Summer is here and it the season for fruity beverages, cold soups and desserts.
I love fruity, creamy desserts to prepare these days. Lemon Lush is one such recipe for people who love cheesecakes and puddings as it’s the best of both worlds. I enjoy this recipe as it is refreshing, light and tart. It is a layered cold dessert with a buttery shortbread layer with pecans, then a sweetened cream cheese layer, a pudding layer and finished with some whipped topping. The creaminess from the cream cheese and pudding, the tartness from the lemon are balanced well against the buttery layer, it is simply perfect.I would say it is a totally cool dessert and it needs to be tried this summer.
So try this for your next summer brunch, picnic or family gathering. Everyone is going to ask for more. You would need to make some extra portions ! Happy eating!
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping, divided
- 1 (3 ounce) box lemon pudding mix
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 1/4 cups water, divided
- 2 egg yolks
How to make:
Mix flour, butter & chopped pecans together like biscuit dough and press into 8 x 8 inch baking pan. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until brown.
Mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar and 1 cup whipped topping and spread over first layer while still warm. Stir lemon pudding mix, sugar, 1/4 cup water and egg yolks together in a medium saucepan. Stir in 2 cups water. Stirring constantly, with wire whisk, cook on medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil. (NOTE: if you are using instant pudding or a different flavor, use the ingredients & directions for preparation on the package!).
Cool 5 minutes, stirring twice. Cool about 30 minutes more and spread over two previous layers. Cool completely and top with remaining whipped topping. Chill.
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