Lemon Lush Dessert

Here’s a simple recipe for a delicious Lemon Lush Dessert:


For the Crust:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

For the Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup whipped topping (like Cool Whip)

For the Lemon Pudding Layer:

  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 3 cups cold milk

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup whipped topping (Cool Whip)
  • Lemon zest for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  1. Make the Crust:
  • In a bowl, mix the melted butter, flour, and chopped nuts (if using).
  • Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow it to cool completely.
  1. Prepare Cream Cheese Layer:
  • In a mixing bowl, beat together softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.
  • Fold in 1 cup of whipped topping until well combined.
  • Spread this cream cheese layer over the cooled crust.
  1. Make Lemon Pudding Layer:
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together instant lemon pudding mix and cold milk until thickened.
  • Pour the lemon pudding over the cream cheese layer. Spread it evenly.
  1. Chill:
  • Place the dessert in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to allow the layers to set.
  1. Top with Whipped Topping:
  • Before serving, spread an additional cup of whipped topping over the lemon pudding layer.
  1. Garnish (Optional):
  • Garnish with lemon zest for a burst of citrus flavor.
  1. Serve:
  • Cut into squares and serve chilled.

Enjoy this delightful Lemon Lush Dessert, a perfect combination of creamy and citrusy layers!

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