Lemon Delight Dessert Recipe

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"This sunny yellow dessert, a recipe originally from my husband's aunt, is always requested for special occasions in our family, and it's so easy to make. Count yourself lucky if there's a piece left over—it tastes even better the next day!" —Pam Holloway, Baker, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 can (15-3/4 ounces) lemon pie filling

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 607 calories, 33g fat (17g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, pecans and salt. Stir in butter. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over crust. Top with pie filling. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Delight Dessert in Country Woman April/May 2008, p8

Sweet White Wine

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

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ibinyon User ID: 2769126 173021
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2008

"This is delicious! BUT then I checked the calories, is that right???"

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