Layered Lemon or Chocolate Lush (Aka Luscious Lemon Layers)

"If you like Lemon Meringue Pie, you should try this. It is wonderful. The original recipe called for instant lemon pudding but I prefer the cooked variety. Also excellent using chocolate pudding (instant or cooked). Any time I take this to a church dinner, there is never any left."
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
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  • Mix flour, butter& chopped pecans together like biscuit dough and press into 8x8 inch baking pan. Bake at 400°F 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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    I have made this several times and have forgotten to review it! My apologies! This is a fabulous dessert! I couldn't improve on it al all. Since there is only me, I always make it for pot lucks, or when I'm having company. I will try the chocolate version next.
  2. lauretted55
    I have made this and it a lovely refreshing dessert. Will make it again
  3. Azloveit
    I made this and added lemon zest to the cream cheese and used graham crackers for the crust it turned out so good. Making it for Thanksgiving.
  4. CIndytc
    I doubled this and made it exactly as it says except I used splenda....It was really good and everyone enjoyed it.
  5. Chef pink flamingo
    excellent dessert! i made the lemon, and it was great! i had eaten it at a relatives house and decided to try to make it myself. it was easy and evereyone loved it! i used the pudding that had to be cooked, it was delicious. the lemon flavor is not overwhelming, that is what is good about it.


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