. looks delicious , light too ;-)

noknittedknickers said...

I LOVE raspberries so will have to try this (if I can get over the rhubarb fetish I've got going on at the moment...). Thanks for sharing the recipe. Claire x

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I am gonna seriously make this! I have blueberries! Love Linda

Pinecone said...

I love how fabulous and light this looks! I think my family would love it.
Glad you had a good Easter!!
xo
Ashlyn

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DO YOU KNOW THAT EVERY MORNING WHILE BLOGGING, and often when I am at your blog dearest, I AM EATING MY RASPBERRIES!!!!! Do you also know that my mum used to make this exact same pie with ORANGES????OH DEAR, every time she made it was a refreshing treat. GREAT PICTURES of one of nature's prettiest little gems indeed! THEN BLUEBERRIES ARE MY NEXT FAVORITE, and when Ruben and I go walking, we snatch wild raspberries off the bushes!!! They will be out in July/August! Oh dear Koralee, it is so good to know that you are getting some relief!!! Well, if you have to take meds, so be it. I just pray that you will get back to normal soon and yes, exercise in the right doses is good for me! My back is good, and I am surprised after all that lifting (naughty me!) I am just fine. But there is still a twing on my right thigh. Ohhhhh, what a glorious weekend, but today at work, I had to put to practice all the things I try to set before me as my goals for daily living. Stress is my main enemy! Love to you my precious friend, and YUMMMMM! ENJOY THAT PIE! Anita

Faded Plains said...

Okay...that pise sounds sooo good. It'll definitely be on the menu this week.

Natasha said...

I've been eating raspberries all weekend long, they're one of my favourites too. And how delicious does this light as air pie look! Sounds easy too, i'll definitely be trying this recipe my friend, thank you! Hugs right back at you for a lovely new week!
Natasha xo

June said...

Oh Yum...Koralee! I want to try this. Sounds so delish!
Wishing you a great week.
sending hugs...

Pamela said...

Oh yum Koralee! I adore raspberries! They are my favourite berry!!

Pamela ox

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
Oh I used to make this all the time! I forgot all about this dessert! It's a nice low-cal dessert too ~ thanks for the reminder!

I hope your Easter was wonderful! Your family must have loved this dessert! Everyone here loved the bunny cookies and the pink cinnamon buns! Amanda's boyfriend's family just LOVED them!
My nieces raved over the color and the pink glaze of course ;o)

Wishing you a wonderful week dear ♥
*xoxo*
~Maria

Caroline Duffy said...

Lovely! I can almost taste that Raspberry Pie through the computer screen!! YUM!!

Shabbygal said...

Oh that looked so yummy!Hope you had a lovely holiday!

pollydove said...

OH MY! I am excited just thinking about it!!! I love raspberry too and that looks soooo scrumptious! I think I need to make it for my sister ... raspberry is always her first choice of flavors!!! Thanks for sharing. xoxo

A Vintage Chic said...

Love this lovely, light-as-air pie, Koralee! Looks like I'll have to have a little pie time with my girls tomorrow--thanks so much for sharing your recipe!

My favorite recipes are those with a family history--makes them that much sweeter, doesn't it?!

Hope your Easter was joyous, dear friend...

Julie

Alessandra said...

What a beautiful looking cake! I hope that you had a lovely Easter.

ciao
Alessandra

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

This pie looks scrumptious and aren't raspberries the best. Thanks for sharing the recipe, looks so good and will try this.

Happy new week
Hugs
Carolyn

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your pictures are mouthwatering, Koralee, I am going to give it a try.
I eat raspberries every morning on my waffle, here in Pennsylvania.
Much love always, my sweet friend xxxx

myletterstoemily said...

and it is SO pretty! thank you for the recipe and enjoy
your spring!

Not Just a Waitress said...

oooooh!! that looks so very delicious!!
i love raspberries, too. :)
and i love the idea that it's "baking" without baking!!! :) :) :)
i hope you had a wonderful, blessed easter, my sweet friend.
thanks for the recipe. :)

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet koralee, i really love yummiee raspberries!! This looks sooo good! Thanks so much for the recipe! Your images make me hungry hehe. Have a lovely happy day and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Home and Heart said...

Such a pretty blog! This sounds yummy too, Thanks!

Sherri B. said...

I haven't seen this dessert in years...it brought a smile to my face reading it and remembering. Always was a hit with all my group too. Yum!

By the Bluegrass said...

OOoh, Koralee....I'm soooo excited! I can't wait to get that summer magazine! It looks like it's gonna be a good one! Thanks for having this give away and thanks to the random generator for pulling up my number!!!! :)
On another (bluebird) note...Raspberries are my favorite of the berries as well! And, that raspberry pie.....Oh my! It looks delicious! Gotta give this one a try!
Thanks again, sweet friend! Have a lovely week....
xo,
Sena

paperbird said...

thank you sweet koralee for the recipe- it looks so delicious and beautiful~ but of course it looks beautiful- it's from you.


happy monday :-)

Libbie said...

My Bo always begs me to buy raspberries but since strawberries are cheaper I always get him a box of strawberries...which he eats in one day....seriously like 3 boxes a week :) But that raspberry pie would really make him happy! & me too :)

Karena said...

Koralee how delish I will make this soon!! Thank you for sharing with us, perfect for spring!

xoxo
Karena
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Suz said...

