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Light Strawberry Pie Recipe

Light Strawberry Pie Recipe

Lou Wright’s luscious strawberry dessert is a pretty after-supper sweet. “People rave about this pie,” she says from Rockford, Illinois. And best of all, it’s a low-sugar sensation that you won’t feel one bit guilty to eat.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 159 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 0 fat.

Reviews for Light Strawberry Pie

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JMartinelli13 249823
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2016

"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!"

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MarineMom_texas 249741
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2016

"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.

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mmscrazy 248932
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2016

"Is there something else besides crushed pineapple I can use?"

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hotfudgesundae 226376
Reviewed May. 15, 2015

"Easy to make and perfect dessert to bring to the lake. Was a hit with everyone. Awesome flavor and low calorie is a big plus!"

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DRemington 208034
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"Easy to make on a hot summer day. Delightful dessert to enjoy at sunset with friends. Everyone loved it."

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katlaydee3 158907
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2012

"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."

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JeanGeair 91219
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2012

"Easy and good. I sliced the strawberies with my egg slicer"

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hollybeth1 208033
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2012

"Easy to make with great taste! I made a home made crust, and did use more berries. The pie was a hit with my family. This recipe is a keeper."

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moosewife 110933
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2012

"It was real refreshing in our weather with a heat index of 105! Loved it!"

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Carvell 159396
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2012

"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."

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flamingofreak 91178
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2012

"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!"

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hgraef 142810
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2012

"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!"

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roosx0 159394
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2012

"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."

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donnastef 91176
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2012

"awesome - great taste, very easy and low cal. I loved no added dairy too."

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anna pyzik 157344
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2012

"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!"

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bohmanac 208032
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2012

"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! :)"

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jewels412 64200
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"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!!!"

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drflanagan 164146
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"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."

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Patinstlmo 158904
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"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."

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joyous61 91518
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"So delish - great way to use fresh strawberries and not have to turn on the oven in this heat!"

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sheliford1 157340
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"Made this instead of a cake for my birthday. My usually very picky kids loved this pie! It was easy and fun to make and even better to eat"

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kagrandma 158903
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"I thought it was awesome! To save calories, I crushed up a few graham crackers , sprinkled them in the bottom of a pie plate and sprayed them with butter flavored spray. It came to one WW points plus for 1/6 of the pie. Delicious and refreshing."

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ladykjt 91171
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"Nice little summer dessert!"

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peewee76 159364
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"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"

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gdrounds 208031
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"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 :)"

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BobbieC 81917
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"This was great. Like another rater, I used a 20 oz. pineapple because that's what I had. I could not find the size of pudding recommended, so I used the large one, I think it was 6 oz. The pie is so easy to make and was delicious. I have made two of them within four days!"

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annepuntanen 208030
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"Light and delicious! The only change I made was to use a regular graham-cracker crust - the reduced fat ones don't hold up."

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clasistamper 157338
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"This is an excellent recipe. A very light and refreshing pie. I have already made it twice and everyone enjoyed it."

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Clifton66 208029
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"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!"

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Searenity 156341
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"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."

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mld4u 91517
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"My Grandchil LOVED it, she ate 2 slices and wanted a third, in one sitting! I used the chocolate graham cookie crust, but next time will use the regular or bake a crust."

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jeaninem 141471
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"I used the sugar free gelatin and puddling and it worked great and was delicious!"

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wilson.maur 64182
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"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."

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E&MGrammy 141108
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"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."

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jewels412 91138
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2012

"This is a quick, easy and very delicious recipe!! I was concerned about sugar-free after taste... and was pleasantly suprised that there was none!! I also love the fact that the calorie count is so low!"

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jewels412 164144
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2012

"This is a quick, easy and very delicious recipe!! I love the fact that I can eat a piece of pie and not worry about the amount of calories I'm consuming!!! : 0"

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E&MGrammy 71078
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2012

"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?"

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audreyperry 142809
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"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."

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sstetzel 91867
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"[quote user="cooker69"]

I have a question, can you make it with instant pudding??
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I don't think you'd get the same result, instant pudding doesn't set as well as cook & serve."

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kchristy6 141107
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"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!"

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cooker69 141101
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2012

"I have a question, can you make it with instant pudding??"

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margienet 91516
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2012

"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!"

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squirel 208028
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2012

"Have made it several times and always delicious!!"

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jewel29121 164142
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2012

"I have made this recipe several times and have always gotten raves."

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SemperCooking 142808
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2010

"My daughters love it! Easy to improvise with seasonal fruit - peaches, blueberries, pineapple, or any combination!"

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elyrod 159359
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

"This is very simple and so good!"

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dlindenf 158902
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2009

"I made this for my boyfriend and I and we both loved it- so much we had to have 2 slices!"

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EP-PaulaG 158900
Reviewed May. 24, 2009

"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."

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serene1 91514
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2009

"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."

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cathy1022 141099
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2008

"Awesome! Great light dessert for summer. Will definately make again."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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