Frozen Strawberry Pie

Prep: 25 minutes + freezing

This recipe makes two attractive pies using store bought chocolate crumb crusts.

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened

1 cup sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

4 cups chopped fresh strawberries

1 carton (12-oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed

1/2 cup chopped pecans- toasted or walnuts

2 chocolate crumb crusts (9-inches)

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Beat in the strawberries. Fold in the whipped topping and pecans. Pour into crusts. Cover and freeze for 3-4 hours or until firm. Remove from the freezer for 15-20 minutes before serving.

YIELD: 2 pies (6 servings each)