Stephanie Dodd Recipe

4-Layer Lemon Dessert with Pecan Sandies Crust

By Stephanie Dodd skeen

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This luscious lemon dessert was requested by a co-worker for her birthday. The Pecan Sandies crust is at the suggestion of Kimi Gaines, who uses this for her 4-layer chocolate dessert.


1 pkg
pecan sandies, crushed (save 3 - 4 for topping)
1 - 1 1/4 stick
butter, softened
8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 c
powdered sugar
1 c
cool whip
2 box
instant lemon pudding
3 c
1 1/2 - 2 c
cool whip

Directions Step-By-Step

Crush Pecan Sandies with a rolling pin; add softened butter starting with one stick and if needed, add a little more; press into the bottom of a 9 x 13" ungreased pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 - 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool
Mix 8 oz. cream cheese, one cup powdered sugar until well blended; fold in one cup of Cool Whip and mix well. Spread over cooled crust. Mix Lemon Instant Pudding with three cups of milk and refrigerate until it begins to set up. Spread this over the cream cheese mixture.
Spread 1 1/2 - 2 cups Cool Whip over the Lemon Pudding mixture. Crush the 3 - 4 Pecan Sandies left from the package and sprinkle over the Cool Whip. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Variations: Use Butterscotch, Pistachio, Chocolate, or Vanilla pudding instead of the Lemon; the rest of the recipe is the same. ENJOY

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts

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Patsy Fowler hellchell1
May 16, 2013
love this
Patsy Fowler hellchell1
May 16, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Stephanie Dodd skeen
Mar 1, 2013
Glad you all enjoyed! Thanks so much!!!!
Jewel Hall 0124
Mar 1, 2013
Steph, I love this recipe ! Hope you are doing well.
Rebecca Anderson tigersb
Sep 7, 2012
This dessert was easy to make and fantastic to eat! I was going to take a picture but it didn't last long. Will be making it again with different flavors next time. Thank you Stephanie!