Lemon Cream Dessert

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Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

This recipe is delicious. I have made it several times and was always asked for the recipe. Takes a bit of time to make, but well worth it. If you love lemon, you will love this creamy dessert.



Originally published in Taste of Home June/July 2002.

Rating:

★★★★★ 6 votes

Comments:
Serves:
18 - 24
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 - 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1/3 c
    plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3
    egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 - 1/2 c
    cold water
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, cubed
  • 2 tsp
    grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 c
    lemon juice
  • CRUST

  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 c
    cold butter
  • TOPPING

  • 1 pkg
    (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2 c
    cold milk
  • 2 pkg
    (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1
    carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

How to Make Lemon Cream Dessert

Step-by-Step

  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; gradually stir in water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and lemon peel. Gently stir in lemon juice. Refrigerate until cool.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour and nuts. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto the bottom of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth; carefully spread over crust. Spread with cooled lemon mixture. In another bowl, beat milk and pudding mixes on low for 2 minutes; beat in vanilla. Fold in half of the whipped topping. Spread over lemon layer. Spread with remaining whipped topping. Chill for at least 4 hours before cutting.

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About Lemon Cream Dessert

Course/Dish: Puddings Other Desserts
Hashtags: #Cream #lemon #cheese



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