Fresh Strawberry Pie with jello and a graham cracker crust is a summer favorite. This no-bake strawberry pie recipe made with jello is easy to make into a slab pie by simply making it in a baking pan instead!
It’s the season for Fresh Strawberry Pie! A few years ago, I remember searching “How to Make Strawberry Pie” and I was stunned by how easy the recipe is. How could the homemade fresh strawberry pie be this easy? This time, I’ve decided to make it a slab pie, throw in a few blueberries, and use a homemade graham cracker crust.
Slab Strawberry Pie with Jello
I didn’t set out to make it a strawberry & blueberry slab pie with a graham crust, it’s just because I was lazy.
I was too lazy to go the store for pie crust and I sure as heck wasn’t going to make my own. Even with my friend’s perfect pie crust tutorial, I was not interested in trying yet. I already had the strawberries and I had a few boxes of graham crackers for any last-minute bonfire S’More’s party.
I also had a few blueberries, so why not add those too, right?
To make this strawberry pie even better? I had some sugar-free strawberry jello already in my cupboard. I was destined to make a slab strawberry pie!
Strawberry Pie Jello
If you want to use regular jello, that works too, but if you’re trying to cut some sugar from your diet, the sugar-free jello works great.
Because jello is the ingredient holding it together, many call it strawberry pie jello and that’s just fine! It’s a family favorite recipe, no matter what you call it.
My family finished this slab pie-off in 2 days. I may have had a couple of pieces myself.
How to Make Strawberry Pie
- Fresh Strawberries
- Strawberry Jello, regular or sugar-free
- Fresh Blueberries
- Graham Crackers
Prep by crushing your graham cracker crumbs and making your crust up ahead of time. Choose the dish to make the pie on whether you’re making a slab pie or regular pie shape.
- 2 packets of graham crackers - my box came with 3.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups sugar (Because I used sugar-free jello, I added 1 cup of Truvia. I'm not even sure it needed it )
- 6 tablespoons corn starch
- 1 (6 oz.) strawberry jello. I used sugar-free
- 2 pounds sliced and stemmed strawberries. - I used 2 of the regular store bought plastic cartons of fresh strawberries.
- Crush your graham crackers. There are 2 ways I do this. Use your food processor or place the crackers in a ziplock bag, seal and use a rolling pin.
- Add sugar - because I was making mine a lower sugar version, I used Truvia. You use half the amount of regular sugar.
- Add melted butter and mix all together until you've got a crumbly texture.
- Pour into your glass baking dish. Mine was a 12x7in dish. A slightly larger one would work just fine.
- Use the bottom of a glass or measuring cup to press the graham cracker mixture down until it's firm and no longer loose.
- Using a medium saucepan, bring water, sugar, and cornstarch to a boil. Stir consistently once it heats up because it can burn easily. When the mixture is getting thick and clearing up, remove from heat.
- Add strawberry jello, mixing well.
- Let it cool for about 10 min.
- Fold in your fruit, then pour into your baking dish.
- Place in the fridge for at least a couple of hours before serving. If it's not completely set, it needs more chill time.
- You can make this into a regular pie pan if desired.
- Because I was using sugar-free jello, I only used one cup of Truvia. But, I don't even think I needed that.
Nutrition InformationYield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 314Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 24mgSodium 100mgCarbohydrates 58gFiber 1gSugar 51gProtein 1g
We do our best to calculate, however, nutrition information may not be accurate.
Can Strawberry Pie Jello Be Made Up Ahead of Time?
Because you want the jello to set properly, yes, you can make this dessert a couple of days before if you keep it in the fridge. Any sooner, the crust may get soggy.
Can I Top it With Whipped Topping?
Absolutely! You can add whipped cream to the whole pie and then cut and serve or add it as you cut. So by all means, if you want, slather on a layer of whip topping over the top after it’s chilled. Completely optional. We didn’t have any, and he still managed to eat half of the pan.
I’m not much a whipped cream kind of girl, so I always forget that some may expect it. As in my husband. His first question before taking a bite was “is there whipped cream?”
I have a feeling we’ll be making the sugar-free version of this Strawberry Pie Recipe a lot this summer!