This is what this pie is supposed to look like. Notice its smooth, perfect Jell-O and Cool Whip layers.
And here's the delightful little dessert pamphlet from which this recipe came. Notice the perfection of the Jell-O and Cool Whip layers in the cover dish also.
I made this pie because I'm going to a Labor Day BBQ today and wanted to bring something festive and easy. So I turned to one of my many Jell-O cookbooks (which is something of a misnomer since none of these recipes actually involve cooking) and plucked out this seemingly impossible-to-mess-up selection. I do hope it will be tasty but cannot make any promises at this early date. Still, if you want to make it, here's how.
1 1/2 cups boiling water, divided
1 3-oz package Berry Blue Jell-O
1 3-oz package Strawberry (or any red flavor, as they all taste the same) Jell-O
1 cup ice cubes, divided
1 6-oz prepared graham cracker pie crust
1 cup Cool Whip
Add 3/4 cup boiling water to blue Jell-O; stir 2 minutes or until completely dissolved. Add 1/2 cup ice cubes; stir until melted. Pour into crust; refrigerate 5 to 10 minutes, or until set but not firm. Meanwhile, repeat to dissolve red Jell-O in a separate bowl. Stir in remaining ice cubes. Cool five minutes or until slightly thickened. Spread Cool Whip over blue Jell-O layer, then cover with red Jell-O. Refrigerate 2 hours or until set.