This is a summer favorite from my childhood! Sliced strawberries, mixed with whipped cream and gelatin for texture, on top of a yummy graham cracker crust.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
15 mins
2 hrs
2 hrs 35 mins
1 pie


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


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and melted butter in a mixing bowl; mix until evenly moistened and press into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the crust is lightly browned and smells toasted, about 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool.

  • Soak gelatin in cold water for 3 minutes. Heat the water and gelatin in the top of a double boiler set over simmering water, stirring frequently, until gelatin is completely dissolved.

  • Beat whipping cream in a chilled glass or metal bowl until soft peaks form.

  • Stir strawberries and 1/3 cup sugar together in a bowl. Pour gelatin mixture over strawberries. Gently fold in whipped cream until incorporated. Pour filling into baked pie shell and chill in the refrigerator until set, at least 2 hours.

Cook's Note:

Do not over-whip or add extra sugar to the cream; it gets gritty and the sugar with the strawberries is enough.

Nutrition Facts

257 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 24.2g 8% DV; fat 17.9g 28% DV; cholesterol 56mg 19% DV; sodium 116mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
Yummiest PIe Ever. Aunt Barbara got this recipe from Grandma Dottie. Been in the family since the 50's. Read More
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Yummiest PIe Ever. Aunt Barbara got this recipe from Grandma Dottie. Been in the family since the 50's. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Boy I hate people that say they loved or hated a recipe and changed it... but here I go. I knew I wanted to make something like this- I had a graham cracker crust strawberries and whipping cream and an impromptu cookout with the neighbors in 2 hours. This worked perfectly. I made the following modifications: I didn't have unflavored gelatin so I used strawberry flavored. I also really wanted more strawberry so added an additional half cup. The filling was then pink so I spread some plain white whipped topping on top and topped with some sliced decorative strawberries and sugar. The neighbors were quite impressed and happy with it. 2 hours was enough to mostly solidify it but more time would probably be better. I'll definitely make it again- it was cool and refreshing for a cookout. Read More