Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Sweet Lemon Lush Dessert

Happy day, my friends!
Today I have another delicious treat for you. . .
a sweet lemon lush dessert
that is simply perfect to enjoy during the summertime.

Easy 
peasy
lemon 
squeezy.




For the Crust:
1 cup butter, softened but not to room temperature
2 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 c. pecans, chopped in small pieces

For the Cream Cheese Layer:
2 (8oz) packages Philadelphia cream cheese
1 c. powdered sugar

For the Pudding Layer and Topping
2 small packages Jell-O instant lemon pudding mix
3 1/2 c. cold milk
2 cups freshly whipped cream
3 tablespoons sugar
lemon zest, to garnish (optional)

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Stir together butter, flour, sugar, and chopped pecans in a mixing bowl. 
Press into a 9x13 baking dish and bake 15-20 minutes at 350°, 
or until a light golden brown. 
Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

Beat together cream cheese and sugar until creamy and smooth. 
Spread over cooled crust.
In another mixing bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk. 
Allow to sit for 5 minutes to thicken up a little. 
Spread on top of the cream cheese layer. 
Cover and place in the fridge for 1 hour.

Add the 3 tablespoons of sugar to the cream and whip until nice and fluffy.
Spread whipped topping over the pudding layer. 
Cut into 18-24 pieces and garnish with fresh lemon zest.




And now, sweet friends,
simply enjoy!






And just to let you know,
I've added some new handmade treasures to my shop:

All kinds of goodies
so stop by for a little peek.




Have a beautiful and blessed day!
{{ hugs }}

* * * * * * * * * * *

My dear friends,
I just found out a good friend of mine in South Africa
just lost her home to a fire.
Many of you know sweet Kelly-Anne
and on her blog this morning was a post about her home burning to the ground.
Thankfully she and her family are safe,
but oh, what heartbreaking news!
You can read about it by clicking HERE
Maybe you could pop over and offer some encouragement
as I know she and her family would appreciate it.

43 comments:

Bernideen said...

I've been wanting to make something lemon - this is it! Thanks!

Sarah said...

This is one of my favorite recipes! We also make a variation of this recipe that calls for a layer of chocolate pudding and a layer of vanilla pudding, in place of lemon. Both are delicious!

cucki said...

I love it
I love it
Thank you
Yum yum
Smiles and love x

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

That lemon dessert looks delightful, but your Etsy shop is the sweetest I've seen.
Have a wonderful rest of your week,
Andrea

Mary Hutchins said...

I am so sorry to hear about Kelley-Anne's home, so very sad.

Creations By Cindy said...

Yum yum ! So refreshing . Wish I had a slice . Oh I'll pop over to hopefully be an encouragement . We lost our home in 1984 to a fire dear Stephanie . That was the closest thing to a death that I had experienced at the time and that's just what it feels like . Death . Praying now for your friend . Hugs and blessings , Cindy

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Oh my this looks so delicious! I love lemon.

Thanks for sharing the recipe and the gorgeous photos.

FlowerLady

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my! I would never turn down lemon ANYthing! That looks so good, Stephanie. And I'm going to take your word for it that it's easy and make it - maybe this weekend. :-) Thanks! I am sorry to hear about your friend's house burning. That is a terrible ordeal.

Debby Ray said...

Lemon ANYTHING is always on my list and this stuff looks amazing! There was a lady who used to go to my church who would bring this to all of the potlucks and I always looked so forward to it. I heard about sweet Kelly-Anne's horrible ordeal first thing this morning on her blog. What a tragedy that they lost their home but what a blessing they were able to get out in time! I my goodness, I can only imagine what they are going through right now. My heart and prayers are with her and her family.

mamasmercantile said...

Heart breaking news to hear about your blog friend, thank goodness they are safe. Love the look of the lemon desert, looks wonderful. You are always so busy, some great makes in your shop.

Esther Asbury said...

Mmmmm.....haven't had lemon lush since ????? My mom used to make it, and I probably have once or twice. It's delicious!
My heart goes out to Kelly-Anne - she's such a sweet person! Glad her family and animals are safe though!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I have made this luscious Lemon Lush dessert, my friend, and oh my, it's a perfect summertime treat. I've only used Cool Whip, however, in place of the heavy whipping cream, and I'm sure that your version is even more lush.
I was so terribly sorry to read about Kelly-Anne's home burning. I'm so glad that they're ok. Thank you for letting us know. Love and blessings to you.

Teri said...

Dear Stephanie, I am so very sorry to hear of Kelly-Anne's home. So, so sad. It is such a blessing that they are all safe. Your Lemon Lush dessert looks so yummy. I love shopping at ROSE PETAL BLESSINGS! Evening Blessings ♥ Teri

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Ooooh boy - I could eat a piece (or three) of that right this instant! I love lemon. So sorry about what happened to your friend - that's so sad, but thankfully she and her family are safe.

Mildred said...

Thank you for a summery, light and delicious dessert. Your photos are amazing, Stephanie.
Thanks for sharing about Kelly Anne's home. I'm so sorry.

God bless your evening. Hugs to the kitties!

Debbie said...

love the treat, and the pretty plate!! you are an amazing food photographer!!!!

Margie said...

