Decadent Chocolate Raspberry Cream Pie

Submitted by: Cindy L.

I love cheesecake, but I've never had much success with the recipes that I've tried. Then I found this wonderfully creamy pie recipe that uses cream cheese as its major ingredient. It's actually more delicious than any cheese- cake I've ever had and it always comes out a success!

Ingredients:

2 (3 oz.) packages of cream cheese, softened

14 oz. can of condensed milk

1 egg

3 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 pie crust (graham or regular)

1 cup raspberries 2 (1 oz.)

squares of semi-sweet chocolate

1/4 cup whipping cream

raspberries for garnish whipped cream for garnish

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in one 14-ounce can of condensed milk until smooth. Add egg, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Mix well. Arrange 1 cup fresh raspberries on bottom of pie crust. Pour cream cheese mixture over the fruit. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the center is almost set. Cool. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt squares of chocolate with whipping cream. Cook, stirring, until thickened and smooth. Remove from heat and spread mixture evenly over top of cooled pie. Chill in refrigerator. If desired, garnish with raspberries and additional whipped cream.