In the summer months when I was a kid, I can remember going to Baker's Square with my Dad to pick out a pie to enjoy after dinner. We would do so every once in a while if we were having company as my Dad wasn't much of a dessert maker. I would peer through the glass of the pie case and take in all of the beautiful pies. Lemon meringue with the airy looking peaks of egg whites, french silk, with its piles of rich whipped cream and little chocolate curls, and my favorite, raspberry cream cheese. I would beg my Dad for the raspberry cream cheese, as it was my favorite. Sweet, rich, smooth cream cheese on the bottom, topped with perfect, ripe raspberries! It was heavenly. My Dad would argue that fresh strawberry was better, as it was his favorite, but in the end we would end up getting the cream cheese. After all, plain strawberry pie lacked the cream cheese, so therefore it wasn't as good, at least in my mind at the time.
Little Raw Raspberry Lavender Cream Pies
1 1/2 cup hazelnuts