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Fluffy Lemon Pudding Dessert Recipe

Fluffy Lemon Pudding Dessert Recipe

A piece of this fluffy dessert is pure heaven! We indulge in this yummy treat during the holidays, and I love it because you can make it in advance and keep it in the fridge until serving time.—Janice Hurd, Church Hill, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling YIELD:20 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 4 cups cold 2% milk
  • 3 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant lemon pudding mix


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, pecans, butter and sugar. Press onto the bottom of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in half of the whipped topping. Spread over crust.
  • 3. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick). Spread over cream cheese layer; top with remaining whipped topping. Refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 277 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for Fluffy Lemon Pudding Dessert

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dydeeb62 User ID: 7362970 107988
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"Great recipe for summer dessert. Cool, Refreshing and easy to make."

caleria User ID: 5311893 96376
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"Light and sinful. I had this over 7/4 and it was surprisingly light, delicately sweet and the crust needs tweaking, much to dense. All together - delicious."

sstetzel User ID: 158954 107986
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2012

"[quote user="LLBori68"]What is the definition of soft -set?[/quote]

Soft set is almost set.  So the pudding is really thick.  It's been my experience with instant puddings that you really have to beat them, I tend to use my hand blender or mixer for the best results."

LLBori68 User ID: 6537865 109411
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2012

"I tried to make this recipe, I followed the recipe step by step. But the milk and the pudding never soft-set. I tried everything to make it set. What is the definition of soft -set?"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.