Lemon Lush Dessert

A cookie crust is layered with a creamy lemon pudding, sweet cream cheese, and a fluffy whipped topping. This dessert is perfect for spring and summer!

Lemon Lush Dessert

Ingredients
Crust Layer
  1. 1 c butter softened, but not to room temperature
  2. 2 c flour
  3. 1/4 c sugar
  4. 1/2 c pecans chopped in small pieces

Cream Cheese Layer
  1. 2 packages cream cheese 8 oz
  2. 1 c powdered sugar

Pudding Layer
  1. 2 packages lemon instant pudding 3 oz
  2. 3 1/2 c cold milk

Topping
  1. 1 container cool whip 16 oz
  2. lemon zest optional

Instructions
Crust Layer
  • Stir together butter, flour, sugar, and chopped pecans in a mixing bowl. (A fork works really well to get everything mixed together.)
  • Press into an ungreased 9x13 baking dish and bake 15-20 minutes at 350° F, or until a light golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
Cream Cheese Layer
  • Beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar until creamy and smooth. Spread over cooled crust.