Strawberry Pie (with Jello!)

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Fresh Strawberry Pie (with jello!) is a classic summer treat that your family will love. Fresh strawberries lined in the bottom of a pre-baked pie crust and topped with a sweet jello filling. Refrigerate until set and top with fresh whipped cream!

strawberry pie with jello and whipped cream on top

Strawberry Pie with Jello | A Classic Recipe

Today I decided to make this old school Strawberry Pie with Jello. This recipe I thought was my Mom’s because she made it practically every summer once we went strawberry picking. But, just a few days ago I called to get all the nitty-gritty details, and turns out it’s a recipe from a lady that used to teach me Sunday school at church back home in Ottawa when I was 4! I swear, some of those older church ladies have all the good recipes.

strawberries in a pie shell

Main Ingredients Needed

This recipe is a basic strawberry pie recipe made with jello! It truly is as simple as it sounds. Here’s everything you’ll need:

  • Pie Crust – for this recipe I used a prebaked frozen pie crust bought from the store. But feel free to use any of my pie crust recipes: All Butter Pie Crust or Easy Pie Crust Recipe.
  • Fresh Strawberries – enter the star of the show: les strawberries. These were ripe little suckers that I washed and hulled. The sweeter the better 🙂 A good rule for strawberries….and life in general.
  • Water, Cornstarch, Granulated Sugar + Strawberry Jello Mix – these are to make the jello to our pie! Cornstarch for structure, sugar for sweetness, and jello mix for flavor! (Water helps everything combine).
  • Heavy Whipping Cream, Powdered Sugar + Vanilla – and these are all used to make Homemade Whipped Cream! Alternatively, you can use cool whip but trust me when I saw homemade is best.

Love pies? Check these out: Amazing Cherry Pie, Buttery Apple Pie RecipeBest Key Lime Pie Recipe, and Mixed Berry Pie with Streusel.

top down view of strawberry pie with jello and whipped cream being applied on top

How to Make Strawberry Pie with Jello

For full details on how to make Strawberry Pie with Jello, see the recipe card down below 🙂

1. Prep Strawberries + Pie Shell

Wash and hull strawberries. Place them upside down in a blind baked pie shell and set aside. Here is a great all-purpose homemade pie crust which works well for this recipe.

2. Make Jello Filling

In a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, pour in water, cornstarch and sugar. Stir until mostly dissolved. Microwave 1-2 minutes until mixture bubbles up and thickens. {It should turn translucent.}

3. Refrigerate to Set

Stir in strawberry jello powder and pour over strawberries. Spread over top and refrigerate until set, 2-3 hours.

4. Top with Whipped Cream

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.

top down view of strawberry pie with jello

Leftovers

Any leftover Strawberry Jello Pie you have can be kept in the fridge for up to 4 days covered! Because the jello is semi-solid, it helps keep the pie crust firm while the encased strawberries stay juicy! This means it also makes a great make-ahead recipe.

If you are wanting to make this a few days in advance, be sure to whip your cream right before serving.

slice of strawberry jello pie

More Strawberry Recipes to Love!

Give this recipe a whirl and let me know what you think! The printable recipe card is below 🙂

5 from 5 votes

Strawberry Pie with Jello

Fresh Strawberry Jello Pie is a classic summer treat that your family will love. Strawberry Pie made with jello and fresh whipped cream!
servings 8 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 9 inch baked pie shell
  • 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 liquid measuring cup or small bowl, pour in water, cornstarch and sugar. Stir until mostly dissolved. Microwave 1-2 minutes until mixture bubbles up and thickens. {It should turn translucent.}
  • Stir in strawberry jello powder and pour 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.

Notes

Recipe tips: In my opinion, everything is better with whipped cream but growing up we ate this strawberry pie without it. It’s delicious either way.

