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Easy Pink Lemonade Pie

I love bringing something sweet to a potluck, but I don’t like spending all day in the kitchen. Saltine crust is amazing with a no-bake, tart-sweet strawberry lemonade filling. — Gina Nistico, Taste of Home Food Editor
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2-3/4 cups coarsely crushed saltines (about 60 crackers)
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups sliced fresh or frozen sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Lemon slices, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Combine crushed crackers and 1/4 cup sugar with melted butter. Using the bottom of a glass, press cracker mixture onto bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Bake until set, 15-18 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Combine strawberries, 1/2 cup sugar, lemon juice and zest; let stand 10 minutes. Meanwhile, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand 5 minutes. Transfer strawberry mixture to a food processor or blender; pulse until smooth. Microwave gelatin on high until melted, about 10 seconds; stir into strawberry mixture.
  • Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until smooth. Gradually beat in cream and strawberry mixture. Transfer filling to crust. Refrigerate, covered, until set, about 2 hours. If desired, top with lemon slices.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 566 calories, 39g fat (23g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 502mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • James
    May 24, 2020

    Easy to make and very tasty. Mt wife said that I have a new summertime dessert to make for either home or to share.

  • misscoffeepot
    May 21, 2020

    The crust made from saltines turned out so easy and nice. I added a bit more lemon, just because I like it. This was quick and it looks nice. I may garnish with fresh berries-but it is great just as is

  • Dr. Wendall Gendall
    May 21, 2020

    It looks good

  • David
    May 21, 2020

    I haven't tried this pie, sounds good. The recipe calls for fresh/frozen strawberries. Due to a kidney transplant, I can not have strawberries, any suggestions?