Angel Pie Recipe

Fruit Cocktail Angel Pie with coconut.


Angel Pie Recipe is a delicious fruit cocktail pie that is light and fluffy producing an attractive peach hue and similar to a Dreamsicle.

It is so easy to make... and makes an impression on those who chance to taste it.

I first made a version of this pie in the 1960s and did not particularly care for  it at that time.

Recently, I came across an old piece of paper I had written the recipe down on and thought I would try it again, to see if I could make it better. 

I did... our family liked it... now it's a new family tradition!  I hope you like it, too.

Angel Pie Recipe Crust

  • 2 cups Honey Graham Cracker crumbs
  • 1/3  cup coconut, finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 stick (4 oz.) butter, softened at room temperature


Place cracker crumbs in a mixing bowl. Add coconut and sugar and toss, mixing thoroughly.

Blend in softened butter with a fork or your fingers.

Press mixture into the bottom and around sides of a 9" deep dish pie plate or pan.  Bake in a preheated oven 350F. for 12-15 minutes.

Remove from oven to cool.

Place in the refrigerator and chill until your filling is ready.

Angel Pie Filling

  • 1  1/2 cups reserved fruit juices, divided
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) orange or lemon Jello
  • 1 teaspoon orange or lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond flavoring
  • 1 can (15 oz) fruit cocktail, drained (reserve juice)
  • 1 can (11 oz.) Mandarin Oranges, drained (reserve juice)
  • 8 oz. tub frozen Whipped Cream (made with real cream)
  • 1 - 1  1/2 cup flaked coconut (amount depending on whether you want the entire top covered and how much you like coconut)

Reserve some of the fruit pieces for garnishing, if desired.

Pour the orange juice in a 1 cup measuring  cup. Add enough of the fruit cocktail juice to make a full cup. Pour into a medium size sauce pan and heat until it boils. Remove from heat.

Sprinkle in Jello and stir until it gelatin dissolves, about 2-3 minutes. 

Stir in other 1/2 cup juice. Add enough water to make the 1/2 cup liquid, if necessary. Stir if flavorings.

Cool mixture if it is still warm.

Place Jello in the refrigerator until the mixture gels to a little thicker than unbeaten egg whites.  (About 40 minutes.

Can spread out in an oblong glass baking dish to hasten the gel.

Remove from the refrigerator and beat in a mixer on high speed until it is gelatin is light colored and fluffy.

Takes about 2 minutes.

Pour into prepared crust. Sprinkle coconut on top and garnish with reserved fruits. 

Chill in refrigerator several hours or over night.  Serve cold.  Store leftovers in refrigerator.

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