I made this pie with very high expecations. I followed the recipe, but it turned out terrible. The flavor and the consistency were unpleasant. I made it for a group of friends and the pie was barely touched.
Although not for a special occasion, this is a wonderful pie. My unintended deviation from the recipe was to use Raspberry Preserves with seeds because seedless was not available. I did make my own crust because I prefer that over the commercially produced. Still it is a simple, attractive desert you can make ahead and it is rich enough to reduce your serving size. This goes into our desert rotation.