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My Mom’s Strawberry Pie With Jello

READY for the FRIDGE in 25 Minutes AND It TASTES like SUNSHINE!  My Mom’s Strawberry Pie With Jello is so ridiculously good that your tongue is gonna wag out and slap your eyeballs

This is my Mom’s Strawberry Pie Recipe and I’ve been eating it every summer since my childhood, and I think you should too!

picture of the edge of a strawberry pie with jello and crust

Why This Recipe Works

  • It’s ready for the fridge in about 25 minutes.
  • Even if the strawberries aren’t quite ready, they work in this pie!
  • The strawberry pie with jello makes for a sensational taste!
  • The crust tastes just like a shortbread cookie! 
  • Its a Shoney’s Strawberry Pie!

How to Make This Pie

STEP 1.

Make the Crust and PRE BAKE IT!

hand using a fork to poke holes in the crust of the strawberry pie with jello

Make the crust and poke some holes

STEP 2.

Make the filling by cooking up the sauce.

hand stirring an orange spatula in the strawberry pie glaze

Making the strawberry pie glaze

STEP 3. 

Then put the strawberries into the gel.

 

Fresh strawberries added to the strawberry pie with jello in sauce pan with red napkin

Strawberry Pie Recipe

 

 

STEP 4.

Put it all in the pie crust and put it in the fridge

pie shell with filling in glass pie plate, red napkins

Put the glaze into the pie shell with the strawberries

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Is THIS a NO BAKE Strawberry Pie with Jello?

  • Yes, this is considered a NO BAKE Strawberry Pie. YOU DO bake the pie shell.
  • You DO NOT bake the pie once it is in the pie shell. Just put it in the fridge.

Is THIS A Shoney’s Strawberry Pie?

YES!  This is commonly referred to as a Shoney’s Strawberry Pie Recipe!

Should This Pie Be Refrigerated? 

Yes, after you make the pie, keep it in the refrigerator! 

How Do You Keep the Pie Crust From Getting Soggy?

  • Keep this in the refrigerator and that will help.
  • Eat it all in the first 24 hours and you’ll have ZERO soggy crust! 
  • Make sure to PRE BAKE the pie crust for the required amount of time! This is also called “blind bake”
  • If you are REALLY CRAFTY, you can try this little….

PRO TIP:  melt some white or milk chocolate in the microwave and after the crust has cooled, brush it across the bottom of the pie crust. This will form a shield to keep the pie crust from getting soggy so fast. It will also change the flavor of the pie slightly. 

prebaked pie crust and filling

Is It Safe To Eat the Pie Crust Uncooked?

Well, it won’t hurt you, but it won’t taste very good. 

What Do I Do If I Forget To Bake the Pie Crust and the Pie is Already Set?

  • Scrape the strawberry pie recipe out of the shell.
  • Bake the shell at 350 for 25 minutes. 
  • Dish the strawberry pie with jello insides into serving bowls
  • Crumble the crust on top.
  • Top with whipped cream! 

It’s SUPER good that way!

How Will I Know That the Pie Crust Is Done?

The strawberry pie crust begins to look a little crumbly and it is browned on the fluted edges!

the filling in a silver saucepan

Can I Use Sugar Free Jello?

Yes! You Can! 

What are Some Good Toppings For This Pie?

We like..

  • Cool Whip
  • Whipped Cream
  • Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate! 
  • Vanilla Pudding!

Half of a pie in a glass pie plate

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TIPS & TRICKS for Strawberry Pie With Jello

  • Even if Strawberries aren’t quite in season, this recipe works. The jello gives it all the flavor it needs! 
  • For a cool addition, you can add some bananas for a strawberry banana pie!
  • It is always best to make TWO pies instead of one. That way you use the ENTIRE package of jello AND you have a pie to give away! 
  • The dough for the crust looks very wet when you get it mixed together. No worries! That is how it should look! 
  • Make SURE to poke fork holes in the pie crust to allow it to vent.
  • Here’s more than you ever wanted to know about Strawberries from the USDA

PRO TIP: Make sure to cut the strawberries into bite sized pieces. Sometimes this is in half and sometimes this is quarters. The halves look nice in the pie, but it can be hard to eat that way. 

