Strawberry Chiffon Pie

When Strawberries are in season this is a nice cool pie to make. Different than the normal Strawberry Pie it is easy to make though takes a little more time than just plain strawberry with a glaze on type of pie. 
Chiffon Pies were in style when I was a young housewife and I made them often, usually using what fruit was in season. In Season fruit is better flavored than out of season and usually much cheaper to buy. For this one I used a purchased graham cracker crust but you could make a regular pie crust or there are other cookie crust to purchase. How about chocolate or maybe shortbread cookie crust? Either way this is a very good pie.
Strawberry Chiffon Pie
1 pint fresh strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 envelope of unflavored gelatin (not Jello)
1/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup hot water
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
dash salt
1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped
2 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
1 - 9” graham cracker crust
Crush most of the strawberries, about 1 1/4 cups; cover with 1/2 cup sugar and let stand 30 minutes.

Soften gelatin in cold water;  than dissolve in hot water. Let cool, Add strawberries, lemon juice, and salt. Chill in a bowl till mixture mounds when spooned. Fold in the whipped cream.
Beat egg whites to soft peaks; gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, beating till stiff peaks form. Fold into strawberry pixture. Pour into crust.
Chill until firm at least 4 hours. Top with additonal whipped cream and saved strawberries to decorate.
TIP: Do include the salt. Most sweet desserts need some salt to bring out the flavor.


  1. Loo9ks Yummy and what a great pie; creamy,light & cool pie to make for this upcoming 4th.

  2. It's as good to eat as it is pretty.

    1. The strawberries are just coming into the stores here and this a nice ,as you said, light pie as opposed to a regular strawberry pie.

  3. Oh, YUM! And it doesn't use strawberry jello! I have everything to make it; I think I will treat the fam this weekend.

    1. Hi Sue, I am fairly sure you family will like it and YES no Jello involved.


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