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Ingredients

Crust:
1-1/2 cups fine vanilla wafer crumbs
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
Filling:
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1-1/2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
2 eggs
2 packages (10 ounces each) sliced frozen strawberries, thawed and drained
16 ounces Cool Whip, thawed

Instructions

To make crust, mix vanilla wafers and butter and press into buttered 9-inch pie plate. Chill until firm, about 45 minutes. To make filling, cream 1/2 cup butter or margarine and gradually stir in sifted confectioners sugar. Add two beaten eggs; beat mixture until fluffy. Spoon into vanilla wafer crust; smooth top. Fold thawed and drained strawberries into thawed Cool Whip. Spread strawberry mixture over egg mixture. Chill until firm, 6 to 8 hours or overnight.

Betty Blaser
Rock Island



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