When I was living with my parents and in my later years of high school, there was a watermelon Jello pie recipe that I just loved. I made it at family gatherings and a few cookouts over the years. I haven’t been able to find watermelon Jello anymore, but this particular recipe will accomodate any flavor of Jello.
So, I decided to try a chocolate raspberry Jello pie. Everything was done exactly the same as the watermelon pie recipe, except I used a chocolate graham cracker crust and raspberry Jello (and of course, I didn’t decorate the pie like a watermelon!).
The only thing I did that was not in the recipe was to spread a layer of warmed hot fudge topping on the pie crust. I let it harden back up in the refrigerator before pouring over the pie filling. However, I found that the fudge layer did not stay solid as I expected at the bottom of the filling – it poured out when I cut the pie! So I would not add the hot fudge layer next time.
I drizzled a good amount of chocolate sauce over the pie before serving as well! It was so yummy, and brought back memories from the watermelon pie days.
If you’re after a very cooling and light dessert this summer, this pie, in any Jello flavor you want, would be the perfect choice.