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Light Strawberry Gelatin Pie Recipe

Light Strawberry Gelatin Pie Recipe

There's plenty of sweet berry flavor in this refreshing dessert. Made with sugar-free gelatin and a graham cracker crust, the summery pie is easy to fix and attractive enough to serve to guests. I sometimes substitute fresh peaches and peach gelatin. —D. Smith, Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups cold water
  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free strawberry gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 reduced-fat graham cracker crust (8 inches)
  • 2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping

Directions

  • 1. Set aside four whole berries for garnish. Slice remaining strawberries and set aside. In a large saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 2. Remove from the heat; stir in gelatin and sugar until dissolved. Stir in sliced strawberries. Pour into the crust. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  • 3. Cut reserved strawberries in half. Garnish each serving with whipped topping and a berry half. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 197 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.

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cwbuff2 User ID: 5946195 134641
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

"I really don't have anything to add to what 73 people have said already, except - EVERYONE SHOULD TRY THIS pie!!! It has everything: ease & simplicity of preparation, saves time by being made ahead, coolness on a hot day, light and refreshing with the fresh strawberries at all times! D. Smith, you're the best!"

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zagris User ID: 7869776 134640
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2014

"I followed this exactly as is EXCEPT I used regular strawberry jello and regular graham cracker crust (not sugar free). Our little family of 4 nearly finished this pie in one sitting. So good and super easy to make. I can't wait to make this for my Mom who is mindful of her sugar levels."

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DebRTR User ID: 7862859 126145
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"Made this for a friend whose husband is diabetic. I substituted 9 pkgs of Truvia for the 3 TBSP of sugar."

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sheride User ID: 5119521 205544
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2013

"I made this pie years ago when our children were young back in the 70's. Glad to see you are bringing them back with alterations for diabetics."

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sheride User ID: 5119521 62929
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2013

"Easy and quick to make. Delicious, refreshing for a light summer dessert. My hubby and son loved it. Added a couple drops of almond extract. Used Cool Whip!"

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baknfool User ID: 577380 47731
Reviewed May. 7, 2013

"Nice texture and flavor!"

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tyredak User ID: 7225045 87391
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2013

"Verrry easy to make, excellent flavor!"

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amytime99 User ID: 1888410 47719
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"Made with regular strawberry gelatin and did not add the 3T sugar. It was easy and bright. The family loved it!"

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recipehound54 User ID: 4246730 126985
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

"Light and refreshing and so easy to make!! My husband is diabetic and also needs to watch sodium intake. One slice of pie was only 2 carb choices--far less than most other desserts. I did use real whipped cream instead of whipped topping, which neither of us cares for, and it made for a rich-tasting dessert that's pretty and healthy. I liked the idea of an earlier poster who served it in a parfait glass. You could layer the strawberries with chunks of angel food cake, shortcake or pound cake and it would look and taste great with minimal fuss on your part. Can't wait to take advantage of the yummy strawberries in season and try this again!"

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rhnancy User ID: 3900773 139300
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"This is the best Strawberry pie that I have made!"

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misspooches User ID: 2582916 47716
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"Excellent, quick and easy!"

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copythat User ID: 5631313 52633
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"Love this recipe."

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ahalbersma User ID: 5421369 134639
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2011

"very good, made plenty of filling for my 9 inch crust, my 1 year old gobbled it up along with my 6 year old!"

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roxannluz User ID: 5101533 126982
Reviewed May. 22, 2011

"my 12 year old son made this pie. It was delicious!! We will make it again."

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dflickd User ID: 4134638 62909
Reviewed May. 8, 2011

"I made this even healthier...

Prepared the filling using Splenda instead of sugar and then filled stemware glasses with the filling instead of using the pie crust"

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loudon User ID: 560505 129491
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2010

"I used crushed strawberries in place of the water. Used rather small berries, so didn't slice them. Whipped topping is a "No No", on my husbands heart diet. Just a plain excellent and tasty recipe."

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K9ChemoNurse User ID: 290351 88487
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2010

"I have been making this recipe since it came out back in 2004?. I never change a thing and it comes out the same over and over. Refreshing, low cal, low fat, cant beat it for a summer treat.

Roxanne in DE"

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grannygourmet User ID: 3148826 126979
Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"This is a tasty pie and so easy to make! I am looking forward to fall when fresh peaches are in season so I can try the peach version."

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patricia vagos User ID: 1653924 54889
Reviewed May. 7, 2009

"I make a pie similar to this. It's a weight watchers receipe. Instead of the water, use ginger ale and omit the extra sugar. Just as good."

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alleulia3x User ID: 2520880 68956
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2008

"This recipe was one featured and thought I would try it. I have made it several times, absolutely delicious. I use frozen strawberries, slice while still cold. I also made it using raspberries, equally delicious. Also have recommended this and given out copies of recipes.

alleuliz3x"

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LCHill User ID: 2211151 54864
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2008

"I tried this recipe and it was absoultely delicious. My husband love desserts but without loads of sugar. This one is easy to convert(as most of your desserts are) to sugar free. I will use it often."

