Well I had some trouble with this recipe. I followed the instructions exactly and made no changes to the ingredients, but this did not turn out for me. As I put the preserves on, I tried to leave a border as instructed, but the preserves spread and covered the whole cream cheese layer. I didn't even use the full 2/3 cup preserves because I couldn't. Each layer of preserves spread, but I went on and covered each layer with the cream cheese, enclosed it in the saran wrap and refrigerated it. When I unmolded it onto my serving plate a couple hours later, the layers all slid apart and it looked a complete mess. I made it for a brunch for friends, and they were kind enough to say that it looked beautiful, but it was very, very messy. I don't know what could have gone wrong because I did follow the instructions. However, on the bright side, it tasted wonderful and we all enjoyed it. I served it with plain bagels, croissants, homemade blueberry muffins and banana bread.
When I first read this recipe I thought it was going to be a pain to make,but after reading kitchenwitcherys review,I decided I would try it,it went together so nice,and yes it was very easy to do.THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Darlene
This is by far one of the best and easiest recipes I have ever found, and incredibly popular! The first time I made it was for a party, and every guest begged me for the recipe. Thanks!!