This pie was certainly not easy to make. I had alot of problems with the red jello running under the whipped topping. The size of the pie shell that is called for I also found to be inadequate. It was much too small for the amount of jello and whipped topping that is called for. I was very frustrated after attempting to make this pie for our July 4th party. I ended up throwing one away, and the other will certainly not be served at the party as it is absolutely hideous! It made a huge mess trying to move the pie to the refrigerator to set as well, so I had to clean out the fridge and mop the floors when I was finished. I will not be making this "easy" pie again!