Cool and Easy Strawberry Pie

"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.)"
 
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Ready In:
6hrs 10mins
Ingredients:
8
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Questions & Replies

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  1. rcbier
    3 oz of gelatin????? what does that mean?....box says.60 oz.....makes 8...half cups servings
     
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Reviews

  1. frostingnfettuccine
    This recipe lives up to its name, it was definitely easy and totally cool that it was super easy to put together. Looks a lot fancier than the time it took!
     
  2. TraderJada
    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!
     
  3. CJAY8248
    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.
     
  4. Chef on the coast
    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!
     
  5. Bonnie G #2
    Yummy, made this for company, wanted something easy that also had that taste of Spring and this fit the bill. So easy to make and turned out so pretty, everyone thought I'd really worked hard. Had some left over filling so put those in dessert cups, topped w/more cream and a fresh strawberry and had another dessert the next day. Thanks for a very nice, dessert recipe.
     
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