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bjmboxer User ID: 1645177 134637
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2008

"Really easy and tasty. As I picked my berries by the pound, my only problem was finding out what the equivilant of 2 pints is using lid measuring cups. It would have been much easier if the directions added how many cups, etc. equals 2 pints."

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Gidget-Trish User ID: 1885722 92814
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2008

"Looks good. can't wait to try it but without the whipped topping which still has trans fats."

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Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 126978
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2008

"I have made 3 of these pies, they are soooo good. You can add 3 Tlb.splenda to cut down on the sugar even more. I will be making more of these."

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ladyann77536 User ID: 1793918 68953
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2008

"This is a very good and easy to make pie. My Family loved it.

Ann Stewart"

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velma fordan User ID: 1332080 126977
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2008

"why does it take 8 pages to get a recipe copied now?"

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jo218 User ID: 1705895 62907
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2008

"Delicious and easy to prepare. Did not last long!"

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cher90 User ID: 2993939 126976
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2008

"Oh My! I made the strawberry pie last weekend and it was luscious! The only thing I would change is the size of the graham cracker crust. Next time I will use the two extra serving size of the graham cracker crust because I couldn't fit all of the strawberry filling into the regular size crust. Outside of that, the pie was excellent and with low fat and little sugar, it was certainly guilt free!"

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OICU812 User ID: 3070570 62906
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2008

"A FRIEND MADE 2 OF THESE FOR THE 4 th OF JULY AND SAID THAT THEY WERE VERY GOOD."

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1brownie User ID: 609688 47715
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2008

"I used a chocolate graham cracker crust, splenda instead of sugar, and added a few drops of red food coloring to make it a deep red. My husband, a diabetic, absolutely loved it! One of his favorites. I personally would have made it sweeter. Next time I will add more splenda. Overall, very good."

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PKRowson User ID: 1279735 54887
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2008

"I tried both the Strawberry and Peach version using thawed frozen peaches. The Peach was absolutely YUMMY!!! Couldn't tell a bit that it was made with sugar-free jello! Added 1/4 tsp. butter flavoring for a little extra smoothness."

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Joancordes User ID: 2460468 54886
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2008

"This pie was the best! At first I thought there were too many strawberries, but hey, how can there ever be too many strawberries?"

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haverman User ID: 2071562 126144
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2008

"This was absolutely delicious. It tastes so good no one could believe it was low calorie."

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grandmawinka User ID: 1538456 139296
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2008

"never thought about using peaches - I use sugarfree Jello with strawberries and like sleepygal, I've made this for over 30 years and I do prefer the pastry crust. It's always a winner at our house!"

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sleepygal_13 User ID: 1731299 68952
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2008

"I've used the original version of this recipe for over 30 years and this tastes exactly the same, except for the crust. However, the graham cracker crust tastes great, and it's also a big time saver from the baked crust. I very heartily recommend this recipe. Oh, btw, the fresh strawberries can be left whole if you prefer, just be sure to trim off the stems."

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PvW User ID: 163276 88486
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2008

"A surprisingly very good recipe for strawberry pie. I too used the Splenda in place of sugar. It cuts amazingly well. Can't wait to try this out on peaches and peach Jello."

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oshngrl User ID: 3146629 54863
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2008

"Very good, easy to make!"

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opalec User ID: 3172955 205543
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2008

"This is my first for making comments re recipes. Just had to say it was VERY easy, VERY simple, VERY VERY delicious. It was a hit; a great recipe for your children to tackle."

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rdist User ID: 217104 87387
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2008

"I should have enter this recipe 20 years ago in a contest as I adjusted the orginal recipe using 1 cup sugar and package of regular jello to sugar free jello and 1/4 cup sugar."

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Pat Bartels User ID: 100317 47701
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2008

"The Strawberry pie was good but I substituted Splenda for the sugar and just put in a pyrex dish instead of the crust so made it a lot less calories,"

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Carole5627361 User ID: 812564 52390
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2008

"I made this pie for lunch for last Sunday and it sure was hit. simple to make and delicious. I used the spray can of whipped cream to put on the top and it was fine.I also liked the idea that it was a light dessert."

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janetresh User ID: 1050862 129482
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2008

"Yummy! I used this wonderful recipe and what a life saver. Like many Americans I am trying to controll my weight. The allowed me to have my dinner and eat pie too! Thanks for the push in the right direction."

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mammabear User ID: 1396158 68944
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2008

"This recipes was wonderful. My family ask me to make 2 for our 4th of July celebration. I did and everyone wanted the recipe."

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cjbrkf User ID: 1403767 52389
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2008

"Really Super!! It's a keeper!!"

