Lemon Lush Delight

This Lemon Lush Delight is a cool, creamy, lemony dessert that’s sure to be a new favorite! It’s perfect any time you want a sunny citrus treat!

Lemon Lush Delight

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If you’re as big of a fan when it comes to lemon desserts as I am, then you are going to LOVE this Lemon Lush Delight! It is always a hit when we serve it to guests and I’m almost always asked for the recipe …. and today, I’m more than happy to share it with all of you!

Lemon Lush Delight crust ingredients

How to make Lemon Lush Delight

Although it may sound a bit like an untraditional combination of flavors, let me assure you that it all pulls together so perfectly. This Lemon Lush Delight starts with a nutty shortbread-like crust. It’s then topped with a no-bake cheesecake-like layer. A luscious lemony layer comes next, and finally a creamy whipped topping layer with pecans. 

Lemon Lush Delight base layer combined in bowl

This Lemon Lush Delight is the perfect treat whenever you crave a sunny, citrusy dessert! It all comes together so quickly … the hardest part will be waiting long enough before you can dig in!

Lemon Lush Delight base layer in pan

Lemon Lush Delight Recipe – Ingredients & Utensils Needed

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Ingredients

For the crust:

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

Cheese layer:

  • 1 pkg. (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping from an 8 oz. container, thawed

Lemon layer:

  • 2 pkg. (3.4 oz each) lemon instant pudding
  • 2-2/3 cups milk

Topping:

  • 1 container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, divided (1 cup is used in the cheese layer)
  • Additional chopped pecans, if desired

Lemon Lush Delight filling layer in bowl

Utensils/Other Items

  • 9×13-inch pan
  • mixing bowls
  • spatula

Lemon Lush Delight filling in pan

Lemon Lush Delight – Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine flour, pecans, and butter in a bowl until the mixture becomes coarse crumbs. Press into a 9×13-in. baking pan.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes or until very lightly golden around the edges. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric beater until fluffy. Add in powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Fold in 1 cup of whipped topping and spread the mixture on top of the cooled crust.
  5. In a separate medium bowl, whisk pudding and milk until smooth and no lumps remain. Pour the lemon mixture on top of the cheese layer. Refrigerate until pudding is firm (about 30 minutes).
  6. Spread remaining whipped topping over the pudding layer and top with additional pecans, if desired.
  7. Let chill overnight and serve.

Lemon Lush Delight lemon layer in pan

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Lemon Lush Delight on plate

Yield: 18 servings

Lemon Lush Delight

Lemon Lush Delight

This Lemon Lush Delight is a cool, creamy, lemony dessert that’s sure to be a new favorite! It’s perfect any time you want a sunny citrus treat!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 35 minutes

Ingredients

For the crust:

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

Cheese layer:

  • 1 pkg. (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping from an 8 oz container, thawed

Lemon layer:

  • 2 pkg. (3.4 oz each) lemon instant pudding
  • 2-2/3 cups milk

Topping:

  • 1 container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, divided (1 cup is used in the cheese layer)
  • Additional chopped pecans, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. 
  2. Combine flour, pecans, and butter in a bowl until the mixture becomes coarse crumbs. Press into a 9×13-in. baking pan. 
  3. Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes or until very lightly golden around the edges. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric beater until fluffy. Add in powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Fold in 1 cup of whipped topping and spread the mixture on top of the cooled crust.
  5. In a separate medium bowl, whisk pudding and milk until smooth and no lumps remain. Pour the lemon mixture on top of the cheese layer. Refrigerate until pudding is firm (about 30 minutes).
  6. Spread remaining whipped topping over the pudding layer and top with additional pecans, if desired. 
  7. Let chill overnight and serve.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1 square
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 19mg Sodium: 118mg Carbohydrates: 21g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 9g Protein: 4g

Lemon Lush Delight

Lemon Lush Delight

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