12 foil cupcake liners (2 1/2" size)
3/4 c. graham cracker crumbs
1/4 c. finely chopped pecans
3 T. butter, melted
1 c. fresh raspberries, washed and drained*
8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 (8 oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1. Line 12 cupcake cups with the foil liners and set aside.
2. Place the graham cracker crumbs, pecans and melted butter in a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Spoon about 1 T. of the mixture into each liner, pressing down on the mixture with your fingers to make the crust.
3. Reserve 12 raspberries for garnish. Place the remaining raspberries in a food processor and pulse the berries until pureed, 10 seconds. Measure out 1/2 cup for the filling and set aside. Place the remaining puree in a sieve over a small glass bowl to catch the raspberry juices. Push down gently on the puree to extract as much juice as possible. Discard the solids. Cover the raspberry juice with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed.
4. Place the cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. With an electric mixer on low speed, beat the cream cheese until creamy, 30 seconds. Turn off the machine and add the sweetened condensed milk and the reserved 1/2 c. pureed raspberries. With the mixer on medium speed, blend until just combined, 20 to 30 seconds. Stop the mixer, add 1 c. of the whipped topping, and blend on low speed to combine, 15 seconds.
5. Top the crusts with the berry mixture, dividing it evenly among them. The liners should be very full but not overflowing. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and place it in the freezer until firm, at least 3 hours.
6. Remove the pan from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. To serve, peel away the foil liners from the cakes and place the cakes on serving plates. Dollop with 1 heaping tablespoon of the remaining whipped topping. Drizzle with the reserved raspberry juice and garnish with a reserved raspberry.
*It took me more than 1 c. of berries to make enough juice, but I found that these were just as excellent with just a dollop of whipped cream on top.