Sugar free Strawberry Pie

Sugar Free Strawberry Pie

This one’s for you, Ashley!

Ok, first a disclaimer:  This Sugar Free Strawberry Pie should be more appropriately called “No Sugar Added” Strawberry Pie.  The strawberries, of course, contain some natural sugar and the pie crust probably does as well.  

Sugar free Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie is one of our family’s all-time favorite summer desserts!  It’s quick and easy as well as being one of “Grandma’s Recipes”.  (For those who may not know, Grandma is my MIL and I features several of her recipes here)  My daughter reminded me recently (because she was looking for it) that the recipe WAS NOT on the blog.  

While I am sharing the “Sugar-Free” version of this recipe, originally it wasn’t.  In fact, it is a copycat recipe of Shoney’s Strawberry Pie…if any of you are old enough to remember Shoney’s or Big Boy, as they were called in some places.  

One of the best things about this pie is….it doesn’t taste sugar-free!  So, it’s the perfect dessert for dieters, diabetics and those of us who aren’t currently counting sugar or carbs.  I have made this for several friends who are diabetic and gotten rave reviews.  My dad (who is also diabetic) requests it often, because he has a terrible “sweet tooth”.  

I love the versatility of this recipe.  The Cook & Serve sugar-free pudding can often be difficult to find but if you don’t need it, simply substitute regular.  If strawberries aren’t in season, use other seasonal fruit…as long as you can find a matching Jello.  For example, right now peaches are on sale, so use fresh peaches and peach Jello.  The sugar-free options are a bit limited because of the Jello flavors…other than that, the “sky’s the limit”! 

Here’s the Recipe:

**Very Important: You MUST get the Cook & Serve pudding.  Instant WILL NOT work.  Locally, the ONLY place I find the Sugar-Free Cook & Serve is at Walmart**

“No-Sugar Added” Version

  • Sugar Free Strawberry Jello (.3 oz box)
  • Sugar Free Cook and Serve Vanilla Pudding (.8 oz box)
  • Strawberries – about 1 pint (enough to fill the crust, heaping)
  • Pie Crust
  • Optional: Sugar-Free Cool Whip

“I Don’t Mind the Sugar” Version

  • 3 oz Strawberry Jello
  • 3 oz Vanilla Cook and Serve Pudding
  • Strawberries – about 1 pint (enough to fill the crust, heaping)
  • Pie Crust – (I use frozen but you could make your own)
  • Optional: Whipped topping or Homemade Whipped Cream

Possible Substitutions:

  • Peaches with peach jello
  • Blueberries with blueberry or mixed berry jello
  • Mixed berries (blueberry, strawberry, blackberry) with raspberry or mixed berry jello

Sugar free Strawberry Pie

Place pie crust in pie pan and crimp edges

Using fork, prick bottom of crust several times

Bake according to package directions (about 10 minutes)

Remove and cool completely

Sugar free Strawberry Pie

Meanwhile, hull and slice strawberryies.  They can be left whole, sliced or halved, whatever you prefer.  

Put in a medium bowl and set aside

In a small saucepan add pudding, Jello and 1 1/2 cups water

Bring to boil, stirring occasionally and allow to boil a couple of minutes until bright red, clear and glossy

Allow to cool just for a minute then pour over prepared strawberries, tossing to coat

Sugar free Strawberry Pie

Immediately pour strawberries into prepared crust and place in refrigerator

Cover after it has chilled and allow to sit several hours (best if overnight) before serving

Top with a dollop of whipped cream (or Sugar-Free Cool Whip) and serve

Sugar Free Strawberry Pie 
Sugar-Free Strawberry Pie
Serves 8
Great No-Sugar added, delicious dessert for diabetics, dieters or anyone. Versatile and can easily be made in a "Sugar-Added" option or with other fresh fruit.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
10 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
10 hr
Ingredients
  1. “No-Sugar Added” Version
  2. Sugar Free Strawberry Jello (.3 oz box)
  3. Sugar Free Cook and Serve Vanilla Pudding (.8 oz box)
  4. Strawberries – about 1 pint (enough to fill the crust, heaping)
  5. Pie Crust
  6. Optional: Sugar-Free Cool Whip
Instructions
  1. Place pie crust in pie pan and crimp edges
  2. Using fork, prick bottom of crust several times
  3. Bake according to package directions (about 10 minutes)
  4. Remove and cool completely
  5. Meanwhile, prepare strawberries by hulling and slicing. They can be left whole, sliced or halved, whatever you prefer. Put in a medium bowl and set aside
  6. In a small saucepan add pudding, jello and 1 1/2 cups water
  7. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally and allow to boil a couple of minutes until bright red, clear and glossy
  8. Allow to cool just for a minute then pour over prepared strawberries, tossing to coat
  9. Immediately pour strawberries into prepared crust and place in refrigerator
  10. Cover after it has chilled and allow to sit several hours (best if overnight) before serving
  11. Top with a dollop of whipped cream (or Sugar-Free Cool Whip) and serve
Notes
  1. **Very Important: You MUST get the Cook & Serve pudding. Instant WILL NOT work. Locally, the ONLY place I find the Sugar-Free Cook & Serve is at Walmart**
  2. “I Don’t Mind the Sugar” Version
  3. 3 oz Strawberry Jello
  4. 3 oz Vanilla Cook and Serve Pudding
  5. Strawberries – about 1 pint (enough to fill the crust, heaping)
  6. Pie Crust – (I use frozen but you could make your own)
  7. Optional: Whipped topping or Homemade Whipped Cream
Possible Substitutions
  1. Peaches with peach jello
  2. blueberries with blueberry or mixed berry jello
  3. mixed berries (blueberry, strawberry, blackberry) with raspberry or mixed berry jello
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