I LOVE SUMMER! Living in Pennsylvania, we had a miserable, cold, snowy, dreary, polar vortex winter. I loath the cold with every ounce of my being. Olaf and I could be best friends!
To kick off this is my Super Summer Jello Pie. I know, stay with me here. I saw a recipe for a jello/cheesecake pie on pinterest. It sounded awesome minus the fact that I’m not the biggest cheesecake fan in the world. So I tweaked it a bit. This would be perfect for a summer picnic/get together.
- 1 stick of butter
- 2 packs graham crackers
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups chopped strawberries
- 1 cup blue berries
- Heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Dash of cinnamon
- 1 pack of strawberry jello
- 1/2 tablespoon of vanilla pudding mix
The greatest part about this recipe is that you can make the filling ANYWAY YOU WANT! I chose strawberry jello, strawberries and blue berries. There are so many flavors of jello and fruit combinations- you really can’t go wrong!
The first 4 things to do- get a mixing bowl in the freezer, get your heavy whipping cream to the bottom of your fridge (it’s the coldest there), melt your butter and your oven preheated to 325.
- Crush you graham crackers so that there are no chunks. To these add the whole stick of melted butter and 1/4 cup of sugar. Mix until well combined. Dump and smoosh this mix into a pie dish. Slide the crust into the oven for 10-12 minutes.
- While the crust is baking get the water boiling for the jello. While you’re waiting for that to happen, start cutting up our strawberries. I left mine nice and big instead of dicing them up tiny. I left the blue berries whole.
- Pull the crust out of the oven, after mixing the jello together let them both sit out to cool. You need the jello to start setting but not completely firm for this to work.
- As everything is cooling pull out your chilled bowl and heavy whipping cream. With a stand mixer, handheld or whisk begin whisking the heavy whipping cream until it starting to thicken up and hold its shape.
- At this point I add a splash of vanilla, a dash of cinnamon, the powdered sugar and vanilla pudding mix. I don’t add too much sugar to the whipped cream because of how sweet the jello and fruit are. The vanilla pudding mix helps the whipped cream keep its body and hold up instead of deflating and turning back into a puddle of cream.
- By now your jello should be the consistency of about syrup and the crust cooled. I added a thin layer of whipped cream on the bottom and then added my strawberries and blue berries.
- Slowly pour the jello into the pie dish over the fruit. The whipped cream will swirl up a bit. THIS IS OK! It’s kind of pretty AND yummy.
- Place in the fridge to finish setting up.
- Serve with your homemade whipped cream and some jimmies on top for a nice, cool, relatively healthy summer treat! 🙂
I’d post a picture of the finished product but SOMEBODY and his roommate annihilated it before I could get one! I think you’ve got the idea though.
Enjoy your nice SUMMER treat!