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Easy Strawberry Jello Pie

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This easy, no-bake Strawberry Jello Pie is full of delicious fruit flavor and the perfect ending for a summer party!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
A slice of strawberry jello pie on a white serving plate.

This easy, no-bake Strawberry Jello Pie is lighter than air and full of delicious fruit flavor. It’s the perfect ending for a summer party and just may be the most effortless dessert you’ll make all year.

Fresh strawberries may be my favorite fruit. I could easily indulge in an entire pint all by myself. But when they’re combined with jello and creamy whipped topping for a delicious dessert that doesn’t have to be baked, I am truly in heaven.

A slice of strawberry jello pie on a white serving plate.

The texture of this sweet retro delicacy is as light as a feather. The fruit, jello, and cool whip come together to make a smooth, creamy pie that’s so easy you can make it in the morning and be ready to enjoy it by lunchtime.

The pretty pink color is great for your spring table or Easter table. Top each slice with a dollop of whipped cream and a few sweet-tart juicy strawberry slices for a beautiful presentation following a dinner of roasted leg of lamb and fresh, roasted asparagus.

This delicious Strawberry Jello Pie is a great option for hot days or just to treat your family after a good dinner and will quickly become a favorite warm weather dessert with fresh in-season strawberries.

What You’ll Love About This Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make.
  • No baking!
  • Light dessert option.
  • Make it ahead.

About the Ingredients

Ingredients needed for Strawberry Jello Pie.
  • Whipped Topping (The most popular brand is Cool Whip but less expensive store brands work just as well.)
  • Fresh Strawberries (Choose sweet strawberries that are fully ripe and free from blemishes.)
  • Graham Cracker Crumb Crust (Use a store-bought crust or make one from scratch.)

You’ll find detailed measurements for all ingredients in the printable version of the recipe at the bottom of this post.

How to Make Easy Strawberry Jello Pie

Let’s Go Step-by-Step

I always like to show you the photos and step-by-step instructions for my recipes to help you picture how to make them in your own kitchen. If you just want to print out a copy, you can skip to the bottom of the post where you’ll find the recipe card.

STEP 1. In a small saucepan or tea kettle, bring 2/3 cup water to a boil.

Strawberry jello and ice in a mixing bowl.
STEPS 2-3.
Whipped topping added to mixing bowl.
STEP 4.
Jello and topping whisked together until smooth.
STEP 5.

STEP 2. Empty the strawberry jello into a large mixing bowl. Add the boiling water and stir until the jello is completely dissolved.
STEP 3. Add 2 cups of ice to the hot gelatin mixture. Stir or whisk until the jello has thickened. Remove any extra pieces of ice.
STEP 4. Add the whipped topping.
STEP 5. Whisk together until smooth.

Strawberries added to jello whipped topping mixture.
STEP 6.
Filling poured into pie crust.
STEP 7.

STEP 6. Fold in the diced strawberries.
STEP 7. Pour the mixture into the crust.

Finished pie with whipped cream and strawberry on top.
STEP 8-9.

STEP 8. Cover the pie with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
STEP 9. Serve cold with a dollop of whipped cream and a fresh strawberry on top, if desired.

Recipe Tips

  • If you’d rather avoid purchased whipped topping, substitute with freshly whipped heavy cream. You’ll need 1 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream to equal an 8 ounce carton of whipped topping (Cool Whip).
  • To make serving easier, use a thin sharp knife and run it under hot water between each slice.
  • Don’t try to substitute frozen strawberries in this recipe. They contain too much liquid and will prevent the pie from setting up.

Variations

  • Sugar-free jello and sugar-free Cool Whip both work great in this recipe!
  • Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
  • Drizzle chocolate syrup over each serving for a delicious additional flavor.
  • Use any flavor jello you like to make unique pies. Raspberry jello with fresh raspberries; blueberry jello with fresh blueberries, and so forth all make beautiful pies.
  • Crush freeze-dried strawberries and sprinkle the pieces on top of the finished pie for a crunchy texture contrast.
  • Try a chocolate graham cracker crumb crust for a fantastic variation!
  • If making a graham cracker crust from scratch, substitute half the graham crackers with crushed pretzels for a nice salty and sweet combination.

How to Store

Cover the leftover pie and store it in the refrigerator for up to five days. Freezing is not recommended for any recipe containing gelatin because it loses its texture when frozen.

FAQs

Can I make strawberry jello pie in advance?

Yes. Obviously, you must make the pie advance in order for it to have time to firm up. Give it at least four hours in the refrigerator, preferably overnight and up to two days ahead of serving.

Why is my jello pie runny?

The most likely causes of a runny jello or gelatin-based pie are (1) adding too much water or using watery fruit – be careful when measuring the water – and (2) leaving the pie out of the refrigerator – it requires chilling to firm up or “set.”

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Recipe

A slice of strawberry jello pie on a white serving plate.

Easy Strawberry Jello Pie

This easy, no-bake Strawberry Jello Pie is full of delicious fruit flavor and the perfect ending for a summer party!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Chill Time:: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 272kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces strawberry jello
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 8 ounces whipped topping (Cool Whip brand recommended)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries diced
  • 9 ounces graham cracker pie crust

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan or tea kettle, bring 2/3 cup water to a boil.
  • Empty the strawberry jello into a large mixing bowl. Add the boiling water and stir until the jello is completely dissolved.
  • Add 2 cups of ice to the hot gelatin mixture. Stir or whisk until the jello has thickened. Remove any extra pieces of ice.
  • Add the whipped topping.
  • Whisk together until smooth.
  • Fold in the diced strawberries.
  • Pour the mixture into the crust.
  • Cover the pie with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Serve cold with a dollop of whipped cream and a fresh strawberry on top, if desired.

Notes

Recipe Tips:
  • If you’d rather avoid purchased whipped topping, substitute with freshly whipped heavy cream. You’ll need 1 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream to equal an 8 ounce carton of whipped topping (Cool Whip).
  • Don’t try to substitute frozen strawberries in this recipe. They contain too much liquid and will prevent the pie from setting up.
Storage:
Cover the leftover pie and store it in the refrigerator for up to five days. Freezing is not recommended for any recipe containing gelatin because it loses its texture when frozen.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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