Creamy Strawberry Dessert
Total TimePrep: 25 min. + chilling
I made this last night and we all loved it. I asked if anyone thought it was too sweet and no one did, including me! I read all the reviews before I made it. I don't understand why it would set up for some people and not others. It set up perfectly for me. You have two packages of jello and only 1 cup of water. Mine set up immediately. It sliced just like the picture and it was refrigerated about two and a half hours before we ate it. I took note of other comments and added two cups of frozen strawberries I had in the freezer just to use them up. I can't even imagine how the crust could be too hard to cut? There's nothing to make it hard. I only put half the sugar in the vanilla wafers because I think a cup sounds like too much. I use a scant 1/4 of a cup when I make a graham cracker crust because I don't think it needs much either. I thought this was delicious and I will make it again and again.
I followed the recipe exactly. It never did set up. It was a runny mess. I used unsweetened strawberries and it was way too sweet. I will not be making this again.
I followed the recipe exact and it was a soupy mess. Also the crust under was so hard it could not be cut easily. The picture showed a pretty slice. Don't know what went wrong as I even made it the day before.
This was WAY too sweet for my tastes, in spite of the fact that instead of the 20 oz. of frozen sweetened strawberries, I used 16 oz. of fresh strawberries, cut up. In fact, I think another pound of fresh strawberries would help cut the sweetness and there was certainly enough "matrix" to hold a lot more strawberries. Really, it was so sweet it reminded me of eating jelly beans! And I like jelly beans, but for a whole dessert???
Everyone loves this recipe! It is a great summertime dessert, but I get asked for it all year long from my family. When I take it to family dinners there never seems to be enough. I did make one change, my husband doesn't like vanilla wafers so I use graham cracker crumbs instead. Still works out great, you should give it a try once.
Easy and delicious. Always a huge hit at potlucks.
I have prepared this dessert for the past several years and it is absolutely delicious. There's never any left when I take it to a potluck. A friend asks me to make it for her birthday each year. Easy to prepare and a real eye-catcher! You can't go wrong with this one.