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Strawberry Jello Pie

strawberry jello pie

Sweeten up your summer with this cool and refreshing Strawberry Jello Pie! It is light, creamy and so so simple! You just need a box of jello, some ripe strawberries and a great pie crust.

Whether I’m going to a friend’s house for a BBQ or just want a refreshing sweet treat, I love making and sharing this Strawberry Jello Pie. It is probably one of the easiest pies you can make (it takes a lot to mess it up!) and everyone loves it. Just make sure you give yourself enough refrigeration time for it to set, and you’re good to go.

slice of strawberry pie with jello

Main Ingredients Needed

Believe it or not, this Strawberry Jello Pie only calls for 6 ingredients! SO simple and you will be drooling over the finished product.

  • baked pie shell
  • fresh strawberries-try to find the ripest, sweetest strawberries you can find!
  • water, cornstarch, granulated sugar– the main ingredients for the pie filling that is cooked in the microwave together until thick
  • strawberry jello-a big time strawberry flavor boost plus gelatin to hold the pie together

Love dessert? Try these favorites: Rhubarb Crisp, Easy Carrot Cake, S’more Cookies.

Making Strawberry Jello Pie

Versions of a strawberry pie with jello have been floating around families, communities and church groups for years! It’s a bit of an old-fashioned pie that has absolutely withstood the test of time.

Whole fresh strawberries are washed, hulled and placed upside down in the bottom of a pre-baked pie shell. The jello filling that sets and holds everything together is made with a water, sugar, cornstarch and jello concoction in the microwave and then poured over the strawberries.

After a few hours in the fridge, the entire thing is set and ready to go! Add lots of fresh whipped cream, cut into slices and serve. It’s so so good!

Storing a Jello Pie

I think a Strawberry Jello Pie is one of the easiest items to store because it’s meant to be cold. After it is made and set, store whole pie or any extra slices covered with the plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to one week.

If you are planning on making this more than two days in advance, I’d recommend topping the pie with the whipped cream right before serving. Whipped cream tends to lose it’s air over the course of a few days, so it will start to liquify on top of your pie beyond the two days. Still totally delicious and fine to eat, just gets a little sloppy.

A note about Pie Crust

So, we highly recommend using a homemade pie crust. Our All Butter Pie Crust is definitely a favorite and adds a big buttery bite to the overall finished taste of this Strawberry Jello Pie. I’ve also had great success with this Crisco pie crust recipe as well.

But, worst case scenario, pick up a pre-made frozen pie crust from the store and blind bake it according to package directions. Ain’t no shame in that game. (Blind baking means to bake the pie crust empty before you would fill it.)

spreading cream over pie

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Strawberry Jello Pie

Sweeten up your summer with this cool and refreshing Strawberry Jello Pie! It is light, creamy and so so simple! You just need a box of jello, some ripe strawberries and a great pie crust.
Prep Time 20 mins
Refrigeration 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 315 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 baked pie shell (9 inch pie)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 small box strawberry jello {3 oz. size}
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Wash and hull strawberries. Place them upside down in cooked pie shell and set aside.
  • In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, measure and pour in water, cornstarch and sugar. Whisk until mostly dissolved. Microwave 1-2 minutes until mixture bubbles up and thickens. {It should turn translucent.}
  • Stir in strawberry jello powder until dissolved and evenly mixed. Pour evenly over strawberries. Spread over top and refrigerate until set, 2-3 hours.
  • In a large bowl, whip cream, sugar and vanilla together until stiff peaks form. Spread over top pie and garnish with more fresh strawberries. Serve cold.

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 2gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 84mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 437IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
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