Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Strawberry Cool Whip Pie

Happy Pi day!! 3.14! I didn't have a lot of time to spend making a fancy pants pie this week so I made this Strawberry Cool Whip Pie. This pie is so easy to make and tastes delicious. If you want to make it even easier you can buy a pre-made graham cracker pie crust. It was really good made with regular graham crackers, but I think next time I will make it with chocolate graham crackers. I love the combo of chocolate and strawberries! This recipe is also very versatile. You could really use any flavor of Jell-O and have good results. For summer, I might try using lime Jell-O and mix in chopped, fresh strawberries to make sort of a play on a strawberry limeade, one of my moms favorite drinks!  Happy Pi Day, it's been a real slice! 

Strawberry Cool Whip Pie

  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/4 graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine 
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 package (4 serving) strawberry Jell-O
  • Ice cube
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 tub (8 oz) lite whipped topping, thawed

To make the crust, combine the sugar and graham cracker crumbs in a medium bowl. Add the melted butter and mix. Poor into a pie pan and press against the bottom and up the sides. Refrigerate while you make the filling.  

To make the filling, stir boiling water into dry Jell-O in large bowl for at least 2 minutes, until completely dissolved.
Add enough ice to cold water to measure 1 cup. Add to gelatin; stir until slightly thickened. Remove any unmelted ice. 
Add whipped topping; stir with wire whisk until well blended. Refrigerate 15 to 20 min. or until mixture is thick enough to mound.
Spoon into crust.
Refrigerate at least 4 hours or until firm. 

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