4.55 from 33 votes

Strawberry Cream Pie

Strawberry Cream Pie is a simple summer dessert that’s super fresh and fruity. Made with just six ingredients and no baking!

Strawberry cream pie slice being served on a white plate.


Strawberries are EVERYWHERE in the summer months. You can find them at your local grocery stores (usually on sale), at Farmer’s Markets or even better, pick them yourself! I typically buy mine at the grocery store. My kids eat strawberries like they are going out of style. I was amazed that I had any left for this recipe.

Well, I did put a note on the package that said, “Don’t touch!”. Thankfully, they listened to me and I was able to make this luscious, dreamy Strawberry Cream Pie. Maybe it should be called Strawberry Dream Pie because it’s like a dream come true.

It’s light, creamy, sweet and is like pure heaven in your mouth. Strawberry lovers will go nuts over this easy pie recipe. Seriously, it’s soooo good.

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    It’s not entirely no-bake though because you do have to cook the pie crust. I kept things simple and used a frozen pie shell that I could bake at home. I recommend buying the deep dish pie shell so you have more room for that heavenly strawberry filling.

    It has both strawberry Jello and vanilla pudding mix as well as loads of Cool Whip to give it that creamy texture. Sliced strawberries are mixed throughout.

    It may not be the healthiest dessert, but oh well. Indulge a little!

    Why You’ll Love Easy Strawberry Cream Pie

    • A creamy filling filled with real strawberries
    • Family favorite dessert
    • Perfect dessert for summer
    • Can be entirely no-bake depending on the pie crust you use
    • Easy to prepare
    • Can be made ahead

    Ingredients

    The full printable recipe card with measurements and instructions is found at the bottom of the post.

    • Strawberry Jello – Use the actual Jello powder. You don’t need to make Jello.
    • Vanilla pudding and pie mix – Use the powder in the package only. Don’t make the pudding according to package directions.
    • Water
    • Lemon juice
    • Cool Whip – You can also make your own homemade Cool Whip.
    • Fresh strawberries
    • Baked 9-inch deep-dish pie shell
    Strawberry cream pie ingredients.

    How to Make Strawberry Cream Pie

    • Step One: Combine Jello, vanilla pudding mix, water and lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat.
    • Step Two: Pour into a bowl and chill in the fridge until thickened.
    • Step Three: Once chilled and thickened, fold in Cool Whip, blending well. Stir in strawberries.
    • Step Four: Pour into pie shell and chill in the fridge until set. Garnish with strawberries and Cool Whip, if desired.

    Equipment Needed

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    What to Serve with Delicious Strawberry Cream Pie

    A strawberry cream pie with a slice out of it.

    Variations and Substitutions

    • Substitute with other berries. Use other berries like fresh blueberries, raspberries or blackberries. You can also make it a mixed berry cream pie by mixing a variety of berries together.
    • Make it no-bake. Use a graham cracker pie crust instead of a traditional pie crust. You can make your own homemade crust with graham crackers or use a store-bought graham cracker crust.
    • Add a chocolate twist. Add chocolate chips or drizzle chocolate sauce over the top of the pie.
    • Try another flavor of Jello. Swap out the strawberry jell-o for another flavor.

    Storage Instructions

    Store leftover strawberry cream pie in the refrigerator. Make sure you loosely cover it in aluminum foil or plastic wrap so it will stay fresh longer and won’t absorb the other food smells in the fridge. Keep it for 2 to 3 days.

    Can I Freeze?

    You can freeze strawberry jello pie, but keep in mind that texture of the cream filling won’t be the same. If that doesn’t bother you, you can store the pie in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw the pie in the fridge overnight before serving.

    A slice of strawberry cream pie on a plate.

    Tips and Tricks

    • Look for ripe strawberries. They’ll be juicy and sweet in your pie.
    • Pre-bake the crust ahead of time. Let the crust cool completely before using it in the recipe.
    • Make sure you chill. For best results, chill overnight or at least for 4 hours. The longer it chills, the easier it will be to cut into slices.
    • Add your toppings just before serving. This way your strawberries and whipped cream will be nice and fresh.

    Types of Strawberry Pies

    A slice of strawberry cream pie on a plate with a fork and bite off the end.

    FAQ

    Can I Make My Own Crust?

    Yes, you can definitely make your own homemade pie crust! I usually don’t make my own pie dough, but I bet it would even that much more amazing if you did!
    Try a flaky pie crust, sweet and salty graham cracker crust or a buttery crust.

    Can I Use Homemade Whipped Cream?

    You can use homemade whipped cream for the topping. If you want to use homemade whipped cream for the filling (instead of Cool Whip), you’ll need to use homemade stabilized whipped cream so it holds its shape.

    A slice of strawberry cream pie and the whole pie with a slice out.

    Strawberry Desserts

    You’ll also like these easy recipes: Kool Aid Pie, Fudge Pie, Instant Pot Strawberry Jam, Classic Lemon Pie, Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie and Sugar Pie.

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    4.55 from 33 votes

    Strawberry Cream Pie

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 6
    Prep Time 4 hours
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
    A simple summer dessert that's super fresh and fruity. Made with just six ingredients and no baking!

    Ingredients
     
     

    • 1 package strawberry Jello 4 serving size
    • 1 package vanilla pudding and pie mix 4 serving size
    • 2 cups water
    • 1 tsp lemon juice
    • 1 ½ cups Cool Whip
    • 1 cup sliced strawberries
    • 1 9 inch baked deep dish pie shell cooled

    Instructions

    • Combine Jello, vanilla pudding mix, water and lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Pour into a bowl and chill in the fridge until thickened.
    • Once chilled and thickened, fold in Cool Whip, blending well. Stir in strawberries.
    • Pour into pie shell and chill in the fridge until set. Garnish with strawberries and Cool Whip, if desired.

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    Nutrition

    Serving: 1slice | Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 54.3g | Protein: 3.9g | Fat: 14.6g | Saturated Fat: 5.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.3g | Cholesterol: 12.8mg | Sodium: 267.9mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 21.2g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Desserts
    Cuisine American
    Keyword cream pie, strawberry cream pie, strawberry pie

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    50 Comments

    1. instant strawberry jello too?

        1. Is the pudding cooked or instant pudding? Do you mix jello and dry pudding mix together with just the water?

          1. It’s the instant pudding box – just add the powder itself. Add the jello powder in step 1 along with the other listed ingredients: Combine Jello, vanilla pudding mix, water and lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium heat.

            1. Barb Braun says:

              Stacie, you said it’s the instant pudding but it has to be the pudding and pie filling to be able to cook it. Instant doesn’t cook up.

            2. Oops yes, Barb is right! I’m sorry! It is the pudding and pie mix not the instant variety.

    2. 5 stars
      And what’s the lemon for?
      What does it do?
      Do you taste it?

      1. You won’t taste the lemon. It’s used to brighten the flavor of the strawberries.

    3. I am going to try blueberry jello. Wish me luck.. Hoping it works..

    4. Donna Bailey says:

      So it is the cooked pudding. NOT the instant, right?

      1. Yes, don’t use the instant pudding. It’s the powder from the cooked pudding package that you use.

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