Nutrition

Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 437IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry jello pie, strawberry pie with jello

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  3. NanaBread (Jeanne)

    I used to make something similar to this years ago, and I’d forgotten all about it until I saw your post. Thanks for the reminder, Lauren! This is a perfect summer pie – cold & refreshing. I think I’m definitely due for another one. Like today, perhaps. 🙂

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  6. Kim Bee

    Hi Lauren. This looks incredible and you brought a flood of memories for me when I stopped in. My mom used to make a pie similar to this and I haven’t had it in so long. So first thanks for bringing on those childhood memories for me today. Was nice to think back on it and smile. And second I absolutely adore this. Your photos are gorgeous and I was just want to dive right into this pie. I wish we could have all thrown this in person. Would have been a riot.

    On a side note, I’m not sure you will remember but we sat next to each other at Jaden’s round table at FBF. I was too shy to open my mouth at the time. Next time we meet I won’t be. Lol!

  7. kelley {mountain mama cooks}

    A friend of mine growing up, her mom used to make a pie like this all the time. I remember loving it so much. Funny, I was just thinking about it the other day. I haven’t seen one in ages. Thanks for bringing back a great old memory. Can’t wait to make it!!

  8. Kirsten/Comfortably Domestic

    This reminds me of a pie my mom used to make when I was a kid. Every other Friday night, all summer long. I’d forgotten all about it, until now. I can’t wait to make one for my boys!

  9. Stephanie Begeman

    Lauren!!! I am a stalker of yours! Most (99.5%) of my “I need to impress for dinner” recipes come from you! So THANK YOU. This will be made for my cook out on Friday!!!

    I must ask though, I have not seen any on your site and would love to know what is your go to recipe for deviled eggs?

    1. Lauren

      Yes! I have the best recipe for you! They are Ham & Cheese Melt Deviled Eggs. Crazy good! https://laurenslatest.com/ham-cheese-melt-deviled-eggs/

  10. Mads

    The first pie I ever made was a strawberry jello pie. They are really really good during the hot summer. This recipe is particularly easy to throw together, which is my kind of recipe. I think I’ll have to make this soon!

  11. Julie @ Table for Two

    how much do i love you for making this and participating? A LOT!! this looks super yummy and would be AWESOME at the dessert table — why can’t we all live closer?! thank you again for all your help!! xoxo

  12. Michelle

    I must confess… I’ve never had strawberry jello pie.. or any other kind of jello pie. This is going on my to do list and the fact that you made whipped cream in the processor! WHOA. hadn’t seen that before either. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your mother’s recipe, does are always the best.

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  14. Kat

    Lauren! Was there ever a prettier slice of pie? Because, truly I don’t think it’s possible.

    And girlfriend, I will gladly join thunder thigh-forces with you and help to eat your husband’s share of the whipped cream. I’ve got your back on this one.

  15. Marilyn Brennan

    So does he have to scrape the whipped cream off the pie? Do you leave a section sans whipped cream? Wish I had seen this week; strawberries were extra affordable!

    I love your little math tests; I feel so smart

  16. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

    5 stars
    I love how easy this recipe is, but it looks so good! I’m just obsessed with strawberries right now!

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  18. Sobeida Rodriguez

    5 stars
    I made this pie yesterday and it was awesome! I think next time I will make with a graham cracker crust and see how that goes. Thank you for sharing such a great recipe 😀

    1. Diane

      I made the pie it is VERY easy to make. I have never made a jello pie. I thought it was to sweet will be cutting= the sugar to a 1/2c next time. Other than that it is a good any time pie

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  24. Sally White

    The print form doesn’t include the instructions. Is there some way to get them without all the photos? Thanks! Sally White

  25. Carol

    Way back in the ’50s. I was taught to make a similar pie with red raspberries. The way to make this one was to make the jello using half the amount of water, chill until starting to get to a thicker stage, like egg whites, then with your mixer, beat the jello until it was nice and foamy, fold in Cool Whip, and layer into a graham cracker crust, and top with a little more whipped topping. You can also use real whipped cream.

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