A highly recommended recipe from Sharon! 

  • 1 lg box vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 1 stick butter (no substitute)
  • 1 lb powdered sugar (3 1/2 cups)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pt whipping cream
  • 2 qts fresh strawberries

Sprinkle half of crumbs in a 13 x 9 pan (preferably glass).  Cream softened butter and sugar; beat in eggs one at a time and continue beating until very creamy.  Spread mixture carefully over crumbs. This is a very old recipe and raw eggs were used quite often.  If you have an issue with raw eggs; bake the graham wafer egg mixture @350 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes.  Chill this in the refrigerate until cold.  Then, wash and hull strawberries; layer berries over butter mixture.  Whip cream until quite stiff and spread over berries.  Top with remaining crumbs.  Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.  Top each serving with a lovely berry.