The heavy cream must be ice cold; if not, it won’t hold stiff peaks, no matter how long or hard you beat it. Soften the cream cheese at room temperature; the microwave will cause the cheese to separate.

ready in about 35 minutes; serves 8
You might need to buy:
  • Fruit Layer
  • sugar
  • table salt
  • fresh raspberries
  • Chiffon Layer
  • boiling water
  • Whipped Cream Topping
  • sugar
This make-ahead dessert features a creamy white chocolate filling, a decadent dark chocolate crust, and a crown of glazed raspberries. For the prettiest presentation, add the raspberry topping within an hour of serving. Do not remove the bottom of the springform pan; simply place it on your serving plate.

CALORIES 184(29% from fat); FAT 6g (sat 3.1g,mono 0.6g,poly 0.3g); PROTEIN 3.6g; CHOLESTEROL 36mg; CALCIUM 60mg; SODIUM 90mg; FIBER 3.1g; IRON 0.5mg; CARBOHYDRATE 30.5g

ready in about an hour and a half; serves 15
You might need to buy:
  • Crust:
  • sugar
  • unsweetened cocoa
  • chocolate graham cracker sheets
  • salt
  • large egg white
  • Cooking spray
  • Filling:
  • fat-free milk
  • sugar
  • large egg yolks
  • unflavored gelatin
  • Topping:
  • apple jelly
  • fresh lemon juice
The ratio of sugar to pectin is ideal so the jam thickens as it cools. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to three weeks. Use this jam in the Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies.

This recipe goes with Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies.

CALORIES 74(1% from fat); FAT 0.1g (sat 0.0g,mono 0.0g,poly 0.1g); PROTEIN 0.3g; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; CALCIUM 6mg; SODIUM 0.0mg; FIBER 1.4g; IRON 0.2mg; CARBOHYDRATE 18.3g

ready in about 390 minutes; serves 36
Almond paste makes the dough moist and pliable. Look for it in the supermarket baking aisle. The large holes of a box grater work well for grating the almond paste. Use a wine cork instead of your thumb to make a deeper indentation in the cookies. If you bake both pans of cookies at the same time, rotate the pans in the oven halfway through baking time for even browning.

CALORIES 61(34% from fat); FAT 2.3g (sat 1.1g,mono 0.8g,poly 0.2g); PROTEIN 0.8g; CHOLESTEROL 4mg; CALCIUM 6mg; SODIUM 29mg; FIBER 0.4g; IRON 0.3mg; CARBOHYDRATE 9.5g

ready in about 30 minutes; serves 36
You might need to buy:
  • sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • large egg white
  • salt
  • Raspberry Refrigerator Jam