Fluffy Lemon Squares Recipe
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Fluffy Lemon Squares Recipe

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A few handy convenience items hurry along preparation of these rich, lemony bars with a vanilla wafer crust. They get their sweet-tart flavor from lemon gelatin, sherbet and pudding mix. They're not only fun to make with my grandchildren, but they're delicious, too. —Joyce Speerbrecher, Grafton, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 45 wafers)
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) lemon gelatin
  • 1-1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1 pint lemon sherbet, softened

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 285 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 231mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, pecans and butter; set aside 1/4 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. dish. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form; set aside. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add pudding mix; beat on low speed for 2 minutes. Add sherbet; beat on low for 1 minute or until soft-set. Fold in whipped cream.
  3. Spread over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Chill for 1 hour or until set. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Fluffy Lemon Squares in Taste of Home April/May 2008, p39

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JRose66 221992
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"You can get Hagen Daz Lemon Sorbet at Target Stores. I made these for work and they are so yummy..."

kylesmom77 221964
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"I also couldn't find lemon sherbet on the day I was making this, so I subsituted lime sherbet and changed one of the gelatins to lime, and voila, we had lemon-lime squares. They were delicious!"

angmclanc 221903
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015


priscillaballinger 172435
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2012

"Where do you get lemon sherbet? I looked everywhere for it. I could only find lemon sorbet."

stylist14 87835
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"These are RICH in lemon! The crust is awesome though."

Edyne Jurai 100950
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2010

"I made this awhile ago and it was scrumptious. Both myself and my husband enjoyed it very much! Definitely a keeper!"

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