A cookie crust is layered with a creamy lemon pudding, sweet cream cheese, and a fluffy whipped topping. This dessert is perfect for spring and summer!
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Lemon Lush Dessert

A cookie crust is layered with a creamy lemon pudding, sweet cream cheese, and a fluffy whipped topping. This dessert is perfect for spring and summer!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 18 slices

Ingredients

Crust Layer

  • 1 c butter softened, but not to room temperature
  • 2 c flour
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/2 c pecans chopped in small pieces

Cream Cheese Layer

  • 2 packages cream cheese 8 oz
  • 1 c powdered sugar

Pudding Layer

  • 2 packages lemon instant pudding 3 oz
  • 3 1/2 c cold milk

Topping

  • 1 container cool whip 16 oz
  • lemon zest optional

Instructions

Crust Layer

  • Stir together butter, flour, sugar, and chopped pecans in a mixing bowl. (A fork works really well to get everything mixed together.)
  • Press into an ungreased 9x13 baking dish and bake 15-20 minutes at 350° F, or until a light golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

Cream Cheese Layer

  • Beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar until creamy and smooth. Spread over cooled crust.

Pudding Layer

  • In another mixing bowl, whisk together pudding mixes and milk. Allow to sit for 5 minutes to thicken up. Spread on top of the cream cheese layer; cover and place in the fridge for 1 hour.

Topping

  • Spread whipped topping over the pudding layer. Cut into 18-24 pieces (depending on how large or small you cut them) and garnish with fresh lemon zest. Keep leftovers covered and stored in the fridge.