Fluffy mousse is made with strawberry gelatin and whipped topping and piled into a graham cracker crust with sliced strawberries.

Becky
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, combine gelatin and boiling water. Stir 3 minutes, or until gelatin is dissolved. Add ice and stir until gelatin thickens and cools. Fold in the whipped topping and strawberries. Chill until mixture will mound, then spoon into crust. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

281.4 calories; protein 2.7g 5% DV; carbohydrates 36.6g 12% DV; fat 14.6g 22% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 221mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2003
I followed the basic recipe but substitued one cup of chopped frozen strawberries for the ice cubes. I also used fresh whipped cream and added a generous squeeze from a lemon as well as an additional cup of strawberries. Exactly what we were looking for! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2003
Maybe I did something wrong but when I made it the pie never really set. Also a little too much strawberry flavor for me I might try it again using pudding instead of gelatin. Read More
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47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2003
I followed the basic recipe but substitued one cup of chopped frozen strawberries for the ice cubes. I also used fresh whipped cream and added a generous squeeze from a lemon as well as an additional cup of strawberries. Exactly what we were looking for! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2004
I made this using a chocolate graham cracker crust and it was terrific! This was even after being interrupted several times once for hours. The jello set up before the Cool Whip thawed so I had to microwave the jello back to a liquid state. Then the time waiting for the mixture to mound was longer than intended. So even tho it looks a bit strange because of that it goes to show you that you can really mess it up and it will still turn out to be a family favorite! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2007
This is a really fresh and light dessert. The only change I would suggest is to add additional whipped topping on the top before serving. Once it sets up it needs something on top to make it look "finished". Otherwise a five star recipe! One more hint... make your own graham cracker crust. It just tastes better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2009
This was so good! I took someone else's advice froze a bunch of chopped strawberries and used them instead of ice because I wanted the strawberry flavor to pop. My fantastic-cook-of-a-neighbor thought it was awesome. It's rare that I have a recipe good enough to share but she wanted this one! I do wish I had made my own graham cracker crust. The ones at the store just don't taste good with a decent recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2002
This is THE best strawberry pie I've ever had. My family has been making this pie for I don't know how many years but we always called it Light and Fruity Pie. Mmmmmmm!!!! Absolute heaven!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
This pie tasted wonderful and was a hit at my house. This is a keeper for the recipe box. Instead of making it with sliced strawberries I cut the berries into cubes and mixed them in with the filling. The effect was a bit of fresh strawberry in every bite. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/16/2012
I'm rating 4 stars because doubling the strawberries will make it 5 stars. I also used frozen and chopped strawberries in place of the ice cubes. I brought this to a ribs/corn cobb dinner I was invited too and it was a hit! Even among my husband who said he wasn't really fond of this type of dessert. Easy and refreshing summer dessert! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2008
I wasn't sure I was going to like this when I mixed the jello and cool whip it may have been my fault for not letting the jello cool and thicken enough because it looked a little funky. BUT much to my suprise and the delight of DH and my kids it was FANTASTIC. Light creamy and cool. I may add more berries next time but it was a really wonderful treat and between the two adults and three kids there are no leftovers. I love how simple it is too I was able to let my girls 6 and 4 help quite a bit:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2009
To cut calories use sliced strawberries to form the crust. Try other flavors of Jello fpor a variation- Strawberry Kiwi with Kiwi on top Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2003
Maybe I did something wrong but when I made it the pie never really set. Also a little too much strawberry flavor for me I might try it again using pudding instead of gelatin. Read More
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