Cool and Easy Strawberry Pie

Total Time
6hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 hrs

This pie has fresh fruit and a fluffy texture -- good for a snack or dessert, especially on a hot summer day when you want something light. (Cooking time is refrigeration time for pie to firm.)

Directions

  1. Stir boiling water into dry gelatin mix in large bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Add enough ice to cold water to measure 1 cup. Add to gelatin; stir until slightly thickened. Remove any unmelted ice.
  2. Add whipped topping; stir with wire whisk until well-blended. Stir in chopped strawberries. Refrigerate 20-30 minutes or until mixture is very thick and will mound. Spoon into crust.
  3. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight until firm. Top with sliced strawberries. (Update: the last few times I've made this, I have coarsely chopped the strawberries for the topping. I think it is better that way instead of the big slices of strawberry.) Store in refrigerator.
Most Helpful

A true classic, TasteTester! Thanks for your post! In this weather, this pie is absolutely so refreshing and so easy to make. It's just the waiting time from fridge to table, but other than that, not a problem. I've used so many flavors of jello and my other favorites flavors are raspberry, cherry, orange, lemon and lime. You cannot go wrong with any Jello flavor that you love. I don't even bother with the fruit, it's that good. I make sure I have an extra tub of Cool Whip so I can dollop on top of MY slice!! Yummy!

TraderJada July 06, 2010

Man, oh, man is this stuff good!!!! Not only is it easy but it tastes so good you can't quit eating it. Thanks so much for sharing your fab recipe. We really enjoyed it. Made for PAC Spring 2010.

CJAY April 05, 2010

This is very tasty! While I was eating the filling - I was thinking...this would be good with orange jello and mandarin oranges, raspberry jello and raspberries - just to name a few possibilities! :) I accidently left the pie in the freezer instead of the refrigerator overnight. The family is eating it though. I love the light texture and how easy it was to make! This took me a couple days as I was waiting for my strawberries to get ripe enough. I had enough ripe ones for the filling the first day and then enough ripe ones for the top today. Made for the July 2008 NZ/Aussie recipe swap. We will be making this again - and with various combinations!

Chef on the coast July 03, 2008