Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tropical Strawberry Cream Pie

42 NILLA Wafers, divided
3 Tbsp.  butter or margarine, melted
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup  sugar
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided
1 can  (8 oz.) DOLE Crushed Pineapple, drained
3/4 cup boiling water
1 pkg.  (3 oz.) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
1 cup ice cubes
2 cups  sliced strawberries
CRUSH 26 wafers; mix with butter until well blended. Press onto bottom of 9-inch pie plate. Stand remaining wafers around edge of pie plate.
BEAT cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Gently stir in 1 cup COOL WHIP and pineapple; spread over crust.
ADD boiling water to gelatin mix in medium bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in ice until melted. Add strawberries; stir. Refrigerate 5 min. or until slightly thickened; spoon over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate 4 hours or until set. Top with remaining COOL WHIP.

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