Swirled White Chocolate Raspberry Tart + A GIVEAWAY

Berries are my most favorite fruit. They’re small, vibrant, and reminiscent of gems. Their sweetness, tartness, and freshness make you forget just how healthy they are. I prefer them raw and usually sprinkle them on whatever I happen to be eating for breakfast. Berries are pretty much nature’s candy.

This tart enhances the raspberry’s natural distinct flavor. Raspberries + cream + white chocolate = bliss. Plus the entire tart is super easy to prepare and assemble. Not to mention the swirl design is quite beautiful. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day or really, any other day.

Giveaway: Giveaway is Closed
Congratulations to Erin V, Kelsey B, Elizabeth S, and Cindy B!

*Four winners will receive $10 worth of Driscoll’s coupons to use at any store on any Driscoll’s product.

How to enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite berry is.

Optional Additional Entries:
Do any or all of the following additional entries. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. There are a total of four (4) entries available.

Rules:

    • Include your name and email address with every entry.
  • Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.
  • Giveaway entries must be submitted by Saturday, January 21st at 11:59 PST.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly and will be emailed. Winner has 72 hours to respond with mailing address before a new winner is chosen.

This giveaway is sponsored by Driscoll’s. The berries used to create this recipe were given to me by Driscoll’s. All opinions and thoughts given are 100% my own.

Recipe Rundown
Taste: The tartness of the raspberry pairs beautifully with the sweetness of the white chocolate and richness of the cream.
Texture: The crust is buttery yet crunchy while the filling is luscious.
Ease: The food processor does a lot of the work and there are only a handful of ingredients.
Appearance: The best part of this recipe! It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Pros: Easy yet elegant.
Cons: None.
Would I make this again? Yes.

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Swirled White Chocolate Raspberry Tart

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

Crust:
9 whole graham crackers (1 sleeve), broken into pieces
2 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Filling:
10 ounces high-quality white chocolate, chopped
2/3 cup heavy cream
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Raspberry Swirl:
6 ounces fresh raspberries
2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Directions:

For the crust:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Process graham cracker pieces and sugar in a food processor until finely ground. Add melted butter and pulse until mixture is moistened. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch tart pan. Place tart pan on a baking sheet to prevent removable bottom from falling out. Bake 13-15 minutes, or until fragrant and lightly browned. Let cool completely.

For the filling:
Place white chocolate in a large, heatproof bowl.

In a small saucepan bring heavy cream just to a boil then immediately pour over white chocolate and add salt. Let stand 10 minutes before whisking until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth and shiny, scraping down sides of bowl often. Pour filling into cooled crust.

For the raspberry swirl:
In a clean food processor bowl, pulse the raspberries until smooth, about 30 seconds. Strain mixture using a fine sieve into small bowl, discard seeds. Whisk in sugar. Drop mixture by the teasponful onto tart filling. With a wooden skewer or toothpick, swirl raspberry mixture into filling. Chill for at least 1 hour or overnight before serving.

Recipe by Tessa of Handle the Heat

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121 Responses to “Swirled White Chocolate Raspberry Tart + A GIVEAWAY”

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    Stephanie — January 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    That tart is simply beautiful! My favorite berry would have to be strawberries… just the other night my husband and I ate two pints in one sitting! :)

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    thesmartbaker — January 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    That tart is simply beautiful! My favorite berry is the strawberry… just the other night my husband and I ate two pints in one sitting! :)

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    Rachel Q — January 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    My favorite berries are strawberries!

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    Rachel Q — January 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    And then I followed you guys on twitter and I still love strawberries!

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    bashfulbao — January 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Definitely blueberries.

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    bashfulbao — January 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    I also already subscribe via RSS.

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    Kristin — January 16, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Blueberries!!!!

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    Laura @ BOT — January 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Beautiful! My favorite berries are definitely raspberries, followed by blackberries and then blueberries. One of my favorite things about the summer, by far!

