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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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  1. Diane

    5 stars
    My family makes a pie nearly identical to this, except using fresh summer peaches and peach Jell-o! I was just looking through my grandmother’s old cookbooks yesterday and found her handwritten recipe for this cold peach pie. I love the idea of using strawberries also.

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