Raspberry Swirl

This is one of the first recipes I ever made out of the Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook that my mom gave to me when I moved out on my own. It’s always been one of my favorites from that cookbook, it and the bread pudding recipe in it (I’ll post that recipe sometime in the future). The only change I’ve made is to add, surprise surprise, booze; Chamborg to be exact (with is a raspberry liqueur). This is perfect for the summer as it’s like an icecream version of cheesecake. Enjoy!

Raspberry Swirl

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar, divided
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 8oz package of cream cheese, at room temp
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 10 oz raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tbsp Chambord

Directions:

Combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter, and 1 tbsp sugar. Lightly press into a greased 11″ x 7″ pan.  Bake in a 375° oven for 8 minutes. Cool completely.

In a bowl beat the egg yolks at medium speed until light yellow and the consistency of mayo. Add in the cream cheese, sugar, and salt; beat until smooth.

In another bowl, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Beat the heavy cream until it’s stiff. Fold in with the egg whites and then fold that into the cream cheese/egg yolk mixture.

Crush the raspberries (thaw if using frozen first). Add in the Chambord and stir. Gently swirl 1/2 through the cheese fillings. Spread on top of the graham cracker crust. Spoon the remaining raspberries on top. Freeze for at least 1 hour, longer is better. Let sit at room temp for  30 minutes before serving.

If you are going to store for longer than a couple of hours you should cover it with foil.

Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownies

So I wanted something to take to a party recently. As raspberries are in season, I thought, lets make something with them. I’ve had this recipes in my to do pile for about 7 years. I thought now is a good time to give it a try. The only change, really, that I made to the original recipe was to add both Chambord liqueur and fresh raspberries. The original only called for raspberry jam. They turned out super moist and gooey, delicious. Enjoy!

 

Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownies

  • 8 oz cream cheese, at room temp
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar (divided 1/4 and 1 1/4)
  • 1 egg yolk plus 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • 1/2 pint fresh raspberries (don’t use frozen)
  • 4 tbsp Chambord liqueur (divided 2, 1, 1 tbsp)

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350°. Spray an 8″ square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. I like to line mine with parchment paper to make it easier to get the brownies out. You can also use foil but it you do make sure to spray the foil as well.

Beat together the cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, egg yolk, 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1 tbsp Chambord until smooth. Set aside.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Use a microwave-safe bowl and nuke the chocolate and butter until smooth and melted; use 20 second increments to do this. Whisk in 1/4 cup of raspberry jam and 2 tbsp Chambord until smooth. Add in the remaining sugar, eggs and 1/2 tsp of vanilla. Fold in the flour mixture until just combined, you don’t want to over mix it.  Pour 1/2 of the batter into the baking pan.

Take the remaining raspberry jam and nuke it for about 20 seconds. Add in the fresh raspberries and remain tbsp. of Chambord. Gently stir to combine, you don’t want to crush the fresh raspberries too much.

Dollop the cream cheese filling over the brownie batter and gently spread out, try to create an even layer. On top of that dollop the jam mixture randomly across the top of the cream cheese. Cover with the remaining brownie batter and gently spread out evenly. Bake for 60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out fairly clean.

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

I came across this recipe on the internet, like a lot of recipes I make, and thought it sounded good. Like most recipes, I’ve changed it up a bit; added some lemon and fresh raspberries (the original only called for jam). It’s still a work in progress, I’m not totally happy with the crumble topping. But all and all it turned out pretty tasty. I also liked that is wasn’t super sweet. Enjoy!

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar, divided 3/4 and 1/4
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter plus 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 Tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 Tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 8oz package cream cheese, at room temp
  • 1 Tsp lemon extract
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 cup raspberry jam
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries

Directions

Pre-heat your oven to 350°. In a food processor; pulse the flour, 3/4 cup sugar, lemon zest, and butter until it’s crumbly. Sort of like making pie dough. Set aside 1 cup for the crumble topping. Combine the remaining mixture with the baking powder, baking soda, salt, sour cream, 1 egg and lemon extract. You’ll probably want to switch to a bowl and use a hand beater for this. The batter will be really thick! Spread it evenly into a lightly greased 9″x13″ baking pan. It’ll be a challenge because it’s thick. Don’t worry if it isn’t super even.

In another bowl beat together the cream cheese, 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 egg until smooth. I recommend beating the cream cheese and sugar first, then add the egg. Pour this mixture over the batter and smooth out. Dollop the jam into the cream cheese mixture and sprinkle the fresh raspberries across the top as well. I don’t recommend using frozen raspberries and they tend to be too “wet”.

Take the 1 cup of flour mixture that you set aside and combine with 2 Tbsp of room temp butter. Crumble this across the top of the cake. Bake for 1 hour or until the top is golden brown and a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Raspberry Lemon Breakfast Rolls

This recipe is adapted from one from Food and Wine. I upped the lemon factor in it by adding both lemon extract and Limoncello. Enjoy!

Raspberry Lemon Breakfast Rolls

Dough:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temp
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1/2 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 Tsp lemon extract
  • 4 1/4 cups (or so) all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading.

Filling:

  • 1 heaping cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temp
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • 2 Tbsp Limoncello

Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon or 2-3 Tbsp of Limoncello

Directions

Nuke the milk until it’s between 100° to 110°. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment; add in the milk, yeast and sugar. Stir to dissolve the yeast. Let sit for 5 to 7 minutes, it’ll become foamy. On low-speed add in the butter, eggs, lemon zest, salt, and lemon extract. Slowly add in the flour, about 1/2 a cup at a time. Beat for about 2 minutes. The dough will be sticky. You want it to start to pull away from the sides of your bowl. You may need more or less flour, depending on your conditions (humidity, etc.). Once it starts to pull away switch out the paddle attachment for a dough hook. You may have to scrap down the sides of the bowl.  Beat on medium speed for 10 minutes. Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead for about 2 minutes. It should be soft and slightly sticky. Place in a large glass bowl sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Spray the top of the ball of dough as well, cover with plastic wrap, and set in a warm location to rise. It should double in 1 to 2 hours.

In a medium bowl toss the raspberries, sugar, lemon zest, cornstarch and Limoncello. Add in the raspberry jam.

Once the dough has risen, turn it out on the floured board and roll out to a roughly 10×20″ rectangle. Spread the butter over the dough and then spread the raspberry mixture over that.

Starting with the long edge, roll the dough into a 20″ log. Take a 9×13″ pan and spray with non-stick cooking spray (or you can butter it is you want the additional flavor). Cut the dough into roughly 2 to 2.5″ slices and put them cut side down in the pan. Raspberry will inevitably ooze out, scoop it up and put in on top of the rolls. It’ll be fine.

Cover with plastic wrap and let rise again for an hour or so. Don’t worry if the rolls don’t fill the whole pan, they will after they rise.

Preheat your oven to 400° and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and the juice are bubbly. Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes.

In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice (or Limoncello). Add the juice a little at a time, you don’t want your glaze to be too funny. Drizzle over the tops and enjoy!