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Cool 'n Easy Pie Recipe
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Cool 'n Easy Pie

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"My mom use to always make this pie, because of my allergies to milk-fat."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 day


  1. In large bowl, stir boiling water into gelatin at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Mix cold water and ice to measure 3/4 cup. Add to gelatin, stirring until slightly thickened. Remove any remaining ice.
  2. Stir in whipped topping with wire whisk until smooth. Refrigerate 15 to 20 minutes or until mixture is very thick and will mound. Spoon filling into crust. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Garnish with sliced strawberries before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 30, 2003

This is a quick and easy recipe that my husband enjoyed immensely. It has become a permenant addition to our menu. The recipe must be follow precisely or it will not chill correctly and you will have a runny pie. However, I have changed using the ice cubes to just adding 3/4 cup water and have found that works better. I also have added a layers of sliced strawberries to the pie and garnished with kiwi. It definitely a good recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 14, 2003

I followed this recipe exactly and in the 15-20 minutes it was in the fridge, a large portion of liquid separated out and sat at the bottom of the bowl. I had to throw the whole thing out and start over. I don't think the whipped topping should be stirred in with a wire wisk; it should be gently folded in with a rubber scraper.

Apr 14, 2003

I eliminated the strawberries and used the fat-free whipped topping to lower the calorie count. Overall, this is a pretty easy recipe...but you MUST follow it exactly or do as the other review said and cut back on the water/ice mixture...or it will be runny.

Nov 21, 2008

This was so easy to make and my family loved it with fresh strawberries. I have made it a few times and will make it again once the season starts.

Jan 12, 2005

An easy no-bake pie, however, I would substitute the ice cubes for 1/2 cup of cold water as the ice cubes gelled the gelatin and did not mix well with the cool whip in the end. I used Strawberry Cool Whip which made the pie taste even more intensely strawberry... a kid's pie with little appeal otherwise, i found.

Oct 13, 2005

Tastes great but I can only rate this at 3 stars because it is not truly a dairy free recipe. Whipped topping has sodium "caseinate" in it which is a dairy protein. The author of this recipe said that she had an allergy to milk-fat but there are many dairy proteins that are not fat byproducts and they cannot be eaten by people with dairy intolerances... be careful!

Apr 10, 2005

We love this recipe at our house. There are never any leftovers. As far as another reviewer saying it was a kid's recipe, ofrget it. It was a huge success at Easter. I do use the fat free whip cream, and like everyone else said, follow the recipe closely.

Nov 29, 2004

awesome! i 6 of these for a christmas party to feed teenagers and they absolutly loved it.


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  • Calories
  • 264 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 13.7 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 201 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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