Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Frozen Raspberry Dessert

Berry season is in full swing right now and here's another one of those recipes that can be 'made ahead.'
It's still satisfying to serve a homemade dessert when the Calgary Cousins arrive unexpectedly and announce "we're here for coffee and dessert."  We've had a full weekend of celebrating an 80th birthday and visiting with many relatives from far and wide.  They just gave this recipe a 'thumbs up.'  It's a must for every kitchen. It freezes beautifully.

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup almonds chopped coarsely
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
  2. Melt butter and add flour, brown sugar and nuts.
  3. Mix together and use as a crust for a 9 x 13 pan.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Cool the crust.  
Raspberry Filling
  • 2 egg whites*
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  1. Beat egg whites in large bowl and add sugar, berries and lemon juice.
  2. Beat on highest speed till it thickens, about 10 minutes.
  3. Whip the cream.
  4. Fold whip cream into berry mixture.
  5. Spread over cooled crust.
  6. Cover tightly with saran wrap and freeze overnight.
  7. Cut squares into serving size pieces and garnish with fresh berries.
* Editorial note:  Pregnant women, children and people with compromised immune systems should not consume raw eggs because of the possibility of salmonella.  Pasteurized egg whites are readily available in the egg section of the grocery store. 


  1. could the raw egg whites be replaced with whipped topping and what amount?

  2. I'm suggesting you use pasteurized egg whites instead if you are uncomfortable using egg whites.
    You can try substituting whipping cream but your texture will vary.
    Hope something works for you.

  3. Actually, no one should eat raw eggs!

  4. I do. I make my own mayonnaise using a raw egg, and the result is delicious. Homemade mayonnaise is far superior to the store-bought variety. I've made it for years with no problem.

    1. You are very fortunate. I have a friend who had to go to the hospital from tasting cookie dough. She was very sick for quite a while. And no, she didn't have a compromised immune system.

  5. This looks delicious Marg. Our raspberries are just starting to come over here and this would make a great refreshing dessert! So pretty too. It reminds me of semi-fredo desserts which are so delicious.