Lemon Pudding Dessert
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.
- 1 cup cold butter, cubed
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
- 3 cups cold whole milk
- 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant lemon pudding mix
- Preheat oven to 350°. Cut butter into flour until crumbly. Press into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake until light brown, 18-22 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
- Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Spread over cooled crust.
- Beat milk and pudding mix on low speed for 2 minutes. Carefully spread over cream cheese layer. Top with remaining whipped topping. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 348 calories, 20g fat (13g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 305mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.
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Mar 8, 2019
I've made this dessert numerous times. I usually add 1 cup chopped pecans or almonds to the flour / base mixture. It gives a nice crunch and added flavor. You can substitute the lemon pudding with chocolate, pistachio, butterscotch pudding mix - whatever your preference. It's a great dessert any time of the year, and never lasts long around my family. It's always a hit at potluck dinners.
Mar 20, 2018
Easy dessert to make. My family isn’t fond of lemon, so I substituted cooked chocolate pudding and it didn’t last long
Feb 25, 2018
I have been making this many years. I use COOKED pudding, better flavor. It never lasts long, everyone loves it!
Feb 25, 2018
Excellent and Easy!
Nov 12, 2017
I've been making this for years. Everyone loves it. I also lightly greased bottom of baking dish as in the past it was hard to cut. I use sugar-free pudding mix and light cool-whip. Remove from refrigerator an hour before serving for easier cutting. Going to try a graham cracker crust instead of the flour for a change.
Aug 29, 2017
Easy dessert for a Sunday dinner. Everyone really liked it and the pan was empty when it was time to do dishes! The lemon flavor was nice and subtle. A keeper for sure!
Aug 2, 2017
I made this recipe for my daughter's b-day because she likes lemon flavored desserts but this was disappointing. I decided to use this recipe because it had a lot of great reviews but from now on i will not judge a recipe by a review. If you want a real lemony flavor this is not the recipe you want. Also, the cream cheese and lemon layers don't really come through. I tried zesting a lemon to amp up the lemon flavor but I would suggest finding a lemon curd recipe instead. Everything just tastes very bland. I have never liked negative reviews but hopefully this helps someone else.
Jul 25, 2017
This was so good! Like another reviewer, I wondered about the shortbread crust without sugar, but with the sweet cream cheese and pudding layers, along with the whipped topping, it was perfect! A great dessert, especially for summer. My family loved it and this will be in my "go to" file for easy desserts. Absolutely delicious!
Jul 21, 2017
Easy to make and taste great. They didn't last long around our house.
Jul 17, 2017
This is such a simple dessert, but every time I make it, my guests rave about it.