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Cool and Creamy Watermelon Pie Recipe

Cool and Creamy Watermelon Pie Recipe

This simple pie is so refreshing that it never lasts long on warm summer days. Watermelon and a few convenience items make it a delightful dessert that doesn't take much effort. —Velma Beck, Carlinville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) watermelon gelatin
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 cups cubed seeded watermelon
  • 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)


  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Cool to room temperature. Whisk in whipped topping; fold in watermelon. Spoon into crust. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tips

  • Styling tip: Quick, deft strokes with the back of a spoon create beautiful swoops that make this pie look as good as it tastes.
  • If you want an extra-thick layer of graham-tastic crust, it's as easy as 1-2-3 to make your own: 1. Mix 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/3 cup melted butter. 2. Press into a pie plate. 3. Bake at 375 degrees until set, 8-10 minutes. Make sure to cool before filling.
  • Nutritional Facts

    1 piece: 272 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 147mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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    donnasgulfcoastin User ID: 2863920 266244
    Reviewed May. 23, 2017

    "Have not made yet, but want to for Memorial day. Can you make fresh whipped cream instead of frozen whipped cream in carton? Family does not care for frozen. If can, will submit a review. Thank you."

    603linda User ID: 819056 253089
    Reviewed Aug. 23, 2016

    "Very good summertime dessert. I cut watermelon and put on paper towels in colander while I made rest of pie. I had one problem and that was the jello did not dissolve well with only 1/4 cup of boiling water. It stuck to the bowl and spoon. Any answers to this?"

    laleone2 User ID: 6848900 252886
    Reviewed Aug. 19, 2016

    "Make you drain the watermelon WELL after dicing it. Place it into a colander to be sure all the extra juice is gone.

    Another important thing is to be SURE to cool the gelatin down completely before adding in your whipped topping or all you will get is SLUSH!
    The BEST gelatin to use, imo, is Jolly Rancher watermelon! It has the best flavor for this pie!
    This is a simple recipe that turns out WELL if you follow directions and will absolutely THRIL watermelon lovers in your family! It's delicious!"

    brookey2 User ID: 3048778 250665
    Reviewed Jul. 20, 2016

    "Might add a little More Watermelon gelatin next time but it made a great dessert, everyone liked it"

    ferryal User ID: 3337544 250463
    Reviewed Jul. 15, 2016

    "This is the BEST pie ever for hot days of Summer. Followed the recipe exactly except used reduced fat graham cracker crust & light cool whip (dietary restrictions). Found the watermelon jello at Walmart, as other markets didn't carry it. It stayed in the fridge for a good 4 days. This is a keeper in my recipe file!

    Velma, thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us all."

    Daradoo User ID: 8882730 249701
    Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

    "Haven't made this yet but wanted to know if I could freeze this pie??"

    missdc User ID: 5915326 242020
    Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

    "Very easy and refreshing....I cubed watermelon two hrs before...and put in bowl in natural watermelon juices could be used instead of the added extra flavor.....a keeper for sure....cherry jello adds more flavor and favorite....tastes excellent with cherries pitted and cut in half."

    cwbuff2 User ID: 5946195 230943
    Reviewed Aug. 9, 2015

    "All I can say is ditto, ditto, and ditto again! My oldest son loves watermelon - about the only fruit he will eat. So easy, too! Everybody - put this one in your recipe boxes!"

    jbander2 User ID: 2925337 229598
    Reviewed Jul. 15, 2015

    "This was so easy, and my family Loved it"

    mom5 User ID: 32139 229113
    Reviewed Jul. 7, 2015

    "I'm sure because of the holiday weekend, watermelon at my supermarket looked sad, so I tried with strawberries. This pie is a definite keeper! So easy to make and most important, refreshing and delicious!"

    BeckyEsser User ID: 8352956 228966
    Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

    "Why does recipe call for seeded watermelon? What do you do with the seeds? We buy seedless watermelons."

    barbied6223 User ID: 8436627 228908
    Reviewed Jul. 3, 2015

    "This is the same recipe from Jello only you added watermelon."

    rhon-rhon User ID: 8304603 223669
    Reviewed Mar. 27, 2015

    "A delightful pie"

    jgeiger1 User ID: 2233264 135382
    Reviewed Sep. 17, 2014

    "wasn't impressed. only watermelon jello I could find was jolly rancher... not good."

    AdrianneKathleen User ID: 7810435 69894
    Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

    "Yummy and refreshing! Going to try the same thing with strawberries instead of w-mellon!"

    sd20 User ID: 5560294 130516
    Reviewed Aug. 15, 2014

    "Made as directed and it was easy enough to make but we just found it to be okay!"

    pnkbunny User ID: 7917758 87914
    Reviewed Aug. 4, 2014

    "easy and yummy.....u cant go wrong"

    angieact1 User ID: 1990802 130501
    Reviewed Aug. 2, 2014

    "So easy and tastes great!! I love how light this is."

    MamaNalo User ID: 7730338 56622
    Reviewed Jul. 28, 2014

    "Sounds yummy."

    cinjean48 User ID: 4583376 56621
    Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014

    "This has to be one of the best and easiest pies I have ever made."

    TC51 User ID: 1167020 55409
    Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

    "Could not find watermelon jello so I used Cherry. It was delicious, light and soooo easy to make. It was a big hit with my family and friends. A keeper!"

    sewmom8 User ID: 841908 89227
    Reviewed Aug. 30, 2013

    "This was delicious! Super simple, and my entire family loved it."

    MARCIA2U User ID: 263903 55408
    Reviewed Aug. 30, 2013

    "I've made this a couple times this summer. My 6 year-old granddaughter said it was "Amazing". Everyone agreed with her.

