What a disappointment!! After reading all the 5-star reviews, I was quite eager to try this recipe. It definitely did not live up to the ratings. There is not enough moisture in the cream cheese mixture to soften the cookie layer in the middle, so it can't be sliced. The filling is bland and is only sufficient to reach about 2/3 of the way up the surrounding biscuits (even with an 8" pan), so it looks like a souffle that flopped. The lack of flavour is certainly not offset by the mushy berries on the top. The glaze can't possibly become shiny without the addition of sugar and becomes a sticky waxy-looking mess that covers the top. I went on faith by the instructions, suspecting that it wouldn't result in the delicious-looking dessert in the pictures (and how could it without any fresh strawberries required in the recipe??) I made this to bring to a friend's house but was too embarassed to take it along. Next time I'll be more careful to read between the lines in the reviews - when so many of them say "I changed the recipe by...", this should be interpreted as "This recipe cannot be used successfully as it is written." The five-star ratings are, in truth, evaluations of other recipes altogether.
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What a disappointment!! After reading all the 5-star reviews, I was quite eager to try this...