Your lemon dessert is the perfect cool treat for the summer!

I was shocked and saddened to read about Kelly-Anne and her family's loss. The terrible fires in her region were also in the news.

Lowcarb team member said...

Looks delicious, and I love using Philadelphia cream cheese.
Was sorry to read about Kelly-Anne's home.

All the best Jan

Mari said...

Yum! I saved this one - thanks!
I just saw the news about Kelly Anne - so sad!

elizabeth said...

Happy Wednesday, Stephanie!

How wonderful and tasty does this dessert look?!?! I love lemon-flavored desserts, especially in the summer. I also love desserts that are cool and light in the hot weather, so this is right up my alley! I'm thinking that this recipe needs to be added to my notebook for me to make soon {{smiles}} Thank you for sharing!

I was shocked and broken-hearted at events that took place at Kelly-Anne's home. When she contacted me this morning, my heart just sunk so deep. How terrible for her family, but praise and thanks be to God that they are all safe and able to be in a safe place for now.

Hope you're having a lovely June so far! Sending much love to you ♥

~Libby

Weekend-Windup said...

WOW! Yummy! Beautiful color:)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

This looks so delicious! Always love your pretty table settings, too. I think I need to do a little shopping - so many cute things! So sorry to hear about your blogging friend's house fire. How tragic, but so glad that everyone is ok. Sending prayers. xo Karen

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Stephanie!

That lemon, oh does this remind me of my childhood summers. We had lemon and lime trees in our garden and my mother would make lemon meringue pie. It was best east right out of the oven (with about an hour for cooling time, of course!) because after going in the refrigerator, in a few days the meringue would slide off the lovely lemon custard.

LOOKS WONDERFUL!

Lynn Bean said...

Dearest Stephanie, your photos are beautiful! This looks so yummy and sounds so refreshing! Have a great day, my friend!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I cannot EVER pass by on a lemon dessert or recipe! Thank you for the sweetness! I am just heartbroken for Kelly-Anne! going over for a visit.

Blogoratti said...

What a delicious looking treat, thanks for sharing!

sharonw05 said...

I'm a new reader--was enticed by the picture of the lemon dessert--I love anything lemon, lol! Then, I had a look at your Etsy shop and just had to get the sweet cat basket for my new daughter-in-law who adores cats. I think I will like it around here! So nice to "meet" you. :)

{{{hugs}}}

Simply Linda said...

Oh how yummy is that, smiles...keeping Kelly Anne in prayer.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Stephanie, your lemon dessert looks so good. I will have to add this to my recipe list. It looks like the perfect dessert for a party or bbq.
Have a nice weekend.
Julie xo

Tamago said...

Your lemon lush dessert looks so yummy! I love the idea of having pecans in the crust :-)
I'm so sorry to hear about your friend Kelly-Anne. Glad she and her family are safe, but how heartbreaking to lose a home to fire.

Christine said...

Dear Stephanie, apologies for my long absence but I'm happy to be able to visit again with you at last and my, what a delicious treat you have shared with us! I believe my DH would just love this lemon cake!

Thanks so much for sharing!
Hugs to you!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I LOVE LEMON treats! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
deb

Vee said...

Today I bought a Table Talk lemon pie just to have something lemony. I could gave had this! 🍋

Vee said...

I quit! LOL! You know what I mean.

Laura Lane said...

So, can I just move in next door and come to tea often?

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear about Kelly-Anne's home. She is one of the most dear blog friends around. Such a true and lovely woman. And she has many siblings she cares for and loves. I will go over there right now to read her post. Thank you for letting us know, Stephanie. Your lemon dessert is simply delicious. The cream cheese and the lemon both add something special to this treat. Your goodies always look amazing, and you're such a good baker, Stephanie.

love, ~Sheri

Bernideen said...

I made this today and the company had me come and print it out! It is delicious and makes a huge dessert! More for tomorrow! Thanks!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Oh this Lemon Lush caught my eye! Anything cream cheese and lemony with real whipped cream, such pure delight in every bite! Thanks for sharing this recipe, I plan to use it at an upcoming potluck!

And my heart just breaks at the terrible news of Kelly-Anne and their family's loss! I can't even imagine how horrible it must be, a huge disaster in their area! 10,000 people have been displaced, and 8 lives lost. So thankful they are all safe, including their animals too. I haven't heard any more from her, but continuing to keep her and their sweet family in my prayers!

Hugs and love to you today dear friend!

Carla from The River said...

Our family loves LEMON, thank you for posting this recipe. I pinned.

I will be praying for your friend and her family.
Carla

Regina said...

Stephanie,
I'm so sorry about your friend's home. We lost our home in a fire when I was a child. So scary!
I plan to make this lemon dessert. I will try to make it without the nuts though.

Conniecrafter said...

mmmm the lemon bars sound so delicious ! wishing you a blessed week ahead.
So sorry to hear about Kelly Anne, I will have to stop by

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Lemon and summer ... they just GO together and this recipe looks so refreshing and light -- even with all the butter haha! I don't know Kelly-Anne but I will pop over and offer my prayers and encouragement. How awfully sad.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love anything lemon in summer! I read Kelly Anne's blog and was relieved that all her family is safe, at least.

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