Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fabulous Raspberry Pie & Table Talk

When we moved from the East, we commissioned a table and chairs to be built for us from the Amish. We wanted a table that would be large enough to gather all our family. 
Four Generations After Thanksgiving 2008
 So we brought a beautiful 20 foot table. It didn't even open all the way in our condo after we bought it. When shopped for a home we needed to consider a room that would be large enough to open the table. We have celebrated with many around the table and have opened it many times.
It would have been better with people in the picture. ;-)

On Thanksgiving day, we would each go around the table and share what we were grateful for that day. This isn't a tradition that needs to be reserved for just Thanksgiving but a trait that can be developed for everyday use. Thomas S. Monson said:

A grateful heart, then, comes through expressing gratitude to our Heavenly Father for His blessings and to those around us for all that they bring into our lives. This requires conscious effort—at least until we have truly learned and cultivated an attitude of gratitude. Often we feel grateful and intend to express our thanks but forget to do so or just don’t get around to it. Someone has said that “feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. 1
In our home, my husband will ask different questions at supper like:
  • What did you do to help someone today?
  • What was your happy today?
  • What was your sad today?
Our son has started to turn the questions around and ask us those questions. So what will your table talk be tonight?

This pie is yummy!

Source: Grandma's Newspaper Collection, Newspaper Source Unknown


1 graham cracker crust
1 package (10 ounces) frozen raspberries, thawed
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg white
1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped

Combine undrained raspberries, granulated sugar and egg white. Blend at low speed. Beat with electric mixer at high speed for 10 minutes or until firm peaks form.

Whip cream until it holds its shape. Fold whipped cream into raspberry mixture. Turn into chilled shell. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons reserved crumb crust if making crust from scratch.

Freeze three to four hours or until firm. Garnish with additional whipped cream. Wrap frozen pie in plastic for longer storage.

I used a chocolate cookie crust instead of a traditional graham cracker crust. I garnished with chocolate sauce, raspberries, and cream.

Diapers and Divinity has done a photo contest, and we entered. Look here to see the wonderful pictures.


Jocelyn Christensen said...

I can't handle it! That pie looks to die for!

Jilli said...

Another stellar entry! How do you think of such GREAT things to write about?

Cyndy said...

Your table is beautiful and I am happy you found a house, to make a home, with the space you needed.

Alyson said...

This pie looks so delicious!! I saw Katie's link about your blog and am really glad I checked it out! I love making pies and am so excited to see what new kinds you will share. Thanks!!

Sue said...

I like your blog so much that I just became a follower. (Jocelyn sent me over.) I love way you mix your feeling for family with these recipes!


Ann Anderson said...

Thanks for the Monson qoute. I'm giving a lesson and that will fit in perfectly!