Lemon Pudding Dessert Recipe
- 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
- 1. 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.
- 2. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Spread over cooled crust.
- 3. 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. Yield: 16 servings.
1 piece: 348 calories, 20g fat (13g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 305mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.
Reviews for Lemon Pudding Dessert
"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."
"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!"
"easy to make and taste great. They didn't last long around our house."
"This is such a simple dessert, but every time I make it, my guests rave about it."
"My mom loves lemon so I made this for her yesterday for her birthday. I was a little nervous about the crust being just butter and flour, I lost my pastry blender so the butter didn't seem to distribute enough using just knives then a fork. Minus one part being mostly melted butter, it came out fine. I used 1/3 less fat cream cheese and added the juice of 1/2 a small lemon. After the fact, I thought I should have added lemon zest to the crust. I used 1% milk for the pudding and light cool whip for the topping. It came out really good! It's perfect for spring or summer. It was light and refreshing. I might make it again for a potluck lunch this Friday!"
"What a fantastic dessert! I made it for Easter dessert instead of my usual cake or pie and everyone loved it. It's not too sweet or too tart; just the right balance if you get all the layers in one bite. My granddaughter asked if we could make it again using pistachio instead of the lemon. Since we both love pistachio I thought it was a great suggestion. I think butterscotch pudding would be excellent as well."
"Made this to take to a potluck dinner at friends' house - big hit! Did make a couple changes: made a graham cracker crust rather than shortbread - personal preference. Also, used real whipping cream rather than whipped topping and added some lemon zest to whipped cream for additional lemon flavor. Terrific recipe and very easy to make."
"Is the shortbread crust ok without any sugar in it?"
"We really enjoyed the recipe. I used cake and pastry flour the first time and I don't think the butter was cut into it properly. It didn't turn out. Second attempt was with all purpose flour and the crust was better.I didn't have enough cream cheese to put it under and over the lemon, but it still turned out.Overall, quick and simple to make. Company enjoyed it. Win all around!"
"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."
"I have been using this recipe for over ten years. I make it exactly according to the directions. I don't ever like cool whip, except on this dessert! It makes a very generous portion of dessert, and it keeps wonderfully in the refrigerator. But when I make this dessert, I always come away with an empty pan! I always bring lots of copies of the recipe too, because people just love it. This has become a traditional family favorite. Perfect with an Easter Ham dinner. It is light and refreshing. Just the right amount of sweetness. Kids and adults gobble it up!"
"While we enjoyed this dessert after Easter supper, I should have followed the recommendation of another individual that commented. When I make it again, I will only make half a crust recipe as it is just too thick the way it is. Otherwise, it tastes great and is just right after a big meal!"
"The family loved it. Not too heavy."
"Very easy,turned out well. The bottom crust is a bit too thick, would leave about 1/2-3/4 cup out of crust portion."
"This dessert is delicious! For a lighter version, you can make it with sugar-free pudding, lite whipped topping, and 1/3 less fat cream cheese. It tastes just as yummy!"