Lemon Delight Trifle Recipe
- 3-1/2 cups cold 2% milk
- 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant lemon pudding mix
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
- 1 package (12 to 14 ounces) lemon cream-filled sandwich cookies, crushed
- 1. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.
- 2. In another bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Gradually stir in pudding until blended.
- 3. Set aside 1/4 cup each of whipped topping and crushed cookies for garnish. Fold remaining whipped topping into pudding mixture.
- 4. Place half of the remaining cookies in a 3-qt. glass bowl; top with half of the pudding mixture. Repeat layers. Garnish with reserved whipped topping and crushed cookies. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings (1 cup each).
1 cup: 476 calories, 26g fat (16g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 479mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 0g fiber), 5g protein
Reviews for Lemon Delight Trifle
"I really liked this with the lemon cookies. It gave it a little crunch when you first ate it. It was a very good dessert that I will make again. Before you switch to cake when you first see the recipe try the lemon cookies, you won't be disappointed."
"Can you use cake cubes instead of cookies. Asking because I don't understand why the recipe calls for crushed cookies. Am I missing something? I would love to hear your suggestions or responses.Thanks,Golady2"
"This is a keeper. I used the shortbread cookies instead of the lemon-filled cookies because that was all I had in the pantry. Everyone loved it!"
"This sounds wonderful, I love lemon! I've never had a trifle w/o cake in it before, I'm eager to try this one. If I were to add cake, I would make a lemon box mix, use 1/2 to 3/4 of the cake and layer - cake, vanilla waffers then pudding mix - mmmm! I'll try it first with just the lemon cookies, to be fair :)"
"Made this for Thanksgiving dinner on my husband's side. Everyone loved it. Whenever I try a new recipe and they tell me they like/love it I always ask ,"Is it worth making again?" They all said "YES""
"This is very good and we all love it"
"This is soooo yummy and fast to put together!! I use the Lemonade Girl Scout Cookies and get raves! I have made this several times to take to pot-lucks and always come home with an empty bowl and request for the recipe"
"Made this for a summer party, its was perfect."
"Very easy and yummy! True story: I brought this to a school potluck. A few days later in the parking lot, a man stopped me and asked if I was the mother who brought the lemon dessert. he said he LOVED it and had been trying to find the maker, so he could get the recipe too! Quite the impression!"
"A wonderful dessert for any occasion. Instead of mixing the Cool Whip in with the pudding mixture, I used it as a seperate layer - a layer of cookies, a layer of pudding mixture and a layer of cool whip. The three layers looked great in a trifle dish and still tasted great."
"This recipe can be made for any occasion, it is so easy to make and not a heavy or sweet dessert so people are usually glad they tried it and go back for that 2nd helping."
"Very easy and tasty dessert. It was a bit watery the next day, it could be from the regular lemon pudding (didn't have instant). Maybe I didn't cool it enough before adding to the other ingredients."
"Made this for a Church gathering...it was wonderful...everyone enjoyed it..will definitely make it again."
"This would be great with the lemon flavored Girl Scout cookies!"
"I made this dessert for a school lunch and it was a hit. Everyone loved how refreshing it tasted."
"This was so delicious! I recommend making it a day in advance, so the cookies aren't crunchy. :D"
"Made for Thanksgiving very good!"
"so light and full of flavor. makes my mouth water thinking about it"
"The presentation made it look elaborate, but the preparation wasn't. And it tasted great. I made it for Easter. Next I'm making it for an anniversary celebration."
"It was excellent. Very refreshing especially on those HOT summer days! If you are nervous about it being too lemony, I made it with 1/2 lemon cookies & 1/2 White Oreos."
"This sounds great and I don't know anyone who doesn't like lemon. Could you please post the recipe? Thanks!"
"I made this trifle for an office party. Based on other comments, I also made it with two packs of cookies. I cannot find lemon cookies here, so I substituted vanilla cookeis and it turned out great."
"Great! Made this for Mother's Day. I only got one serving, and then my aunt and sis-in-law polished it off. It would be a great dessert for a (fried) seafood meal, too!"
"Love it!! Big hit at my office as well. Everyone wants the recipe. I make it with two packages of cookies instead of one though."
"Delicious!!! It's been a big hit both times I've made it. I didn't have any issue with soggy cookies."
"Excellent! Everybody at my party loved it and asked for the recipe."
"My sister made this for a family dinner. I'm not a huge fan of lemon, but this is awesome. It was so delicious & creamy. We will definitely have it again & again!"
"Easy and refreshing to make. Made on a Saturday and cookies were soft, not soggy on Monday, still edible."
"This was a light creamy delight. I would definately make again. Only issue is if it sets the cookies get very soggy. I would recommend eating within 2 hour of making. That will give it time to cool but not get too soft."
"Made this for an office party - very light - everyone loved it."
Sweet White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.