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Monday, August 24, 2009

Cool N' Easy Jello Pie

Oops! As several of you pointed out - I totally forgot to post about the pie! What a goober!!! This weekend for Dan's sister's birthday celebration, I got a request for this Cool N' Easy Jello Pie, which I kind of think of as like a jello cream pie. It is a super simple dessert to prepare, produces a very tasty finished product, and is totally diet-friendly! I loved making this as it's so different from the things I normally make. I would definitely recommend this recipe, the entire pie was gone within minutes! And what is so great about it is that there is a lot of room for creativity - experiment with different flavors, add different fruits, mix the fruit in, lay it on top, etc etc.

You can find the recipe here. Below is what I did to make a nice cutely decorated pie :) If you're going to be bringing this somewhere, I would suggest decorating the top with fruit, or else it's kind of boring and weird looking.

Cool N' Easy Jello Pie

2/3 cup boiling water
1 pkg. (4 serving size) box of JELL-O (the original recipe says strawberry, that's what we did, but you can experiment with others like lemon, key lime, banana, etc... yum!)
Ice cubes
1/2 cup cold water
1 tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
1 HONEY MAID Graham Pie Crust (6 oz.)
About 5 - 7 Fresh Strawberries
Additional Cool Whip for decorating

Bring 2/3 C of water to a boil. Stir the boiling water into the dry jello mix in a large bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved.
Add enough ice to the 1/2 C cold water to bring it up to 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, and smooth over with a rubber spatula.
REFRIGERATE at least 4 hours or until firm.
Wash and dry approximately 5 - 7 strawberries. Cut them into slice (with the help of a handy dandy egg slicer!)
Starting in the center of the pie, cover the surface of the pie with the strawberry slices.
Place some additional cool whip into a piping bag and decorate the top of the pie.

Before Decorating:

After: (much nicer)


Smitten Sugar said...

Looks great! I love anything with strawberry! And this is so simple to whip up anytime. Love the way you can play with the flavors.

Ingrid said...

Well, you know I'm all over easy and tasty. I'm not crazy about strawberry jello but there are quite a few other flavors that are realy good.

Lindsey said...

Yum, this looks really good and easy! And everyone loves a dessert that won't make you regret eating it the next day!

Karin said...

I have to admit I'm a sucker for jello desserts. It looks delicious!

Megan said...

Oh thank you for posting the recipe!!

My husband would totally dig this - he loves Cool Whip (shhh).

Torie Jayne said...

Mmmm! Looks great, thanks for sharing, Have a great Tuesday! x

Anonymous said...

YUM. I love the piping job you did.

Marisa said...

This looks SO good and super easy!

Julie said...

That looks so pretty...wanna dive right into the middle of it. I made your PB cookies tonight...gonna post it in a bit :)

Eliana said...

Your decoration looks lovely!


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