    This is definitely a keeper, it's so refreshing on a hot summer day."

    chin-chilla User ID: 2872569 128866
    Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

    "Loved this recipe for a fresh seasonal summer dessert!"

    Spanky15 User ID: 6829601 44579
    Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

    "My wife made's good on a hot day and very watermelon-ie! Loaded with carbs...! Go easy tubby!"

    ltcape User ID: 3438247 89225
    Reviewed Aug. 2, 2013

    "I've made a pie like this with a can of drained pineapple and strawberry jello."

    qwm User ID: 1379428 55407
    Reviewed Jul. 31, 2013

    "Made this today but substituted raspberry gelatin and raspberries. So easy and delicious!"

    KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 64340
    Reviewed Jul. 28, 2013

    "Here on Long Island, we are finally done with a record-breaking heat wave. After a week of unrelenting 90+ degree temperatures, I made a Creamy Watermelon pie. My family loved this cool dessert and it was devoured in one day. This pretty fluffy pink pie would also be perfect for a summer ladies luncheon or a baby shower. This recipe is definitely a keeper!"

    hchambers User ID: 7140928 205609
    Reviewed Jul. 23, 2013

    "A light and refreshing pie. I was unable to find watermelon jello so used melon fusion instead. It made the pie a pale green, it was pretty with the pink watermelon inside. I have also made this pie with other flavors like orange with mandarin oranges and strawberry and raspberry too. It is very versatile so adapt it to your favorites fruits."

    ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 140212
    Reviewed Jul. 23, 2013

    "Excellent made it for my nephew's birthday this July! Couldn't find watermelon jello so used fruit punch jello instead. Also replaced water with watermelon juice."

    patspat User ID: 3844794 44577
    Reviewed Jul. 22, 2013

    "Made this pie and my whole family loved it. They wanted me to make another the next night too. Very different and refreshing."

    [email protected] User ID: 2333245 64338
    Reviewed Jul. 19, 2013

    "This is so delicious. I made it for a friend for her birthday this month. She just raved about it. I had never heard of a pie made with watermelon. It is worth it and very quick and easy to make. I am making another one tomorrow."

    lindaconnie User ID: 1727691 48643
    Reviewed Jul. 18, 2013

    "Very good and refreshing as they said. Does get runny if not eaten in one day though. But we thought it was very good."

    carolanne1210 User ID: 3617870 140211
    Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013

    "Light and refreshing for a hot summer day! I've also made it with other flavors and fruits: orange with mandarin oranges, black cherry, and blueberry. Yum!"

    husbergfa User ID: 578849 48630
    Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

    "My brother has Celiac Disease so I made it in parfait glasses and served cookies he could eat on the side. Less calories that way too!"

    JLAsMama User ID: 5241011 56620
    Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

    "I haven't tried this yet, but I am going to! Wanted to let readers know that Kroger now carries Jolly Rancher watermelon gelatin. It's good alone, so I can't wait to try this!"

    1DomesticGoddess User ID: 2778356 89211
    Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

    "While I love anything watermelon, and couldn't wait to dig into this pie, I as well as my husband, did not care for this dessert. It just didn't have that WOW factor! We thought it was rather bland. Both of us ate one piece, then discarded the rest. I'm sorry I couldn't of given a better review."

    svetlana-laim User ID: 6765944 56487
    Reviewed Aug. 7, 2012


    shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 69893
    Reviewed Jul. 7, 2012

    "I made this and while it tasted delicious, it didn't set up as well as it should have. Maybe the heat??? I will try it again though because the flavor is so good and we always seem to have portions of watermelon left over after cutting into one. I couldn't find the watermelon jello so I used fruit punch flavored jello instead. Still tasted divine!!"

    Judy1544 User ID: 393516 94748
    Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

    "Have made this several times for guests, and everybody is always surprised and raves about it. Lovely end to a summer meal!"

    deajoh User ID: 2238135 140210
    Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

    "It tastes like a watermelon jolly rancher. Pretty good. You could easily change this with different fruit and jello mix (strawberry, peach, raspberry, cherry...)"

    Cheyenne95 User ID: 6184666 44575
    Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

    "This pie is delicious, I can't get enough of it. A friend brought a pie to work. She used cherry jello. We liked it so much the next day she brought two, one with watermelon jello and one made with strawberry jello. My favorite is actually the one with cherry jello. It has more flavor and is a darker pink than the watermelon jellon. Don't be afraid to make it with a different flavor jello. Today I made one to take to a family reunion. I also made one with orange jello and mandarin oranges. I'm going to call that Mandarin pie."

    CathyN2 User ID: 6137909 64336
    Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

    "Some wal-marts do sell individual boxes of the watermelon jello! This is perfect for a summer day! So so so refreshing! Everyone loved it! Nice choice for something other than the normal strawberry, cherry, or blueberry pie!"

    williamsegraves User ID: 3296408 55405
    Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

    "You can get Watermellon Jello at also! It seems to be a rare treat. Unfortunately, they are only sold in a case of 24. lol"

    pasfrk User ID: 759296 64323
    Reviewed Oct. 2, 2010

    "this was great! And very easy.

    I got my watermelon jello at Walmart"

    palapa User ID: 3418783 48625
    Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

    "EVERYONE TRY IT...You will be glad you did. This recipe is FANTASTIC. I get compliments each time I make it."

    jacobsons2 User ID: 2076965 55043
    Reviewed Aug. 3, 2009

    "so where do you get watermelon jello"

    makinenmom User ID: 841384 69825
    Reviewed Jul. 12, 2009

    "this pie is delish, i have made it before and everyone loves it."

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