I made this for a family get together. It was very easy to prepare and looked very elegant. Everybody loved it. I was about to put away the last piece so I could enjoy another slice later. But lo and behold, I turned my back on it for a second, and it was gone! I'll have to make it again.
This is a beautiful dessert! And it tastes wonderful. It's like a massive strawberry cheesecake, only there's more whipped cream in it so it's not as dense. I did a few things differently. First, I could not find any ladyfingers and I really didn't want to make them, so I used Hostess's Coconut cookies. They're about three inches high (which is the height of a ladyfinger). In the bottom of the springpan I layered them as best I could then crumbled some up and mixed it with butter and pressed it into the open spaces and let that firm up in the fridge. I used 16 ounces of cool whip to save some time instead of whipping up cream. I also added some sugar to the strawberries because they weren't sweet. About 3 or so Tbsps and let them marinate with the strawberries and juice before adding the cornstarch and thickening it. As an added touch I used some of the remaining crumbs with butter and sprinkled it over the top. A wonderful recipe! Thanks!