I made this for my family's Memorial Day cook-out. I used graham cracker crusts and even used the mini-crusts for the grand children to have their own pie. These were a great hit as always! This is the first time I used a different crust and my family raved about these pies and asked me to keep making them with the graham cracker crust. I also used fresh berries. This is an easy, refreshing summer treat when strawberries are plentiful. I have never tried it with the frozen berries, but this is a 5+ with fresh berries!
I found a strawberry pie recipe once that instructed me to mix chopped strawberries with cornstarch and boil to create a glaze -- what a horrid mess it made! I ended up dumping it all down the drain. I use Marie's strawberry glaze and use my own real whipped cream as it tastes so much better than Cool Whip. Using small-medium sized berries makes for a better presentation -- turning them pointed side up.
Quick & Easy Strawberry Pie Recipe
1 package Strawberry Jell-O
2/3 cup Boiling Water
4 Ice Cubes
8 oz Cool Whip
1 cup sliced Strawberries
1 cup diced Strawberries
1 Graham Cracker Crust
Mix Jell-O and boiling water in a medium bowl. Stir until Jell-O is dissolved.
Add ice and stir until Jell-O cools and begins to thicken.
Whisk in Cool Whip to incorporate and then add diced strawberries.
Spoon mixture into crust and refrigerate for at least several hours.
Top with whipped cream (optional) and sliced strawberries before serving.