Luscious Lemon Delight

This classic, layered lemon dessert is easy to make, and will take you right back to your childhood.

Luscious Lemon Delight

Ingredients
Pecan Crust
  1. 1 cup flour
  2. 1/2 cup pecans ground or finely chopped
  3. 1/4 cup butter melted

Lemon Delight Layers:
  1. 8 oz. cream cheese
  2. 2½ Cups thawed Cool Whip link to homemade Cool Whip recipe below
  3. 2   small pkgs instant lemon pudding approx 99 grams each
  4. 1 tbsp lemon juice optional for extra tartness
  5. 3 cups milk
  6. 1 cup icing sugar aka powdered sugar or confectioners sugar
  7. 3 tbsp finely chopped pecans for topping

Instructions
Crust
  • Combine flour, chopped pecans and melted butter.
  • Make sure your pecans are either ground or chopped very finely so crust holds together nicely. 
  • Stir together until well-blended and crumbly.
  • Press into a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Bake at 350ºF for 15 minutes and let cool completely 
Cream Cheese and Layer:
  • With electric beaters, mix the cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth and creamy.
  • Fold in 1 cup of Cool Whip and spread this mixture over crust, working slowly if crust crumbles easily.