Cool and Creamy Watermelon Pie Recipe
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Cool and Creamy Watermelon Pie Recipe

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This simple pie is so refreshing that it never lasts long on warm summer days. Watermelon and a few convenience items make it a delightful dessert that doesn't take much effort. —Velma Beck, Carlinville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) watermelon gelatin
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 cups cubed seeded watermelon
  • 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 272 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 147mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Cool to room temperature. Whisk in whipped topping; fold in watermelon. Spoon into crust. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Watermelon Pie in Quick Cooking July/August 2003, p47

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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donnasgulfcoastin User ID: 2863920 266244
Reviewed May. 23, 2017

"Have not made yet, but want to for Memorial day. Can you make fresh whipped cream instead of frozen whipped cream in carton? Family does not care for frozen. If can, will submit a review. Thank you."

603linda User ID: 819056 253089
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2016

"Very good summertime dessert. I cut watermelon and put on paper towels in colander while I made rest of pie. I had one problem and that was the jello did not dissolve well with only 1/4 cup of boiling water. It stuck to the bowl and spoon. Any answers to this?"

laleone2 User ID: 6848900 252886
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2016

"Make you drain the watermelon WELL after dicing it. Place it into a colander to be sure all the extra juice is gone.

Another important thing is to be SURE to cool the gelatin down completely before adding in your whipped topping or all you will get is SLUSH!
The BEST gelatin to use, imo, is Jolly Rancher watermelon! It has the best flavor for this pie!
This is a simple recipe that turns out WELL if you follow directions and will absolutely THRIL watermelon lovers in your family! It's delicious!"

brookey2 User ID: 3048778 250665
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2016

"Might add a little More Watermelon gelatin next time but it made a great dessert, everyone liked it"

ferryal User ID: 3337544 250463
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2016

"This is the BEST pie ever for hot days of Summer. Followed the recipe exactly except used reduced fat graham cracker crust & light cool whip (dietary restrictions). Found the watermelon jello at Walmart, as other markets didn't carry it. It stayed in the fridge for a good 4 days. This is a keeper in my recipe file!

Velma, thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us all."

Daradoo User ID: 8882730 249701
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

"Haven't made this yet but wanted to know if I could freeze this pie??"

missdc User ID: 5915326 242020
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

"Very easy and refreshing....I cubed watermelon two hrs before...and put in bowl in natural watermelon juices could be used instead of the added extra flavor.....a keeper for sure....cherry jello adds more flavor and favorite....tastes excellent with cherries pitted and cut in half."

cwbuff2 User ID: 5946195 230943
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2015

"All I can say is ditto, ditto, and ditto again! My oldest son loves watermelon - about the only fruit he will eat. So easy, too! Everybody - put this one in your recipe boxes!"

jbander2 User ID: 2925337 229598
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2015

"This was so easy, and my family Loved it"

mom5 User ID: 32139 229113
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2015

"I'm sure because of the holiday weekend, watermelon at my supermarket looked sad, so I tried with strawberries. This pie is a definite keeper! So easy to make and most important, refreshing and delicious!"

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