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Gradysmom User ID: 804115 54862
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2008

"This Strawberry pie is delicious. First one I ever had the nerve to try. I am making it again for today, the Fourth of July! Thank you for this recipe! RLBaldwin"

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greandma8 User ID: 1935958 126974
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2008

"simply scrumptious/"

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lssrls User ID: 1447889 51856
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2008

"I have tried different strawberry pie recipes but this is the best. This will be the one for me from now one, delicious too !!!"

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LRobb User ID: 3151874 92455
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2008

"Very easy to make and just as easy to eat! This is an excellent "teaching" recipe for young cooks, lets them have success without a lot of clean up or worry about the end result. Excellent dessert/snack. Now part of our families summertime menu!"

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cooks2 User ID: 2254071 92356
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2008

"Having two dieters in the family, this pie was a welcome treat for all. We all would have preferred a homemade crust, but otherwise it rates 4 stars."

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lssrls User ID: 1447889 134633
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2008

"I have tried different strawberry pie recipes but this is going to be the one for me. Delicious and easy to prepare !!!"

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kendie User ID: 2611327 88485
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2008

"I will file this for the future, but to get this involved overnight recipe the night before the holiday is very disappointing. I want to make it, but no time now! I will try it for the next holiday colors!"

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lbeedle User ID: 1561080 139293
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2008

"This was a wonderful recipe, my husband and I just loved the pie! So easy to make too!"

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lindawenger User ID: 4072014 54861
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2008

"I made the pie with fresh strawberries, and my family just loved it. For the 4th of July, I plan to make it with strawberries and blueberries, and a little Cool Whip for the third color. I'm also going to make it with fresh peaches and peach Jello to take to a get-together on Monday. Guess you could say I have a new simple and delicious light dessert recipe.

lwenger"

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niftynanny04 User ID: 1522221 68942
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2008

"An excellent dessert for a warm evening!"

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eileendresser User ID: 1191023 92200
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2008

"Re: Strawberry pie

I made this with fresh strawberries. Everyone thought it was delicious. Will make again.
emmdr"

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alleulia3x User ID: 2520880 51852
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2008

"Absolutely delicious and easy to make. Used frozen strawberries. So good I am making it for our 4th of July party. I didn't have a graham crust so used a chocolate crust, this just added to the taste. Joan Wilmington, NC"

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jasper_cat User ID: 2115104 205542
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2008

"I have made this pie several times. It's absolutely delicious. I will make it many times again, I'm sure."

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Goodwillmama User ID: 1232028 68941
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2008

"This was the best strawberry pie I ever made.. I did alter it with 5 TBS sugar cause my berries were a little tart.. My husband thought this was VERY good..

Keep up with good recipe.. coming our way!!!!!"

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ladyann77536 User ID: 1793918 92199
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2008

"i made the Fresh Strawberry pie, and it was so easy and delicious. My husband is a diabetic, and it is a perfect desert for him and the rest of the family. I definitely will prepare this one again.

ladyann"

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bjpuy User ID: 1280204 126928
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2008

"I made the Fresh Strawberry pie and it was delicious. I am doing Weight Watchers and it was great to know I could have a piece at only 3 points. It was so good I felt like I was cheating! What a great treat. I would recommend everyone to try this."

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SmilinJack4490 User ID: 293425 92198
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2008

"I do believe it's the best strawberry pie I ever had . It is delicious."

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joyce50 User ID: 1656680 126927
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2008

"I brought one to our friends last Saturday for a potluck. What a hit! Delicious and so pretty. Since I have shared the recipe with a couple of friends who also got rave reviews. It's a "keep". Thanks!"

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foodnfun User ID: 2484910 134631
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2008

"I'm a diabetic, this is a great way to have a delictable dessert and still be in your limit. Thanks Cyndy Holley"

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greandma8 User ID: 1935958 88483
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2008

"This pie was excellent.I've even made it without the crust, lower calories. got another in the fridge for guest for tomorrow. thanks/"

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LAW62 User ID: 2540295 139292
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2008

"This would be good on top of, or swirled into, a light cheesecake. Any suggestions?"

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buckwriter User ID: 2977073 54883
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2008

"Wow, it's great!!!! And it can be interesting to try it. It sounds delicious :-)"

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ChristySatfield User ID: 2374244 205541
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2008

"Aunt Mable made this pie often; she used a regular pastry pie crust."

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joanne3243653 User ID: 2803790 139290
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2008

"I have eaten this before but have never had the recipe thanks for sharing.

jograves"

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annabaldi User ID: 853780 205540
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2008

"When I am in a hurry, I use the ready to use graham cracker pie base or the ready to use pie shells. Still the same wonderful result."

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annabaldi User ID: 853780 47700
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2008

"I have tried this pie and it is really easy to do and the result is just delicious! I have done it quite a number of times now and it has always gone down well, and impressed my guest! For an even healthier version I 3 tablespoons of Splenda instead of sugar and it turns out just as great. Thumbs up for this one!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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