Luscious Lemon Delight

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I make several kinds of these delights and I use 1 envelope of Dream Whip per 8 oz. of cream cheese. The Dream Whip has to be mixed with milk before adding the cream cheese it works great and fewer calories.

Ingredients

Pecan Crust:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup ground or very finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Lemon Delight Layers:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 2½ cups thawed Cool Whip (or homemade Cool Whip)
  • 2  small pkgs instant lemon pudding (roughly 99 grams each)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (optional, but I like the tartness it provides)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup icing sugar (also known as powdered sugar or confectioners sugar)
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped pecans (to sprinkle on top)

Instructions

Crust

  1. Combine flour, chopped pecans and melted butter.
  2. Make sure your pecans are either ground or chopped very finely so crust holds together nicely. 
  3. Stir together until well-blended and crumbly.
  4. Press into a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  5. Bake at 350ºF for 15 minutes and let cool completely 

Cream Cheese and Layer:

  1. With electric beaters, mix the cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth and creamy.
  2. Fold in 1 cup of Cool Whip and spread this mixture over crust, working slowly if crust crumbles easily.

Lemon Pudding Layer:

  1. Whisk together the pudding packets and milk.
  2. Add lemon juice and continue to stir until thick.
  3. Spread pudding mixture over cream cheese layer.

Cool Whip Layer:

  1. Spoon remaining Cool Whip over the pudding layer
  2. Sprinkle a with finely chopped pecans.
  3. Refrigerate for 4 hours before serving.
Source of Luscious Lemon Delight Recipe @ happyhooligans.ca

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