Easy Strawberry & Pudding Tart with No-Bake Graham Cracker Crust

Easy Strawberry & Pudding Tart with No-Bake Graham Cracker Crust

I'm a big fan of strawberries & whenever they have a sale going on at the market, I'm sure to buy a few cartons.  One of the ways I enjoy using my sweet, little red gems is to turn them into a simple, comforting strawberry dessert.  One of my favorites is a ~ Strawberry & Pudding Tart.  It requires no baking, can be made with regular, sugar-free or fat-free options ~ mix & match to your hearts content.  It's easy to prepare & sure to please.  Yippee!  

The recipe for the no-bake graham cracker crust is awesome for quick pie/tart making. The hardest part about this whole recipe is waiting for it to set-up in the fridge ~ that's my kinda dessert!  I make a 'faux glaze' for the strawberries using a mix of cooled strawberry jello and strawberry jam, usually using sugar-free jello.  You could easily use your favorite strawberry glaze instead.

Easy Strawberry & Pudding Tart with No-Bake Graham Cracker Crust
makes one pie


for the tart filling
  • 4 cups sliced strawberries (or more if you like :)
  • 1/3 cup prepared strawberry jello, regular or sugar-free, cooled but not set ((make up a small box of jello per box instructions, take out 1/3 cup cooled liquid (for the tart) & then use the remaining for traditional jello))
  • 1 small box Instant French Vanilla Pudding mix, regular or sugar-free  ((prepared for 'Pie Filling' ~ per box instructions))
  • 3 Tbsp strawberry jam

for the no-bake graham cracker crust

  • 10 sheets plain graham crackers 
  • 3 Tbsp milk 
  • Pam cooking spray
  • whipped cream, optional

Directions for graham cracker crust 

Blend graham crackers in food processor until they turn into a fine crumb.  Add in the milk & mix until fully incorporated.  Spray pie pan with Pam, pat the moistened crumbs into the pie pan & set aside ~ then proceed with the tart filling.  


Blend the cooled (but still liquid) strawberry jello with the strawberry jam ~ in a large bowl until jello/glaze is completely mixed.  Add the strawberries & gently toss until fully covered with jello/glaze mixture.  Set aside.

Fill the prepared graham cracker crust with the French Vanilla pudding/pie mixture ((that has been prepared for 'Pie Filling', per box instructions)) in an even layer.

Spoon the strawberries over the pudding/pie mixture, in an even layer, mounding in center if necessary.  Place in fridge & let set for a few hours to firm up.  Serve with whipped cream, if desired.  Enjoy!

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