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Raspberry Ribbon Pie

While he was growing up, this was my husband's favorite Christmas dessert. When we married, his mother passed it on to me. I take it to family gatherings during the holidays and have yet had any to bring home! It's a cool recipe for summer as well. —Victoria Newman, Antelope, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Pastry for deep-dish single-crust pie (9 inches), baked
  • 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry gelatin
  • 1-1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen raspberries in syrup, thawed


  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and salt until smooth. Fold in cream. Spread half into pie shell. Chill 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, dissolve gelatin in water; add lemon juice and raspberries. Carefully spoon half over cream cheese layer. Chill until set, about 30 minutes.
  • Set aside the remaining gelatin mixture at room temperature. Carefully spread remaining cream cheese mixture over top of pie. Chill for 30 minutes. Top with remaining gelatin. Chill until firm.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 365 calories, 22g fat (12g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • tinarm
    Nov 4, 2019

    Super flavor! Definitely use a deep dish pie plate. My only change was sprinkling fresh raspberries over the top when adding the final jello layer, makes a delicious difference!

  • carol
    May 10, 2017

    It's been decades since I made this recipe in fact not since 1976 because in fact it wasn't printed first in Country Woman 1995 but Good Housekeeping 1976. But it was as great now as it was when I first made it. I have a hint from the GH book. Before preparing the cream cheese make the jello first. Add the frozen raspberries to the jello and put in fridge stir at intervals and as soon as it forms shape on spoon gently put it on the cream cheese mix. Pop back in fridge until completely set. Then add the second layer. My worst confession is that I planned on giving some of this to someone else but I made it over the weekend and wasn't going to see my friend until midweek. I ATE THE WHOLE DARN THING.

  • crankyankee
    Mar 25, 2017


  • waprater
    Apr 27, 2016

    I made this pie as directed and the cream was wonderful with the raspberry, but putting the jello on top of the cream was a real mess. It ran all over the top and didn't look very nice when it was finished. I think it would help if you chilled the jello layer a little before putting on top of the cream layer. The taste was very good, but it didn't look very nice.

  • Hungrywife
    Nov 29, 2014

    Made for Thanksgiving for the first time. Huge Hit. Everyone loved it! Even the people of diets loved it because it wasn't too sweet. I will be adding this too my collection and look forward to making it again!

  • JudyM46
    Nov 25, 2013

    Absolutely wonderful. We have made it for several yrs. My brother in law told my mother in law that it was the best pie she ever made.

  • Stanscook
    May 8, 2013

    I have made this pie for years. In fact, the first time was after I had eaten it somewhere I decided to recreate it myself. My ingredients were very much the same as these. I do prefer the pastry crust to a cookie or graham cracker. They're too sweet in my opinion. The downside of putting this pie together is spreading on the second cream layer. Could be very messy. To solve that problem, I now put the second half of the cream cheese layer into a baggie, cut off one corner and pipe the mixture. Then it's easy to smooth out before adding the last of the raspberry mixture. So-o-o delicious!

  • lllewark
    Dec 30, 2012

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  • mkaskela
    Dec 14, 2012

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  • mrsjnash1
    Nov 30, 2012

    Are you able to substitute with strawberries and strawberry jello?