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Lemon Lush

Delight in the citrusy splendor of our Lemon Lush—a layered dessert that combines the zesty brightness of lemons with the lusciousness of a creamy filling. This refreshing treat is a symphony of textures, featuring a buttery crust, a velvety lemon-flavored cream cheese layer, and a cloud of whipped topping. With every bite, you’ll be transported to a world of lemony bliss that’s perfect for brightening any occasion.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

For the Crust:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

For the Cream Cheese Layer:

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

For the Lemon Pudding Layer:

  • 2 packages (3.4 oz each) lemon instant pudding
  • 3 1/2 cups cold milk

For the Topping:

  • 2 cups whipped topping (like Cool Whip)
  • Lemon zest for garnish

Preparation Steps:

For the Crust:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, softened butter, and chopped pecans. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow it to cool completely.

For the Cream Cheese Layer: 4. In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth.

  1. Add powdered sugar and mix until well combined.
  2. Fold in whipped topping. Spread this mixture over the cooled crust.

For the Lemon Pudding Layer: 7. In a bowl, whisk together the lemon instant pudding and cold milk. Let it set for a few minutes until thickened.

  1. Spread the lemon pudding mixture over the cream cheese layer.

For the Topping: 9. Cover the dessert with an even layer of whipped topping.

  1. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until set.
  2. Before serving, garnish with lemon zest for a burst of freshness.
  3. Slice and enjoy the layers of delight in our Lemon Lush!

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