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How to make strawberry pie with pecan crust from heaven recipe

Updated on June 11, 2013
So good it almost has angel's wings.
So good it almost has angel's wings. | Source

Just in time for Christmas!

Year after year, my family gathers together at my grandparent's house on Christmas morning for fellowship and remembrance. We all marvel at the Christmas village display my grandmother made out of ceramic that adds so much to the already fun atmosphere. My mother takes it upon herself to make this dish and please the masses that would attend. In the midst of pecan, chocolate, and lemon pies.....the strawberry pie is what makes our hearts beat the fastest.

There's nothing quite like a great time of fellowship among friends and family, singing, sharing stories, and enjoying good food. This particular pie, for me, is the sweet exclamation point on our time together. The funny thing is, we as a family all agree on one thing, the sweet pecan crust was what we look forward to the most!

So for me to share this recipe with you my friends, is for me to share good memories, great taste, and my reminiscing heart all in one.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour 30 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 1 hour 45 min
Yields: 12
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Ingredients for Strawberry PIe.

  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 sticks Oleo (margarine, Parkay), melted
  • 1 cup Pecans, chopped
  • 2 blocks Cream Cheese
  • 12 oz. container Cool Whip
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 container FRESH Strawberries
  • 1 container Strawberry glaze.

Step by Step Pictures.

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Brown sugar.  Chopping pecans FlourMixing flour with brown sugar.Mixing pecans with flour and brown sugar. The after-mix. Pour melted Oleo into mix. Your Pecan crust mix is ready to be poured.  Pour crust mix into 13 x 9 inch glass dish.Pecan crust.  Makes me want to eat the picture.Self-explanatory.Cool whip.Doesn't need a caption. Mixing with fork at first. Switch to Mixer, mix until creamy. Pour filling onto crust.  Filling on crust. Spread filling out smoothly.Sliced strawberries.Mix glaze and strawberries.  Strawberry topping on filling.  Spread out evenly and refrigerate
Brown sugar.
Brown sugar. | Source
Chopping pecans
Chopping pecans | Source
Flour
Flour | Source
Mixing flour with brown sugar.
Mixing flour with brown sugar. | Source
Mixing pecans with flour and brown sugar.
Mixing pecans with flour and brown sugar. | Source
The after-mix.
The after-mix. | Source
Pour melted Oleo into mix.
Pour melted Oleo into mix. | Source
Your Pecan crust mix is ready to be poured.
Your Pecan crust mix is ready to be poured. | Source
Pour crust mix into 13 x 9 inch glass dish.
Pour crust mix into 13 x 9 inch glass dish. | Source
Pecan crust.  Makes me want to eat the picture.
Pecan crust. Makes me want to eat the picture. | Source
Self-explanatory.
Self-explanatory. | Source
Cool whip.
Cool whip. | Source
Doesn't need a caption.
Doesn't need a caption. | Source
Mixing with fork at first.
Mixing with fork at first. | Source
Switch to Mixer, mix until creamy.
Switch to Mixer, mix until creamy. | Source
Pour filling onto crust.
Pour filling onto crust. | Source
Filling on crust.
Filling on crust. | Source
Spread filling out smoothly.
Spread filling out smoothly. | Source
Sliced strawberries.
Sliced strawberries.
Mix glaze and strawberries.
Mix glaze and strawberries. | Source
Strawberry topping on filling.
Strawberry topping on filling. | Source
Spread out evenly and refrigerate
Spread out evenly and refrigerate | Source

Crust, Filling, and Topping instructions.

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. FOR CRUST: Combine 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 sticks melted oleo, and 1 cup chopped pecans.
  3. Mix together with a fork and spread in an ungreased 13 by 9 inch glass casserole dish.
  4. Bake for exactly 15 minutes. Cool well.
  5. At this point, try not to eat the crust yet. I know it's hard, trust me.
  6. FOR FILLING: Combine 2 blocks of cream cheese, 1 cup of sugar, and 12 oz. Cool whip.
  7. Mix with a fork to start, then switch to using a mixer until creamy.
  8. Spread over crust after the crust has completely cooled.
  9. FOR TOPPING: Slice strawberries.
  10. Mix sliced strawberries with strawberry glaze.
  11. Spread over filling.
  12. Refrigerate for at least an hour, preferably longer.
  13. Serve and enjoy!

Is this one of the better recipes you've seen?

4.6 stars from 10 ratings of Strawberry Pie with Pecan Crust.

Now you can eat!

Well, there you have it. As there are many different Strawberry Pie recipes in the world, this one in particular has to rank as my number 1 favorite! This recipe is perfect for virtually any holiday or special occasion. I'll even bet you that your friends will tell you the crust is their favorite part. Bon Appetit!

