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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), trace cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat

Reviews for Light Strawberry Gelatin Pie

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cwbuff2
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed May. 7, 2013

"Nice texture and flavor!"

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tyredak
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2013

"Verrry easy to make, excellent flavor!"

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amytime99
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
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
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

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

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misspooches
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"Excellent, quick and easy!"

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copythat
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"Love this recipe."

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ahalbersma
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2008

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

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jo218
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2008

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

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cher90
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2008

"Very good, easy to make!"

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opalec
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2008

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

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Gradysmom
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
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2008

"simply scrumptious/"

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lssrls
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2008

"An excellent dessert for a warm evening!"

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eileendresser
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2008

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

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joyce50
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
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
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
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2008

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

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buckwriter
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2008

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

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ChristySatfield
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2008

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

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joanne3243653
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2008

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

jograves"

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annabaldi
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
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.