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Cool and Creamy Watermelon Pie

This simple pie is so refreshing that it never lasts long on warm summer days. Watermelon and a few convenience items make it a delightful dessert that doesn't take much effort. —Velma Beck, Carlinville, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) watermelon gelatin
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 cups cubed seeded watermelon
  • 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)


  • In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Cool to room temperature. Whisk in whipped topping; fold in watermelon. Spoon into crust. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Styling tip: Quick, deft strokes with the back of a spoon create beautiful swoops that make this pie look as good as it tastes.
  • If you want an extra-thick layer of graham-tastic crust, it's as easy as 1-2-3 to make your own: 1. Mix 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/3 cup melted butter. 2. Press into a pie plate. 3. Bake at 375 degrees until set, 8-10 minutes. Make sure to cool before filling.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 272 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 147mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


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    • texasczech
      Dec 31, 2017

      Even though the watermelon lovers in my family did not like this pie, I'm still giving it 4 stars. It is such a light and refreshing dessert for a hot summer day. So easy to make, too!

    • donnasgulfcoastin
      May 23, 2017

      Have not made yet, but want to for Memorial day. Can you make fresh whipped cream instead of frozen whipped cream in carton? Family does not care for frozen. If can, will submit a review. Thank you.

    • 603linda
      Aug 23, 2016

      Very good summertime dessert. I cut watermelon and put on paper towels in colander while I made rest of pie. I had one problem and that was the jello did not dissolve well with only 1/4 cup of boiling water. It stuck to the bowl and spoon. Any answers to this?

    • laleone2
      Aug 19, 2016

      Make you drain the watermelon WELL after dicing it. Place it into a colander to be sure all the extra juice is gone.Another important thing is to be SURE to cool the gelatin down completely before adding in your whipped topping or all you will get is SLUSH!The BEST gelatin to use, imo, is Jolly Rancher watermelon! It has the best flavor for this pie!This is a simple recipe that turns out WELL if you follow directions and will absolutely THRIL watermelon lovers in your family! It's delicious!

    • brookey2
      Jul 20, 2016

      Might add a little More Watermelon gelatin next time but it made a great dessert, everyone liked it

    • ferryal
      Jul 15, 2016

      This is the BEST pie ever for hot days of Summer. Followed the recipe exactly except used reduced fat graham cracker crust & light cool whip (dietary restrictions). Found the watermelon jello at Walmart, as other markets didn't carry it. It stayed in the fridge for a good 4 days. This is a keeper in my recipe file!Velma, thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us all.

    • Daradoo
      Jun 22, 2016

      Haven't made this yet but wanted to know if I could freeze this pie??

    • missdc
      Jan 18, 2016

      Very easy and refreshing....I cubed watermelon two hrs before...and put in bowl in natural watermelon juices could be used instead of the added extra flavor.....a keeper for sure....cherry jello adds more flavor and favorite....tastes excellent with cherries pitted and cut in half.

    • cwbuff2
      Aug 9, 2015

      All I can say is ditto, ditto, and ditto again! My oldest son loves watermelon - about the only fruit he will eat. So easy, too! Everybody - put this one in your recipe boxes!

    • boisegrams
      Aug 3, 2015

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