Fruit Cocktail Jell-o Pie

Happy National Fruit Cocktail Day! Fruit cocktail is a favorite in this house. I don’t know why. The kids don’t even beg for the overpriced extra cherry kind. Any kind is fine. On this day though…a nice ice box pie from my head or from my mother’s head or most likely transferred there from a magazine advertisement in the 60s or 70s.

Fruit Cocktail Jell-0 Pie

Graham cracker crust
1 4-serving size box Jello (cherry or strawberry banana are favorites for this recipe)
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 #2 can fruit cocktail

Drain juice from fruit cocktail into measuring cup. Add water to bring measure to 1 cup.  Bring liquid to boil. Add boiling liquid to Jell-o powder, stir until Jell-o is dissolved. Add ice cream, stir until smooth/melted. Stir in fruit. Pour into graham cracker crust. Refrigerate until set. Top with Cool Whip. (Maybe that interesting new strawberry Cool Whip?)


  1. Ah, fruit cocktail! Does it truly have its own day? Maybe I will post about it, if so will link to your delicious post.

    I might do fruit cocktail cake, I seem to remember there was such a thing.

  2. It does indeed Lidian! Of course, nearly every food does…best way to keep up with your food holidays:

  3. An ice box pie sounds refreshing on a hot day. I like fruit cocktail in a salad made with sour cream, orange jello and cool whip.

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