Light Strawberry Pie Recipe
- 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple
- 1 package (.8 ounce) sugar-free cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
- 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free strawberry gelatin
- 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
- 1 reduced-fat graham cracker crust (8 inches)
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
- 1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice in a 2-cup measuring cup. Set pineapple aside. Add enough water to juice to measure 1-1/2 cups; transfer to a saucepan. Whisk in the pudding mix and gelatin until combined. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in pineapple. Remove from the heat; cool for 10 minutes.
- 2. Add the strawberries; toss gently to coat. Pour into crust. Refrigerate until set, about 3 hours. Garnish each piece with 1 tablespoon whipped topping. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.
1 piece: 159 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.
Reviews for Light Strawberry Pie
"I had an "extra servings size" graham crust so I upped the strawberries to 4 cups. I used regular pudding (3 3oz Vanilla Cook N Serve) and regular strawberry Jello. I drained 2 Pineapple Dole Bowls, ran them through the food processor and then drained them again. Perfect. This hit the spot on this hot June day. I will definitely give it a try with other berry/gelatin combinations. Thanks so much to Lou W for sharing the recipe!"
"I prepared this pie yesterday and it is delicious. I'm always looking for recipes with low sugar for my husband. I did have a hard time finding cook and serve sugar free vanilla pudding mix but finally found some. It is an easy pie to prepare and absolutely delicious. I highly recommend this pie.Volunteer Field Editor"
"Is there something else besides crushed pineapple I can use?"
"This was a good dessert for a family dinner. I used regular pudding and jello since I can't have artificial sweeteners. I tried slicing the strawberries with my egg slicer and two of the wires broke on the first one. I guess maybe the berries were a little too hard, but I won't be trying that again."
"easy and good. I sliced the strawberies with my egg slicer"
"It was real refreshing in our weather with a heat index of 105! Loved it!"
"Very easy and very good. Also tried using 2 c. fresh peach slices, 1 c. fresh blueberries with sugar free peach jello....also very good. Will make this again and again."
"I feel really stupid! I went to buy the ingredients to make this yesterday and the vanilla pudding mix was 4.6 oz. & the gelatin .60 oz. Can anyone help me figure out what to buy!"
"I used to make this for my family every summer, but I lost the recipe when I was redoing my kitchen. I am so happy to have it again. I i will make it as a treat this week!"
"AWESOME!!! My husband and I LOVE this pie, best low calorie dessert I have ever found. It is super easy and quick to make and tastes fantastic. I have made three in the last 10 days. I eat it every night after dinner as a treat, and it feels like I am cheating on my diet, but I am not. I wish I could find more recipes like this to help me . . . have lost 60 lbs in 10 months."
"awesome - great taste, very easy and low cal. I loved no added dairy too."
"The recipe was simple to make and was quite delicious. Being "light" was an added plus. Went out and bought the ingredients again and plan to make it at least one more time this summer!"
"Found this recipe a while ago in a magazine I got at a library sale. I had forgotten about it until I found this again and started craving it right away. It is a wonderful combination of sweetness and tang! :)"
"I made it the other day as directed and liked it...I wanted to try it again only without it being sugar free...and was even better!!! I bought a regular cook and serve pudding to make it but accidently used an instant one instead : / Thankfully it still set up nicely, (better than I thought it would). Either way... sugar free or not, this is a wonderful dessert!!!"
"took to 4th of July get together and everyone loved it, most didn't know it was surgar free. liked it anyway. Plan on making it again soon."
"I'm diabetic so I was thrilled to find such a delish dessert! Next time, I'll use pretty ripe strawberries (they should slice and make it easier to cut the pie into slices) and will toast the crust first for more taste. I'd also like to try a chocolate crust. Wonder how it would work with frozen strawberries when the fresh ones aren't in season. Or any frozen fruit, for that matter."
"So delish - great way to use fresh strawberries and not have to turn on the oven in this heat!"
"Nice little summer dessert!"
"I made this pie and it is delicious. My husband is a diabetic so that made it even better being low in sugar. Will definately make it soon again"
"FABULOUS!!! I took this pie to our 4th of July celebration, because my brother-in-law is diabetic. EVERYONE loved it!! Plan to make it again with regular pudding and jello for my husband who didn't get any because it was all gone :)"
"Light and delicious! The only change I made was to use a regular graham-cracker crust - the reduced fat ones don't hold up."
"This is an excellent recipe. A very light and refreshing pie. I have already made it twice and everyone enjoyed it."
"This recipe is really really good. I couldn't find the sugar free cook and serve pudding so I used the reg cook and serve. I will definitely make this again!"
"I made the recipe as written. My husband and I thought it was very good. The pineapple definitely made this recipe. I would make it again and serve it to company."
"I used the sugar free gelatin and puddling and it worked great and was delicious!"
"Great tasting pie--my husband loved it and wants me to make it again! I didn't have an 8 oz. can of crushed pineapple so used the 20 oz. can and it worked great. Next time I make this I will use a 20 oz. can of pineapple tidbits."
"Delicious. Made this for 4th of July.Both my husband and son commented that they like it. I couldn't find the sugar free cook and serve vanilla pudding at three different grocery stores so I had to use the regular cook and serve. That was a little disappointing but it was still very good."
"I plan on making this for 4th of July but I couldn't find .8 oz sugar free cook and serve vanilla. Is that the small size box?"
"Just delicious and so, so easy to make. It holds together perfectly and I might try doubling and putting in a 9 X 13 for a crowd. It will go quickly."
"[quote user="cooker69"]I have a question, can you make it with instant pudding?? [/quote] I don't think you'd get the same result, instant pudding doesn't set as well as cook & serve."
"This was great! Very easy to make and it tastes wonderful! It's very refreshing I really like how there are no added sugars (except for the crust, of course). One thing to note though... Make sure that you slice the strawberries pretty small, otherwise (because it gels together when chilled) you'll end up with half the piece of pie on your fork!"
"I have a question, can you make it with instant pudding??"
"I have been making a very similar recipe for years and everyone loves it. I do make a creamy layer on the bottom with reduced fat cream cheese mixed with whipped topping. of course, that adds to the calories!"
"Have made it several times and always delicious!!"
"I have made this recipe several times and have always gotten raves."
"My daughters love it! easy to improvise with seasonal fruit - peaches, blueberries, pineapple, or any combination!"
"This is very simple and so good!"
"I made this for my boyfriend and I and we both loved it- so much we had to have 2 slices!"
"This made a delicious reduced sugar dessert. I did make it in an 8-inch square pan and made my own graham cracker crumb crust. It made 9 nice servings topped with real whipped cream."
"I have made this recipe several times and have been asked for the recipe every time. Try using peaches instead of strawberries, equally as good."
"Awesome! Great light dessert for summer. Will definately make again."