6 servings

Delicate raspberries are ideal for this dessert, but blackberries, blueberries, or sliced strawberries would work, too.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare crust, place cookies in a food processor, and process until finely ground. Add butter; pulse just until combined. Press crumb mixture into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch round removable bottom tart pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Step 3

To prepare cream, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Place flour, sugar, and salt in a medium, heavy saucepan. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean; add seeds and bean to milk mixture. Cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly (about 5 minutes), stirring constantly.

Step 4

Place egg in a large bowl. Gradually stir hot milk mixture into egg. Return milk mixture to pan. Cook 2 minutes or until thick and bubbly, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons liqueur. Spoon mixture into a small bowl. Place in a larger bowl filled with ice. Cool 20 minutes or until thoroughly chilled, stirring occasionally. Discard vanilla bean. Spread chilled cream into bottom of prepared crust

Step 5

To prepare the remaining ingredients, arrange raspberries over chilled cream. Cover and chill 2 hours or until set. Combine jelly and 1 1/2 teaspoons liqueur in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high 20 seconds or until jelly melts, stirring once. Brush over the raspberries.

Ratings & Reviews

juliap25's Review

November 18, 2012

moonbelly's Review

April 30, 2009
I had to substitute a couple of ingredients, and perhaps that was the downfall, but this was really disappointing. I used graham crackers in place of vanilla wafers, and the crust did not set up at all. Also I used fat free milk in place of 2%, so the "cream" didn't set up either. Overall, decent flavor (thanks to the amaretto!), but poor presentation. Glad I wasn't serving it for guests.

Good but time intensive

May 14, 2017
Crust needs more like 40 wafers and 3 Tbs butter. Next time I will try vanilla extract vs vanilla bean to cut the cost and see if affects taste or overall presentation.