Luscious Lemon Layers

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

Refreshing, cool and creamy with the zing of lemon. This is a snap to make, and tastes so good! This is another one of my 'original' creations. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. ----Crust----.
  2. Mix all crust ingredients together with a fork or pastry blender.
  3. Press into bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  5. Cool completely.
  6. ----Filling #1----.
  7. Using electric mixer on low speed, blend cream cheese, sugar and lemon zest.
  8. Add Cool Whip and mix until blended.
  9. Spread evenly on cooled crust.
  10. ----Filling #2----.
  11. Using electric mixer, gradually add 1/4 cup of the milk to the cream cheese.
  12. Mix until smooth.
  13. Add pudding mixes and remaining milk, mixing well until mixture thickens (about 2 minutes).
  14. Spread evenly on top of first layer.
  15. Refrigerate, covered, until serving time.
  16. Cut in squares to serve.
  17. NOTE: For best results, use Jell-o brand pudding mix.
  18. I have had poor results with other brands.
  19. A graham cracker crust could be substituted for the shortbread crust, or--OR use two purchased pie crusts and divide filling evenly between them, OR recipe can be halved and made in an 8-inch square pan or 9-inch pie pan.


Most Helpful

This is sooo delicious! I didn't have lemon zest so used a few drops of lemon flavoring and it worked out just fine...just need to add a few more drops next time.

Dorothy Stahl September 12, 2002

I made this for the first time to take to a club pot luck luncheon and it received rave reviews. As I was making it, I thought more of a lemon pie filling would be better as the top layer but that would have made it much richer. It is light and lemony as is...definitely a keeper. Thanks Donna!

GourmetGrandma October 11, 2010

I made this for dessert and everybody loved it! It is rich and nice and lemony. I accidently bought cook and serve lemon pudding, so I had to make it with egg yolk and cook it down, so I didn't use the 3 cups milk. But it still turned out great! Thanks so much for posting!

Sharon123 April 11, 2004

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