Why This Blog?


Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.

I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.

These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.

I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!

Michael Ann

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Black Raspberry Cream Pie

I found this recipe in a magazine.... I do NOT know which magazine, but the credit goes to Janet Hasenkamp from Pendleton, Oregon, who won $100 for this recipe in the Frozen Dessert Category in August 2007.

It doesn't get any easier than this. It's no-bake, quick and easy, and DELICIOUS. So what are you waiting for?

Black Raspberry Cream Pie
Makes 8 servings

1 purchased 9-inch graham cracker pie shell
1 cup whipping cream
1 8-oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1- 10 oz jar black raspberry or blackberry spread (I used Smucker's Simply Fruit)

In a medium bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer until stiff peaks form.  Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth.  Add raspberry spread and beat on low speed until combined. Fold in the whipped cream  Spoon mixture into the pie shell.  You can freeze this pie if you want a solid, ice-cream type pie, or you can put it into the fridge for a more creamy pie.  I prefer the refrigerator version. Freeze or refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

You can also serve this dessert with NO CRUST. Simply spoon into individual dessert cups like a mousse. Even easier!

Garnish with whipped cream, raspberries, mint, or lemon peel.  

Happy Baking!


  1. This is just dangerous! A delicious looking recipe that is also super easy to make! Love it! :)

  2. I ate a huge piece earlier and it's calling my name again. Must back away from the fridge!

  3. I LOVE blackberries... and this pie looks delicious. Another one in my "to make" folder! (and probably sooner rather than later) : )


    This is Unbelievably Fabulous and I think I could actually make it!!

    can't wait to make it for a get together... WOW. thank you.

  5. No Kidding??? Why didn't I think of that? It looks fabulous...can't wait to try it very soon. Oh how I love blackberries....low sugar, cream cheese and simple! BINGO! Blackberries are one of my favorite fruits. Thanks so much.

  6. Looks easy to make and so incredibly delicious. I think I'm in love!

    1. :-) This is one dessert I don't have much self control with!

  7. Wow! This looks soo good and yet so easy to make! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friends Friday!


  8. This looks like a great recipe, and easy to make! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  9. this looks good. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come and vote today.

  10. What a wonderful recipe! I look forward to trying it soon :)

  11. I'm waiting for an invite to come and share that pie....LOL!! This sounds simple enough for me to make...and enjoy...and maybe share....or eat all by myself....

  12. I think I'd like to try the freezer version; it takes just that much longer to eat and savor! With all the fresh produce available right now, I can't wait to try this, topping it with fresh berries. No more wondering what quick dessert to whip up when company is coming! Thanks, Michael Ann~

  13. OGawd Darling... I think I need to buy a new lipstick... xoxo

  14. Thank you for the kind words at my blog :) This pie looks so delish and I love that it doesn't take a billion ingredients either ;) Hope you have a wonderful week!

  15. Popped by to see if you are still baking and wow, what a dish! Just the thing for a balmy summer evening. And definitely a prizewinner too! Keep up the great bake Michael Ann, hpe you are having a wonderful summer. Claire

  16. Just saved.
    OMGGGosh, AMAZING! thank you. xx


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