Lemon Lush is one of those desserts that totally satisfies your tastebuds on a hot Summer day!  It’s lemony, luscious, and light with a buttery pecan shortbread crust that totally complements the tangy filling.  This will become one of your favorite summer desserts!

Lemon Lush Dessert.

The other day I was in the mood for a light and refreshing lemon dessert and I knew just what to make.  This Lemon Lush not only satisfies any sweet tooth but it’s a great refrigerator dessert that will cool you off at the same time.  I thought it was also a good time to update my recipe with some new pictures.

THE CRUST INGREDIENTS (LAYER 1)

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup crushed pecans
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • dash salt

The shortbread crust comes together in 5 minutes. It gets pressed into a 9 x 13 dish and baked until set.  Then it’s left to cool completely before adding the layers of filling.

LAYER 2 INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 packages softened cream cheese, 8 ounces each
  • 1 container thawed cool whip, 8 ounces

The cream cheese and powdered sugar get mixed together with a mixer, then the cool whip gets folded in. The mixture gets spread over the cooled crust.

LAYER 3 INGREDIENTS

  • 4 packages, lemon instant pudding, 3.4 ounces each
  • 5 cups of milk

The pudding and milk get mixed with a mixer until thickened, about 5 minutes. Then it gets spread of layer #2.

LAYER 4 INGREDIENTS

  • 1 container thawed cool whip, 8 ounces
  • 1/4 cup crushed pecans

The cool whip gets spread over layer #3 and the crushed pecans get sprinkled over it.

TIP

This dessert is best when refrigerated overnight. It sets up nicely and the flavors have time to meld together.

Lemon Lush Dessert.
Lemon Lush Dessert.
Lemon Lush Dessert.

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Lemon Lush

  • Author: Cindy Gibbs
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Large Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Creamy, light, luscious and satisfying, describes this wonderful Lemon Lush!


Ingredients

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FIRST LAYER (CRUST)

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup crushed pecans
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • dash salt
  • 2 sticks real butter, melted

SECOND LAYER

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 packages softened cream cheese, 8 ounces each
  • 1 container thawed cool whip, 8 ounces

THIRD LAYER

  • 4 packages, lemon instant pudding, 3.4 ounces each
  • 5 cups of milk

FOURTH LAYER

  • 1 container thawed cool whip, 8 ounces
  • 1/4 cup crushed pecans

 


Instructions

FIRST LAYER (CRUST)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, crushed pecans, sugar, salt, and butter. Press into the bottom of a 9″ x 13″ baking dish or pan that’s been buttered.   Bake for 15 minutes until set and cool completely.

SECOND LAYER

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, using the whisk attachment, mix the cream cheese on medium speed until light and creamy and free of all lumps.
  2. Add the powdered sugar on low speed and mix until incorporated.
  3. Fold in the cool whip and spread over the crust layer.

THIRD LAYER

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, using the whisk attachment, mix together the pudding and milk. Mix on low speed for two minutes, medium speed for two minutes followed by two minutes on high speed, until the mixture becomes thick.
  2. Spread the mixture over the second layer.

FOURTH LAYER

  1. Spread the cool whip over the third layer and sprinkle the top with pecans or walnuts.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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