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      Marissa D. Carnahan 4 years ago from Nevada

      Oh man!! That looks so good. I'm a fool for anything strawberry. Great hub, thanks!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Thanks. Funny thing is, my mother isn't the biggest lover of strawberry "anything", but man does she love this for the pecan crust! Appreciate the comment!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well buddy, since I don't like strawberries I'm kind of left out in the cold with this recipe. My wife, however, will be all over this recipe, so you made one of us happy. LOL

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Hey Bill, you still like pecans though right? Scrape off the toppings and enjoy that crust, lol. I sometimes just want to dig right through all the toppings and get to that as fast as I can. It's definitely my favorite part! Thanks for the comment, much appreciation.

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      alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Anything with pecan is heaven to me, so I'm going to forward this delight to the family cook. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      You won't be disappointed alocsin. Who knows, maybe it'll become a family favorite of yours too. It's definitely made for some great memories in my family and I pray it does for you as well.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That looks like heaven. I LOVE strawberries! Very unique with great photos! Sharing and pinning.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Thanks Tammy, it's almost heaven to me. This probably won't touch the goodness of the feasts I'll have there one day! Merry Christmas!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing, Kas!!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Thank you for reading! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it. Make the recipe and your tastebuds will sing! At least mine definitely do!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      I love strawberries! Can I have this pie now? It seems yummy and it makes me hungry at the moment. I´ll try this later. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year 2013!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      I know Thelma, it's hard not to want to reach through the screen! Happy new year to you!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Happy New Year, Kasman. Stopping in again to say that I gave this a vote!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Thank you for the vote! I just won the award, so I appreciate it!

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      Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Just in time for Christmas or any other time of the year. Just lock-up what's left of the pie at night or it might get gone! Up n useful recipie, Kasman!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Thanks a lot man. Most of the time, it ends up gone by the end of the day, lol.

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      Kristin Trapp 4 years ago from Illinois

      Oh wow - this strawberry pie looks amazing! I have never heard of a crust made out of nuts before, sounds really good. I'll have to remember this recipe for June when strawberries are in season in my neck of the woods.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      I know, I had never had this kind of crust until I had this pie several years ago. You won't regret the wait, I promise! Thanks for the comment.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      You've reminded me that strawberries will be coming from Florida soon! Your pie recipe looks fabulous. :)

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      My home state of Cali strawberries are really good too. I don't know that I've had any from Florida, but that may have to change with the next batch we make. Thanks for the suggestion and comment Rtalloni!

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      JP Carlos 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      I'm an apple pie person (yes, I voted apple pie in your poll) but I'm brave enough to explore other pies. I now it's strawberry and pecan pie, but what an alternative to pecans?

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      We have had a different crust for it before I believe. I'll find out a decent alternative if I can my friend.....and I'll get back with you when I do.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      You could try a granola crust, even maybe a cookie crumb crust, like vanilla wafers, or even ginger snaps. I can't remember the alternative that we've made before and I don't have that particular part of the recipe around me at the moment. Is it nuts that you have an aversion to?

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      Audrey Baker 4 years ago from Arizona

      The pecan crust sounds great! This pie would be great for summer as well as Christmas.

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      JP Carlos 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Pecan is not so common here in the Philippines and I'm sure it will be quite expensive. But it won't be a strawberry and pecan pie without it.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Agreed Audrey, we have made it outside of the Christmas season before but I think think its tradition to make sure it's made around the Thanksgiving/Christmas time. Appreciate the comment!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Ahhhhh, well sorry to hear that JpCmc, I'm sure if you experiment a little bit you'll find something that works for you. I don't know what nuts are common in the Philippines, but perhaps even walnuts or almonds. I wouldn't mind trying that personally.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      This looks easy to make and delicious! Always a winning combo for me!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      It absolutely is and you'd love it like crazy! Thanks for the drop by and the comment Audrey!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      This pie looks so delicious! My oldest sister used to make a strawberry pie when I was little and everyone loved it. You've got me thinking about it so I may just have to try this recipe this coming weekend! Gave you 5 more stars and voted up!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Thanks a lot au fait. This for me is about taste but it really is more about the memories it generates. Like you said, you remember this in connection with your sister growing up. You've grasped the concept exactly! Thanks for the votes and for stopping by!

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      Janis Leslie Evans 4 years ago from Washington, DC

      This is yummy and easy, a great combination. I will try this one, my husband will appreciate it. Voted up, useful, and awesome. Thanks for this one, Kasman.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Yep, I had some this past Christmas and you talk about knock your socks off yum! I hope you guys enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by and voting janshares!

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      Pamela Sarzana 3 years ago from northern Indiana

      This sounds so good, I love strawberries and pecans, have to try this soon. Nice page layout!

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