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    Maureen — January 16, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I love blackberries

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    Linds@TheLeanGrnBean — January 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    strawberries!

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    Linds@TheLeanGrnBean — January 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    i subscribe via rss

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    Linds@TheLeanGrnBean — January 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    i follow you both on twitter

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    Brian — January 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    This is such a marvelous color! I have to say, I am a big raspberry fan. Love the tart/sweet combo and they never disappoint. Beautiful tart you have here!

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    Alison Lewis — January 16, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    so pretty! I just put this on Pinterest. Great giveaway too. Hope your are doing well!!

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    Elise — January 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Strawberries are my favorite, but I love pretty much any berry in its fresh form (I can't stand raspberry “flavored” products). This tart looks gorgeous!

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    Erin — January 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    That is a beautiful tart. And my favorite berry is definitely strawberry.

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    Erin — January 16, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I follow you both on Twitter

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    Erin — January 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I like you both on Facebook

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    Erin — January 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I subscribe to your RSS feed

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    Peggie — January 16, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I subscribe via Google reader.

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    Peggie — January 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I love strawberries. Too bad tart cherries aren't a berry because then they would win.

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    Erin@TexanerinBaking — January 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Oh my gosh. That tart is beautiful! The color is just amazing. So is the swirl! White chocolate and raspberries… I can't think of a better combination. Peanut butter and chocolate is nice but white chocolate and raspberries is just fresher. :)

    Raspberries are my favorite fruit. Period. I hate baking them with unless there's some kind of raspberry bonanza and I have too many to handle. They should be eaten fresh. I get the frozen ones for baking and yogurt as horrible as that sounds. They're just too good to mix with other stuff. I love blueberries almost as much but for some reason I'm okay with baking with them. Maybe because frozen blueberries are nasty…

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    Kari — January 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    This tart looks great! Raspberries are my favorite. I love them fresh-picked in the summer.

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    reina — January 16, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Blueberries! <3

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    Avery K — January 16, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    I love strawberries!

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    Mimi — January 16, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Strawberries!

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    Heidi @ Food Doodles — January 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Beautiful tart! Raspberries are so pretty, but I think my favorite berries are blueberries. It's so hard to choose though!

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    Heidi @ Food Doodles — January 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I subscribe by rss

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    amy marantino — January 16, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    strawberries are my fave

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    Amy S — January 16, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I love strawberries!

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    Sara — January 16, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    I love strawberries but my daughters could eat pints of raspberries in one sitting

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    Candy — January 16, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I love raspberries and this looks divine!

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    Diana — January 16, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I subscribe via RSS feed

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    Diana — January 16, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    my favorite is blackberries!

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    Elizabeth Stewart — January 16, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    My favorite berries are blackberries…I have so many good memories of picking them fresh off of my grandmother's bushes during the summer.

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    Aubreylaine — January 16, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Raspberries!
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    Julie — January 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Wonderful looking tart! My favorite berries would be blueberries followed by raspberries.

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    BakingBridgette — January 16, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    My favorite berries are strawberries and then raspberries! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    bridgette.fultz {at} yahoo.com

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    Trezlen — January 16, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    My favorite berry is blackberry. It reminds me of summer picking wild blackberries with my sister and granddaddy near my grandma's house. She canned and froze them; then we ate blackberries for days.

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    @katiemur80 — January 16, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Strawberries are my favorite, although it is hard to choose.

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    @katiemur80 — January 16, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I follow through your RSS feed.

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    Rebecca — January 16, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Can you make this with strawberries? My boyfriend's birthday is coming up and I'm thinking about baking him something. He loves strawberries, but hates raspberries.

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    Tricia — January 16, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    I love strawberries…..

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    Alyssa — January 16, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Boysenberries!

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    sharona — January 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    strawberries!

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    sharona — January 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    i like handle the heat and driscoll's on facebook

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    nat@thesweetslife — January 16, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    i love ALL berries but if i had to pick a fave, it'd be raspberries!