A single slice on an antique milk glass plate

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I can’t wait!

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picture of the edge of a strawberry pie with jello and crust

My Mom's Strawberry Pie with Jello

READY for the FRIDGE in 25 Minutes AND It TASTES like SUNSHINE!  This EASY Homemade Strawberry Pie is so ridiculously good that your tongue is gonna wag out and slap your eyeballs! 
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry pie, strawberry pie with jello
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 334kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes

Ingredients

For the filling:

  • 1 quart of strawberries
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbs cornstarch
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ pack strawberry jello 3 oz box

For the Crust

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbs milk

Instructions

  • Wash strawberries, remove stems and quarter – or cut into bite size pieces and set aside. Put 1-2 Cups of water on the stove to boil. Preheat the oven to 425. Always make the filling first – because it needs to cool some and can do so while you make the crust.

For the Filling

  • Stir sugar and cornstarch together with a fork or whisk in a large sauce pan. Gradually pour the boiling water into this mixture and place on stove top on medium high heat. Stir continuously over medium high heat until mixture turns from clear colored liquid to a milky colored gel (mixture will start to boil – just keep stirring until it turns milky and a gel consistency – about 7 minutes).
  • Once gel consistency is formed – remove pan from the heat and stir in the ½ pack strawberry flavored jello and the strawberries. Set aside to cool.

For the Pie Shell

  • In a 9” pie plate, mix flour, salt, sugar with a fork. Make a well in the center and pour in the vegetable oil and the milk. Gently mix all ingredients together until a dough forms. Press the dough into the pie plate and using fingers, pinch into fluted design at top edge. Poke at least 5 fork holes with the tines of a dinner fork into the bottom of the crust. (to allow steam to escape without buckling the crust). Bake in 425 oven for 10 mintues. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for 5 minutes.

To assemble the pie

  • Pour the strawberry mixture into the pie plate and place in the refrigerator until cold and set.

Notes

  • Even if Strawberries aren't quite in season, this recipe works.  The jello gives it all the flavor it needs! 
  • For a cool addition, you can add some bananas for a strawberry banana pie!
  • It is always best to make TWO pies instead of one.  That way you use the ENTIRE package of jello AND you have a pie to give away! 
  • The dough for the crust looks very wet when you get it mixed together.  No worries!  That is how it should look! 
  • Make SURE to poke fork holes in the pie crust to allow it to vent.
PRO TIP: Make sure to cut the strawberries into bite sized pieces.  Sometimes this is in half and sometimes this is quarters.  The halves look nice in the pie, but it can be hard to eat that way. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
My Mom's Strawberry Pie with Jello
Amount Per Serving
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Sodium 149mg6%
Potassium 211mg6%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 69.5mg84%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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*** This recipe first appeared on the pages of Loaves and Dishes on March 19, 2015 and has been updated with new photos, equipment needed, “why this recipe works”, FAQ’s, step by step photo instructions, Tips and Tricks, Pro Tip, Updated recipe instructions, video and nutrition information***

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Genesis 1: 30

And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so

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Recipe Rating




Kathleen

Friday 8th of May 2020

Thanks for the easy Strawberry Pie ...made with JELLO. What size box of JELLO do I use? Thanks.

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

The 3 oz size. Thanks for asking!

Barry

Wednesday 27th of November 2019

can you use can strawberry pie filling from the grocery store to make this pie, or do i have to add something to pie filling...we don't have the luxury of having fresh strawberries available

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

Hi Barry! This recipe is really just for making strawberry pie with fresh strawberries. The type of canned pie filling you buy at the store is ready to put right into a pie shell and bake. So, with no fresh strawberries, that is what I would recommend.

Michelle

Friday 3rd of May 2019

This is awesome! I will make this recipe with my 11 year old daughter this weekend. Strawberries are on sale here in Florida, and my kids love love love Jello! This looks like a perfect combination, and I think I can actually make everyone in my family happy with this recipe.

Wendi Spraker

Friday 3rd of May 2019

Hi Michelle! Everyone at my house LOVES this pie and beg for it regularly! Enjoy!!!

Moxie

Friday 2nd of February 2018

So fun!

Renee

Sunday 29th of March 2015

Yummy, I can't wait for strawberry season so I can try this recipe!

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