This super easy strawberry pie with jello is a perfect early summer go-to dessert. It is simple to make and sure to please family and guests. With all the deals on fresh in-season strawberries, it won’t even cost much to make this fresh strawberry pie recipe. One of the best pies ever!
The simple dessert would also be nice to make with the kids after a day of berry picking. Strawberry Jello Pie is easy enough for many kids to do a lot of the preparation themselves. They will enjoy the fruits of their labor even more when they participate in making the dessert.
Fresh Strawberry Pie with Jello
Fresh strawberry pie is such a classic and refreshing summer dessert treat. In this version, the glaze for the fresh strawberries is mostly Strawberry jell-o. This ensure the pie has plenty of strawberry flavor and is simple enough for even beginner cooks. As long as you give the jello glaze enough time to thicken when cooking, it will turn out perfect.
Note: This recipe has been updated after making the pie a few times this summer. The minor adjustments ensure the glaze will gel properly.
Fresh Strawberry Jello Pie: Making
Here is a quick visual walk through of the process of making this delicious pie with fresh strawberry pie filling. Full recipe below.
Makes one pie.
Total time to prep and cook 30 minutes. Chill time 3 hours.
Ingredients for the Pie
Here are all the ingredients you will need to make this easy recipe.
- refrigerated Pie Crust
- fresh Strawberries
- Strawberry gelatin box, jello
- whipped cream to top when serving
Preparing the Pie
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Wash and hull, then slice up the fresh strawberries.
Shape the pie crust, crimp the edges, prick bottom and bake the crust for about 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
Store bought pie crust is pictured here. If you are up to making your own from scratch, here is my personal favorite >> Ultimate Pie Crust Recipe: Buttery Flakey Homemade Crust
Yes, you can use a graham cracker crust if you like, though I recommend a regular crust.
Once the crust is baked and cooled, layer in your sliced strawberries.
Put the gelatin, sugar, cornstarch and water in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Cook steadily stirring until the cornstarch and gelatin are completely dissolved and glaze has thickened well.
Pour the gelatin mixture carefully over the strawberry filled pie crust. Refrigerate to chill well before serving, then top with dollops of whipped cream or Cool whip.
Use tart pans to make smaller pie shells for individual pies.
Add blueberries or other berries for a mixed berry pie.
Use sugar free jello for a diabetic friendly strawberry pie.
Make it Keto friendly with an almond flour crust and sugar free jell-o.
Simply double the recipe is you need two pies.
More Recipes for Easy Pies
A few more delicious recipes for easily made pies, great for parties and cook outs.
- 1 refrigerated Pie Crust
- 1 pound fresh Strawberries sliced (roughly 2 1/2 - 3 cups)
- 3 tbsp Cornstarch
- 1 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1 1/4 cup Water
- 1 Strawberry gelatin box, jello ( standard 3 ounce box)
- whipped cream to top when serving (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Place the pie crust in pie pan, nestle in, crimp edge and prick bottom with fork a few times (as shown above).
- Bake pie crust for about 15 minutes or until edges are browned. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
- Layer sliced berries into the cooled baked pie crust. Fill to top.
- Stir together water sugar and cornstarch in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened.
- Remove from heat, add Jell-O and stir until dissolved.
- Pour mixture over the strawberry filled crust.
- Refrigerate until set. This will take at least 3 hours to have a good set.
- Top with whipped cream when serving.
After further testing, the recipe has been adjusted for better results. The earlier version had 1/2 tbs less cornstarch and 1/4 cup more water. The adjustments ensure a good gel and fit in a pie shell perfectly.
Why not grow your own strawberries to use in pies and other delicious berry treats >>Tips for Growing Strawberries in Raised Beds