here are the ingredients:
- 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
- 3 cups raspberries
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 (.25 ounce) package unflavored gelatin
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 3 egg yolks, beaten
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 3 egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
and here are the directions!
1. In a medium saucepan combine 3 cups raspberries and 2/3 cup water. Simmer over low heat until raspberries are soft. Press mixture through a sieve or strainer to remove seeds and obtain raspberry pulp.
I always used fresh raspberries but it would probably be ok to use frozen.
also i did not know what a sieve was, but pretty much it's a very fine metal strainer. this part of the recipe is the biggest pain in the butt, but it's well worth it.
2. Place gelatin and 1/4 cup cold water in a small bowl. Set aside and allow gelatin to soften. i do this while i'm straining the raspberries, so the gelatin has time to set up.
3. In a medium saucepan whisk together raspberry pulp, egg yolks, and 2/3 cup sugar. Bring to a full boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
4. Add gelatin to raspberry mixture and stir until dissolved. Place pan in a cold water bath to cool completely. this was also a little tricky, but this is what i came up with. it worked well enough.
5. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar. Add 1/3 cup sugar a little at a time, beating constantly until whites are stiff and glossy.
6. In a separate mixing bowl, whip cream until stiff. Gently fold together with cooled raspberry mixture and meringue. Spoon mixture into graham cracker crust. Chill at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with whole raspberries. i didn't take a picture of folding the raspberry mixture in with the whipped cream. i also just used cool whip, it turns out fine.
and here's the finished product. it's absolutely delicious and a fairly easy recipe.
i topped my with extra graham cracker crumbs and a dollop of whipped cream. mmmmm....