Koralee,
That looks wonderful! I am just enchanted by raspberries. All those little orbs that make such a beautiful whole. The taste, of course, is the best part. I will be making this, too. It looks just delicious!
Big hugs,
Suz

malia said...

oh boy! i must make this beauty! thank you

Colores said...

Mouthwatering! Yes, I am!!! kisses

d e l i g h t said...

Oh My! Just found your blog this morning and when it opened it took my breath away! Absolutely beautiful! I love everything I see. I'm going to browse through your archives. I am happily you newest follower! I invite you to visit my blog!
Linda

Pretty Things said...

We so RARELY had dessert when I was growing up, but this was one of my favorites! Instead of a pie, though, she'd put it in a graham cracker crust in the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Yummmm.

Lisa said...

the color alone compels me to make it tonight!

thanx for the recipe ♥♥

♥-Ingrid-♥ said...

I love your beautiful red post Koralee!hugs to you too x

Sara P said...

Even though I am down with the flu, that looks divine!

Thanks for sharing.

Ruth Yoder said...

that sounds wonderful! i can't wait to make that!
I have my little niece here today, just two months younger than my girl. Lots of fun!
So I guess i'll be making that pie tomorrow ;)!

Martha said...

it looks soooo pretty and so yummy!!! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter

Amber Blue Bird said...

mmmmm that looks finger licking good.

liz said...

Looks delicious Koralee, I shall have to give it a try. Liz xx

Rizzi said...

THIS SOUNDS SO DELICIOUS, I JUST COPIED THE RECIPE. THIS ONE I WILL MAKE. TAKE CARE,
AND THANKS FOR SHARING. RIZZI

fee @ chipper nelly said...

hey lovely Koralee!
We all love raspberry here (fab pics as always)
You'll be pleased to know that Pearl seems to have done her job!! We've heard a little 'tap tap peep' from the duck eggs...how exciting is that??!
fee ♥

Privet and Holly said...

Raspberries are also
my all time favorite
fruit....They remind
me of my grampa, who
picked them for me when
I was a little girl.
I hope you had a truly
wonderful and sweet
Easter!
xx Suzanne

Monica said...

Your pie looks yummy!!! I can't wait to give it a try.

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Mmmmmmm...YUMMY!!! I L-O-V-E Raspberries! I am going to try this beautiful dessert. So perfect for summer.
Joyce

Elyse said...

hello sweetie,

this pie looks simply delicious! hope you had a lovely holiday.

xo
elyse

a peony princess said...

I am completely smitten with your blog...it is lovely to look at! your photos are just beautiful!

♥ Trish ~ your newest follower

Teresa said...

This looks just like you!
When I copy this recipe I'm going to call it Koralee's RED Pie!
Love the BIG sugary raspberries.
I know this was YUMMY!
xo
Love you my friend!

Stina said...

ziet er wel smakelijk uit, maar hou zelf liever van aardbeien.

fijne week nog
groet Stina

Madelief said...

Dear Koralee,

This pie looks delicious. It must be the red fruit :-)! Wish I could taste a bit!!! Thank you for the recipe. I will print it out and put it in my cooking bible.

Happy day & lieve groet,

Madelief xox

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh my, you make me want to go get a piece of that right now! So yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Junebug Furniture and Design said...

So delicious! Raspberry pie ~ lovely!
You have a beautiful blog, we enjoyed visiting.

XO Glad & Celia

francis said...

It looks like summer overhere . All days in the garden until evenings late ! Can you imagen ? I'm so happy with all this sunshine .Sitting in my new garden ... enjoying all my privacy and having so many new ideas . Since I am at home I can make my space more and more ME ME ME . I am doing things that make me happy . I am finding myself again . That is so special . I love to have time for all of this . Of course I miss my work but I try to just be happy with all the time I have at home now . Happiness is so healing ! All my best for you .

found and sewn said...

Hope you had a great Easter. That cake looks so pretty!

Eline DM* said...

That looks great and delisious !

Greatz
Eline DM*

Martina said...

What a yummy pie! And it sounds like i could make it too. I LOVE raspberries. Have a sweet day! xox

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

PRECIOUS ONE!!!! Oh was I tired last night! I ate dinner and read a bit and then I WAS OUT!!!! But I have not had any more pain! I think what did the trick was that I stretched!!!!!! Even after that lifting session of iron urns this weekend didn't affect me, and it seems the only thing I did differently was STRETCH! You would think having been a dancer I would do it more often, but who has time? BUT NOW I THINK I BEST KEEP IT UP! AND YOU....YOU are feeling back to your old self? PRAISE GOD! I am so glad to hear that dearest, SO GLAD! We are counting down the days to SPRING HERE...rain is dominant at the moment, and even a threat of a little snow, YES!!! But we shall rejoice in the promise of spring and I will be dancing....LOVE TO YOU BEAUTIFUL KORALEE...and I just had my raspberries!!! Anita

Barbara said...

I love raspberries too, Koralee! I freeze some and make a smoothie with them every afternoon, as well as eat them after lunch!

Gloria said...

YUM!!!! :) That looks SO delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe with us. I love hearing about comforting food memories. They are part of the threads that bind a family together...:) Beautiful!!

xoxo....Gloria

BeachVintage.com said...

You always drown us with loveliness when it comes to food Koralee.

Lesa said...

New to your blog, lovely!

Terri said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe! Can't wait to try it. Terri