Light Strawberry Gelatin Pie Recipe
- 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
- 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.
One serving (1 piece with 1/4 cup whipped topping) equals 197 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 125 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.
Reviews for Light Strawberry Gelatin Pie
"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!"
"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."
"Made this for a friend whose husband is diabetic. I substituted 9 pkgs of Truvia for the 3 TBSP of sugar."
"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."
"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!"
"Nice texture and flavor!"
"Verrry easy to make, excellent flavor!"
"Made with regular strawberry gelatin and did not add the 3T sugar. It was easy and bright. The family loved it!"
"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!"
"This is the best Strawberry Pie that I have made!"
"Excellent, quick and easy!"
"Love this recipe."
"very good, made plenty of filling for my 9 inch crust, my 1 year old gobbled it up along with my 6 year old!"
"my 12 year old son made this pie. It was delicious!! We will make it again."
"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"
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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."
"Looks good. can't wait to try it but without the whipped topping which still has trans fats."
"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."
"This is a very good and easy to make pie. My Family loved it.Ann Stewart"
"why does it take 8 pages to get a recipe copied now?"
"Delicious and easy to prepare. Did not last long!"
"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!"
"A FRIEND MADE 2 OF THESE FOR THE 4 th OF JULY AND SAID THAT THEY WERE VERY GOOD."
"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."
"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."
"This pie was the best! At first I thought there were too many strawberries, but hey, how can there ever be too many strawberries?"
"This was absolutely delicious. It tastes so good no one could believe it was low calorie."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"Very good, easy to make!"
"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."
"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."
"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,"
"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."
"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."
"This recipes was wonderful. My family ask me to make 2 for our 4th of July celebration. I did and everyone wanted the recipe."
"Really Super!! It's a keeper!!"
"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"
"I have tried different strawberry pie recipes but this is the best. This will be the one for me from now one, delicious too !!!"
"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!"
"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."
"I have tried different strawberry pie recipes but this is going to be the one for me. Delicious and easy to prepare !!!"
"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!"
"This was a wonderful recipe, my husband and I just loved the pie! So easy to make too!"
"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"
"An excellent dessert for a warm evening!"
"Re: Strawberry PieI made this with fresh strawberries. Everyone thought it was delicious. Will make again.emmdr"
"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"
"I have made this pie several times. It's absolutely delicious. I will make it many times again, I'm sure."
"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!!!!!"
"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"
"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."
"I do believe it's the best strawberry pie I ever had . It is delicious."
"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!"
"I'm a diabetic, this is a great way to have a delictable dessert and still be in your limit. Thanks Cyndy Holley"
"This pie was excellent.I've even made it without the crust, lower calories. got another in the fridge for guest for tomorrow. thanks/"
"This would be good on top of, or swirled into, a light cheesecake. Any suggestions?"
"Wow, it's great!!!! And it can be interesting to try it. It sounds delicious :-)"
"Aunt Mable made this pie often; she used a regular pastry pie crust."
"I have eaten this before but have never had the recipe thanks for sharing.jograves"
"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."
"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!"
Sweet White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.