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    Andrea D. — January 16, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I love raspberries. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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    Andrea D. — January 16, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I am a facebook fan of both. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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    Andrea D. — January 16, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I am an email subscriber of yours. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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    Stefani — January 16, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    I LOVE me some strawberries!

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    Stef — January 16, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Following you & Driscolls on Twitter! @kaori_ikeda01

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    Stefani — January 16, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Subscribed to your RSS feed

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    Olivia — January 16, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    What's not to love about berries and your fabulous fruit tart? Rasberries are my favorite. Some of most most favorite recipies have to do with rasberries!

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    Kris — January 16, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Blueberries!

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    Katie — January 16, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Gotta go with strawberries. Blueberries are a super close second, though!

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    Katie — January 16, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Already subscribe to your RSS feed :)

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    Jenny — January 16, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    I love all berries – but raspberries are my favorite!

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    Jaclyn — January 16, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    I don't think I could choose one =)! I love blueberries and raspberries most, oh oh and probably huckleberries. I love these pictures and your site is wonderful. You don't know how much those pictures are making me wish I was eating that luxurious tart right now =).

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    ilonaskitchen — January 16, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    i love blackberries!

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    ilonaskitchen — January 16, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    i subscribe via rss

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    Cindy B. — January 16, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    My favorite berry are strawberries!

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    memeinge — January 17, 2012 at 12:07 am

    If I have to pick, it would be strawberries, but there isn't a berry I don't love!

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    memeinge — January 17, 2012 at 12:08 am

    I already subscribe to your RSS feed

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    @PurpleLarkspur — January 17, 2012 at 12:11 am

    My favorite berry is blueberries!!

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    @PurpleLarkspur — January 17, 2012 at 12:13 am

    I subscribe to your RSS feed.

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    @PurpleLarkspur — January 17, 2012 at 12:17 am

    I follow @DriscollsBerry and @HandleHeat on Twitter. I am @purplelarkspur

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    TJW — January 17, 2012 at 12:19 am

    I love raspberries

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    TJW — January 17, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Following you on twitter

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    TJW — January 17, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Subscribe via RSS

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    Gale — January 17, 2012 at 12:54 am

    My favorite berries are raspberries! I have memories of picking them in my Dot and Percy's (relation unknown…but sweet, sweet older coulple related to me somehow) back yard Glouster, Mass. when we visited them one summer. That was only part of the magic…Percy was a train collector and had miniature railroads running all through his yard and into his basement. Every time I have raspberries it brings me back.

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    Louis — January 17, 2012 at 2:20 am

    Blueberries.

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    sara — January 17, 2012 at 2:28 am

    That tart is totally divine – WOW! :) My favorite berry is definitely raspberries!

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    Becca J. — January 17, 2012 at 2:34 am

    My favorite berries are raspberries so this dessert is perfect! So pretty too!

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    Marnely Rodriguez — January 17, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Blackberries are my fave!

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    Jenny H — January 17, 2012 at 3:00 am

    Black Raspberries are my favorite!

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    Marnely Rodriguez — January 17, 2012 at 3:00 am

    I like you both on FB

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    Marnely Rodriguez — January 17, 2012 at 3:00 am

    I follow you both on Twitter

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    Marnely Rodriguez — January 17, 2012 at 3:00 am

    I follow you RSS feed!

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    Caitlin — January 17, 2012 at 3:05 am

    My favorite berries are strawberries. Wish I liked blueberries as much as my kids!

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    Shumaila — January 17, 2012 at 3:22 am

    Strawberries are my favorite berry. The tart sure does look perfect for valentine's day!

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    Charissa — January 17, 2012 at 3:40 am

    This is beautiful! I love the swirls in the tart!
    My favourite berry is probably blueberry or strawberry!

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    kpurpura — January 17, 2012 at 4:16 am

    Raspberries are without a doubt my favorite berry. I could eat buckets of them.

