Raspberry torte

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Graham cracker crumbs
¾ cup Sugar
¼ cup Unsalted butter; softened
8 ounces Cream cheese
½ cup Sugar
2 tablespoons Cornstarch or arrowroot
pinch Ground nutmeg
2 Eggs
2 cups Raspberry filling (recipe below)
Hhipped cream; optional
¼ cup Water
1 tablespoon Unsalted butter
1½ cup Raspberries

RASPBERRY FILLING

Recipe by: Produce Pete's "Farmacopeia" - ISBN 0-688-12847-5 Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease an 8-inch square or 9-inch round baking pan.

In a small mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, half of the sugar, and the butter until blended. Press into the bottom of the pan.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, gradually adding the remaining sugar, until smooth. Add the eggs and blend thoroughly.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 30 mins. Let cool, then add the filling. Chill and serve with whipped cream if desired.

FILLING: In a small saucepan over moderate heat, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and nutmeg. Gradually add the water and stir. Add the butter and raspberries and bring to a boil, stirring gently. Boil for 2 mins, or until thickened.

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