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Light Strawberry Gelatin Pie

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
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 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 (9 inches)
  • 2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cut reserved strawberries in half. Garnish each serving with whipped topping and a berry half.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 197 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.

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  • Lily
    Nov 25, 2020

    I made this for my diabetic grandpa and he loved it!! My whole family loved it too!

  • Teresa
    Dec 24, 2018

    I can't use sugar free jello, so I use gelatin and unsweetened koolaid, sweetened with Stevia.

  • erinn624
    May 11, 2017

    I have made this pie on many occasions - I follow the recipe exactly as written and it is YUMMY! Planning to serve it at our family's Mother's Day brunch!

  • cwbuff2
    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!

  • zagris
    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.

  • DebRTR
    Jun 24, 2014

    Made this for a friend whose husband is diabetic. I substituted 9 pkgs of Truvia for the 3 TBSP of sugar.

  • sheride
    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.

  • sheride
    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!

  • mriegel
    May 11, 2013

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  • baknfool
    May 7, 2013

    Nice texture and flavor!