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State Fair Watermelon Pie

There’s no bigger foodie paradise than the state fair.

You can find a slew of delectable options at the fair. From the classics (smoked turkey legs and lemonade) to the bizarre (beef sundaes and deep fried crickets), the fair is truly America’s mecca of food.

Every state has unique food options, but I think the Oklahoma State Fair might have the best. There’s a food judging contest held every year called the Great Taste of the Fair where each concession vendor can enter items into best savory, best sweet, best new item and best food all around.

One of the vendors comes out on top almost every year: Cutie Pie’s.

They make some incredible pies (hence the name) but my absolute favorite is their watermelon pie. It’s won best sweet dish a few times, including last year’s fair.

Cutie Pie’s watermelon pie is VERY worthy of those awards.

The pie is creamy and so incredibly refreshing when you’re walking around with sweat dripping down your back at the fair. It both quenches your thirst and alleviates your sweet tooth craving. It’s an incredible pie that I can’t just wait around once a year for as well.

Luckily, watermelon pie isn’t a hard recipe to find. I spotted several online that followed similar recipes so I used one and adapted it to how I think Cutie Pie’s makes theirs.

Most watermelon pie recipes call for cubed watermelon, but I pureed my watermelon into very small chunks. I also pressed out a lot of the water and sent the melon through a strainer so I could get it as dry as possible. You want the gelatin in your pie to set, and having too much liquid might hinder that.

Cutie Pie’s tops their pie with a mound of whipped cream and sprinkles. I opted to put whipped cream around the edge of the pie instead and decorate it with green and pink sanding sugar.

I hope this solves your craving for a watermelon pie like it did mine.

By the way, the Oklahoma State Fair runs from September 15-25 this year. Make sure to stop by Cutie Pie’s to search for their epic pies. I also highly recommend the animal cracker pie!

Watermelon Pie

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A cool and refreshing summer icebox pie made of watermelon and whipped cream.


  • 3 oz. watermelon gelatin
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 (12 oz.) tub of whipped topping, plus more for topping
  • 2 cups lightly pureed watermelon
  • 1 (9″) graham cracker pie crust
  • Directions

    1. Place pureed watermelon in a strainer and strain out most of the juice. Pat watermelon dry and set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together watermelon gelatin and boiling water. Whisk for 3-4 minutes.
    3. Let gelatin come to room temperature and then stir in the whipped topping.
    4. Fold in pureed watermelon.
    5. Pour watermelon pie filling into graham cracker crust. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
    6. Decorate top of pie with extra whipped cream, sprinkles and small pieces of watermelon, if desired.

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