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Lemon Delight Trifle Recipe

Lemon Delight Trifle Recipe

I like to serve this lemony treat is a trifle bowl. If you don't have one, a glass 13-in. x 9-in. dish will also work well. —Kim Wallace, Dennison, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 476 calories, 26g fat (16g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 479mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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mamarey User ID: 1121217 229157
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2015

"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."

corkyy11 User ID: 4312788 225286
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2015

"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.


vbag User ID: 1135425 211763
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014

"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!"

sdeb User ID: 5934110 211762
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

"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 :)"

catsue73 User ID: 2880392 108904
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"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""

rsdsw2uf User ID: 3860865 191602
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2012

"This is very good and we all love it"

myrtel User ID: 572415 173465
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2012

"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"

melissamay User ID: 6361621 173624
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

"Made this for a summer party, its was perfect."

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 111372
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

"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!"

kimigee33 User ID: 4625486 190257
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2011

"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."

brookem User ID: 3030745 119871
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2011

"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."

MariaS. User ID: 498487 111371
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

"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."

Gaynelle User ID: 532525 192056
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

"Made this for a Church was wonderful...everyone enjoyed it..will definitely make it again."

Marcia G User ID: 4515528 129367
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

"This would be great with the lemon flavored Girl Scout cookies!"

kiki0711 User ID: 5846640 173463
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

"I made this dessert for a school lunch and it was a hit. Everyone loved how refreshing it tasted."

mamapierce User ID: 1123813 211761
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

"This was so delicious! I recommend making it a day in advance, so the cookies aren't crunchy. :D"

mapzd1 User ID: 4566601 147092
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2010

"Made for Thanksgiving very good!"

RSCochran User ID: 5316186 173566
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2010

"so light and full of flavor. makes my mouth water thinking about it"

eizabeth User ID: 5312548 187872
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

"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."

M.RAGER User ID: 5318225 173565
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2010

"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."

Sueszoo User ID: 416469 111368
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2010


Sueszoo User ID: 416469 189156
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2010

"This sounds great and I don't know anyone who doesn't like lemon.  Could you please post the recipe?  Thanks!"

mommamcd User ID: 2735075 173459
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2010

"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."

amb4366 User ID: 3282193 178311
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2010

"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!"

autumn79 User ID: 5006542 190255
Reviewed May. 7, 2010

"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."

Nancysue2 User ID: 242965 191601
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"Delicious!!! It's been a big hit both times I've made it. I didn't have any issue with soggy cookies."

tjcolbert User ID: 4646096 106134
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"Excellent! Everybody at my party loved it and asked for the recipe."

Emco User ID: 2846734 173563
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"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!"

ASHAKLEY User ID: 1984876 119867
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"easy and refreshing to make. Made on a Saturday and cookies were soft, not soggy on Monday, still edible."

nascarnurse68 User ID: 1217008 178309
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

"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."

jedamski10 User ID: 3287551 173455
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

"Made this for an office party - very light - everyone loved it."

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