For me, this dessert is the best part of Christmas! The recipe is my grandmother's, and I think it's one that will be passed down forever. It's just that good.
Make this the day ahead, and be prepared to use every bowl in your house for the making of it!
As a note, Danish Dessert is made by a company called Junket, and can be purchased on Amazon.com. I can't find it in the stores here, but in Utah they do sell it in the grocery stores.
Grandma Irma's Raspberry Dessert
Makes one 9x13" pan and one 9" square pan
1 stick butter, melted
2 sleeves graham crackers, crushed
1/2 cup sugar
Mix all together and press into bottom of one 9"x13" pan and one 9" square pan. Refrigerate to set.
3 cups frozen raspberries
2 packages raspberry flavored Danish Dessert
Thaw and drain the raspberries, saving the juice. Set aside. Mix the Danish Dessert according to the package directions for Pie Filling, substituting the raspberry juice for part of the water. After cooked on stove, put in fridge to cool slightly, then stir in raspberries. Set aside to cool.
2 8-oz packages of cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
1 large carton of Cool Whip OR 4 cups sweetened whipped cream (whipped, of course)
Whip cream cheese until smooth, then add sugar. Mix with whipped cream or cool whip.
Spread cream layer on top of crust layer, then spread cooled raspberry layer on top. Refrigerate overnight. Cut into squares to serve.