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    soniarumzi — January 17, 2012 at 4:34 am

    That is amazing Tess. Just beautiful!

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    kokostanley — January 17, 2012 at 5:27 am

    Raspberries!

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    Erica — January 17, 2012 at 7:32 am

    My favorite berry is the cranberry.

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    Jen — January 17, 2012 at 7:34 am

    I would like to point out that strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries are not botanically berries (despite the berry in the name). Strawberries are accessory fruit, and raspberries and blackberries are aggregate fruit.

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    Erica — January 17, 2012 at 7:36 am

    I also follow you on facebook.

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    Shaunna — January 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    raspberries!

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    Kelsey — January 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Raspberries, absolutely!

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    Rachel — January 17, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    raspberries!

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    Rebecca — January 17, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    My favorite berry is the strawberry!

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    Rebecca — January 17, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Also, i subscribe to the rss feed!

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    Tracey — January 18, 2012 at 1:36 am

    The swirl in your tart is stunning Tessa, I just love it!! My favorite berries are raspberries so this recipe is right up my alley :)

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    Mbb — January 18, 2012 at 3:51 am

    raspberry!!

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    Margaret — January 18, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Hey Tessa–raspberries are my favorite… but blueberries are a close second. :-) Your dessert looks so good! I'm stuffed right now but I'd still eat some. ha ha!

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    Sarah — January 18, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    My favorite berry is raspberries.

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    Mel — January 18, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    does this need to be refridgerated?

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    DessertForTwo — January 18, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I adore strawberries. Soaked in red wine vinegar and served with sweetened whipped cream. Oh my!

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    DessertForTwo — January 18, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I follow you & Driscoll's on twitter (I'm @DessertForTwo) duh ;)

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    DessertForTwo — January 18, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    I subscribed to your RSS feed too :)

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    Jessie — January 19, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Raspberries are probably my favorite, but I end up eating strawberries most often b/c they are cheaper and more readily availble.

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    Jessie — January 19, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I am an rss subscriber.

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    @sharonjo2 — January 20, 2012 at 4:14 am

    My favorite is blueberries. I eat them every morning in my oatmeal! Thanks so much for the giveaway._sharonjo at gwtc dot net

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    @sharonjo2 — January 20, 2012 at 4:15 am

    I follow both on twitter @sharonjo2
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    @sharonjo2 — January 20, 2012 at 4:16 am

    I follow both on facebook.
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    @sharonjo2 — January 20, 2012 at 4:18 am

    I subscribe to your feed via Google Reader.
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    Julie L — January 21, 2012 at 11:37 am

    strawberris are my favorite thanks

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    Julie L — January 21, 2012 at 11:38 am

    like u both on fb Julie A scott Laws

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    Melissa — January 21, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    My favorite berry is also my favorite food: Strawberries!

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    melissa — January 21, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I follow you both on twitter

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    melissa — January 21, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I follow your rss feed

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    @busy_living — January 21, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Raspberries definitely!

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    Katrina — January 22, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Strawberries!! When I was little I turned pink and the doctor said it was because I ate too many :o

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    meredith — January 22, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    my fav berry is blackberries, but raspberries are really yummy too!

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    meredith — January 22, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    i Follow Driscoll's and Handle the Heat on Facebook

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    meredith — January 22, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    I Subscribe to Handle the Heat's RSS feed

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    meredith — January 22, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    i Follow Driscoll's and Handle the Heat on twitter

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    Cindy B. — January 27, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    This look sooooo good!

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    Karen — February 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    I made this on Valentines Day. It looked just like yours but the filling never hardened. My guess is that I got too much juice from the 6 oz of raspberries and the ratios were off, that is assuming yours hardened. I wouldn't make it again. The liquid filling was unpleasant, too sweet and a big disappointment especially after paying for expensive high quality chocolate.

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    Paul — February 6, 2013 at 3:46 am

    My Catahoula ” Splash ” loves to eat blue berries off the bush, strawberry is my favorite.

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