Grandma’s Recipe for Strawberry Pie with Jello

This easy strawberry pie with fresh strawberries in a refrigerated jello filling make this homemade pie a favorite, refreshing dessert.  

When it comes to berry pie recipes, Grandma’s Recipe for Strawberry Pie with Jello is at the top of the list for me.

Picture of whole strawberry pie with jello with strawberries around it.

We used to love it when Grandma would call us and tell us it was ready to eat!

This is her recipe for Strawberry Pie with Jello, and it was one of the first recipes I ever wrote down in my very own recipe book journal.

Grandma’s Recipe for Strawberry Pie with Jello

This recipe is super easy to make, with a homemade pie crust that is no roll! It’s the first step to this delicious dessert!

Ingredients for the no roll pie crust:

Ingredients for this strawberry pie recipe
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (or margarine)
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt

Step by step instructions for the no roll pie crust

Crust for strawberry pie mixed up in a large bowl.
Step 1 – Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. (It will be slightly sticky.)
Strawberry pie crust being patted into a pie plate.
Step 2 – Pat dough into a pie pan and press it up the sides.
a fork poking holes into a strawberry pie crust before baking.
Step 3 Prick pie crust with a fork before baking.
a baked pie crust ready for strawberry pie filling
Step 4 Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, or slightly golden brown on the edges. Cool on wire rack.

How to make Strawberry Pie with Jello filling.

Step 1: While the pie crust is cooling, mix together the filling by heating together in a saucepan:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
a small saucepan with strawberry pie filling ingredients in it
You’ll know the filling is cooked when it comes to a boil and becomes clear.

Step 2: Once it is clear, add in a 4 serving size package of strawberry jello powder.

a box of strawberry jello

Step 3: Let the filling sauce cool slightly and then pour over 1 pint of sliced strawberries that you’ve poured into the cooled pie shell.

Strawberry pie filling being poured over a pie crust filled with sliced fresh strawberries

Step 4: Cool completely in the fridge until the jello sets and the pie becomes firm.

Strawberry pie with strawberry pie filling in a pie pan

Serve with whipped cream.

a slice of strawberry pie with whipped cream on a serving plate

More tips for making Strawberry Pie with Jello:

  • You can make this pie using a pre-made pie shell that you bake off if you prefer.
  • This recipe also makes yummy strawberry pie tarts. Purchase pre-made tart shells, bake them, and  put a small amount of strawberries and sauce in each one. Serve on cute wooden round platters and they will be a HIT at your next large group event or family reunion!
  • The filling could also be used with a graham cracker crust instead of a traditional pie crust.
  • If you need to make a dessert for a large crowd, double this recipe and place in a 9X13 dish and serve in squares. 

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Grandma's Recipe for Strawberry Pie with Jello

Grandma's Recipe for Strawberry Pie with Jello

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

When it comes to berry pie recipes, Grandma’s Recipe for Strawberry Pie with Jello is at the top of the list for me. It is bursting with fresh flavor, and using a simple no roll pie crust, it's easy to make, too!


  • 1/2 cup melted butter, or margarine
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1- 3 oz package strawberry jello powder
  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced


  1. Make the no roll pie crust:Mix the melted butter, milk, flour, sugar, & salt together in a mixing bowl.
  2. Press dough into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch pie plate.
  3. Prick the dough with the tines of a fork and bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees, or until golden brown around the edges.
  4. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. How to make Strawberry Pie with Jello filling.While the pie crust is cooling, heat the water, sugar, and cornstarch together in a saucepan until it becomes clear in color. Then add in the strawberry jello powder and stir until dissolved.
  6. Cool slightly and then pour over the sliced strawberries that have been placed in the cooled pie crust.
  7. Chill in the refrigerator until jello sets and pie becomes firm.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Updated: This Strawberry Pie with Jello recipe has been updated February, 2022 with added information.

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  1. Yes! I remember TVs with antennaes and wall-rotary dial phones with party lines! Lol!
    Your strawberry pie looks so fresh and delicious and easy to make! I love berry time! Thanks for sharing 😉

  2. This looks delicious and quick and I can’t wIt to make it- especially the crust. I have a few questions. 1) Can you use sugar free Jello in this recipe? 2) One pint of strawberries doesn’t seem like much fruit for a whole pie. Have you ever used more strawberries? 3) Have you ever made this with other berries? Possible using unflavored gelatin if there is no corresponding Jello?

    1. Hi there! Those are all great questions. I have never tried sugar free Jello for this recipe, but I’m sure it would work the same way. Feel free to use as many strawberries as you like – if the crust is too full, though, perhaps all your jello sauce won’t fit… That’s the only problem I could foresee. I’ve never made this with other berries, but I’m sure it would be delicious! I’ve never done anything with unflavored gelatin, so I don’t know how that would work. You’d have to add something to it to give it flavor.

    2. I got this filling from some church ladies years ago and make it at least once when local strawberries are ripe! SO good!
      My favourite variation is using fresh raspberries with raspberry jello. Fresh peach is also good with peach jello.
      Don’t recommend using grape jello with fresh blueberries. Lol! It tasted confusing!

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