Layered Lemon Pudding Dessert

Luscious Lemon Layer

The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

  • Total: 2 hrs 25 mins
  • Prep: 2 hrs 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 12 to 18 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
238 Calories
14g Fat
25g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 to 18 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 238
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 201mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 5g
Calcium 124mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

For a creamy yet light and refreshing dessert, give this layered lemon dessert recipe a try. Alternating layers of zingy lemon pudding combine with creamy sweetened cream cheese mousse for a delicious treat that is perfect for celebrating springtime and warmer days. It's tangy, sweet, and super easy to make. You only need a few ingredients and it whips together in no time at all.

The dessert is similar to the chocolate delight dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 cups whipped cream or thawed frozen whipped topping (divided)
  • 3 (4 serving sized) boxes instant lemon pudding
  • 5 cups cold milk

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Luscious Lemon Layer
    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Crumble together the flour and margarine. Blend together in a food processor.

    Luscious Lemon Layer
    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney
  3. Press the dough into bottom of a 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking pan. Line it with parchment paper first for easy removal and cutting later.

    Luscious Lemon Layer
    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes; let cool.

    Luscious Lemon Layer
    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney
  5. Cream the confectioners' sugar and cream cheese together.

    Luscious Lemon Layer
    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney
  6. Fold in 2 cups of whipped topping and spread on cooled crust.

    Luscious Lemon Layer
    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney
  7. Mix the 3 boxes of lemon instant pudding with 5 cups of cold milk (do not follow the directions on pudding box).

    Luscious Lemon Layer
    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney
  8. Pour the pudding over the second layer.

    Luscious Lemon Layer
    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney
  9. Chill thoroughly (about 2 hours) before serving. Top with additional whipped cream topping.

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