1-1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 45 wafers)
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons water
2-1/2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries, divided
Combine the wafer crumbs, pecans and butter. Press onto the bottom
and up the sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate.
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, orange juice
and vanilla until light and fluffy. Fold in whipped cream. Spread
into crust. Chill until serving.
In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in water and
1-1/2 cups raspberries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes
or until thickened. Transfer to a bowl; refrigerate until chilled.
Spread topping over filling. Garnish with remaining berries.
Yield: 8 servings.