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Layered Lemon Dessert Cups

 Layered Lemon Dessert Cups
Charles can't get enough of lemon dishes, so he loves the creamy Layered Lemon Dessert Cups.
4 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + chilling


  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup whipped topping
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup cold water
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract
  • Additional whipped topping, optional


  • In a small bowl, cut butter into flour until crumbly. Stir in pecans.
  • Press onto the bottom of four 6-oz. custard cups coated with cooking
  • spray. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until
  • fluffy; fold in whipped topping. Spoon over crusts. Cover and chill.

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Layered Lemon Dessert Cups (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt and water
  • until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened
  • and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove
  • from the heat.
  • Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg; return all to the pan,
  • stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes
  • longer. Remove from the heat.
  • Gently stir in the vinegar, lemon juice, butter and lemon extract.
  • Cool to room temperature without stirring. Spread over cream cheese
  • layer. Chill for 4 hours or overnight. Top with whipped topping if
  • desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 466 calories, 21 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 225 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.