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I found this recipe from Taste of Home. Good stuff. I substituted lime for the watermelon because it's what I had. Love it~
A hit for the 4th of July, 2011. It will be requested by many for next year. Thanks!!
VERY NICE. I didn't like how jellied the jello got while cooling to room temp but the mix tasted really good. I made the mistake of Freezing the pie like we do with the pineapple one we make- big goof cause since watermelon is almost all water it make watermelon ice cubes in the pie! Which gave me a idea for punches! freeze the water melon and use like ice cubes! Anyway this is a great fluffy pie with a bunch of flavor! and you really don't need the watermelon in it if you don't want chunks! Thanks so much for sharing
My first attempt in 2003 did not turn out the greatest.I have made this several times since. Always being asked for the recipe. Using chunks is the best, be sure to use 9 oz. crust, be sure to use 12 oz. tub of Cool Whip. Be sure you allow the gelatin to cool to room temp. If you brush the crust with egg white then bake be sure to cool completely. I do not cover it in the refrigerator so moisture does not collect. I just finished making another one. Not runny, nice and thick.
I made this as a "birthday cake"/Fourth of July pie for my DH. I selected this recipe because I was given a whole watermelon and I wanted to try something different with it, and also because being pink-colored, I thought it would be a great close for grilled "tex-mex" burgers. I was undecisive about whether to mash the watermelon or keep it as chunks. I should have mashed it, it might have made the pie filling thicker and I might have liked the pie better. As it happens,I used the 8 oz size of cool whip and the 3 oz package of gelatin in the 9 ox pie crust. I scraped the sides of the cool whip tub to make a "frosting" over the pie and added chunks of watermelon on top. It sat, covered, in the fridge for 6 hours. The filling was very runny, which I did not like. I would have preferred it to be slightly thicker to hold the shape. The taste was not bad, it was watermelony flavored, very light and "wet" tasting on the taste buds. It just was not quite what I expected it to be. Overall, one adult out of six loved it, one did not like it at all, and the rest of us were ok with it. The DD liked it but my DS did not. I do not think I would make it again, and certainly none of our friends asked for the recipe. I guess it just wasnt up our alley.
I made this for a barbecue over the week-end. The kids liked it and one adult liked it out of four adults. I personally did not care for it, which surprised me, since I love watermelon. Thanks for the recipe though, since the kids really enjoyed it with all of that Cool Whip.
Awesome pie! I took it to a church picnic today. People loved it. They thought it was store bought :) I had made a little design on the top to make it look nice~ I put four little scoops of coolwhip on top then put a triange peice of watermelon on top of each scoop of coolwhip. Made it look really nice! I had no leftovers so i think that was a good sign. I will make this often since it was such a big hit!!!
I took this to our annual famiy picnic today. Pretty much everyone was skeptiical "watermelon pie????" i think they thought it was going to be a baked fruit pie. They soon were won over by this light, fluffy concoction! This was so easy since I used precut cubes of watermelon. I used the 8 ounce carton of Cool Whip and it worked fine! This pie is the essense of summer! Thanks for posting our new family favorite Sarafish!
Long story: Couldn't find a 3 ounce package, so I bought a 6 ounce and counted it out in tablespoonfuls. Then, couldn't find a 12 oz Cool Whip- only an 8 oz or a 16 oz. So, bought 2 8's and fudged. Short story: WOW!!! This was easy, cool, creamy, sweet, crunchy and a hit at the party I carried it off to. We've had a heat wave for over 2 weeks and this was such a delight and relief. I had to give everyone the recipe.
This was delicious! I decided to crush the watermelon with a potato masher. It turned out deliciously, and was very easy to make. Definitely a keeper and killer for those last-minute summer parties!