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Lemon Lush recipe is a light and fresh dessert with a shortbread crust. Layers of shortbread, cream cheese, lemon pudding, and fresh whipped cream make this Lemon Lush recipe the best of all.

A family friend shared this lemon and cream cheese dessert with me. It has been a hit with our family now for all our get-togethers.

Lemon Lush Dessert! A cookie crust is layered with a creamy lemon pudding, sweet cream cheese, and a fluffy whipped topping. This dessert is perfect for spring!

This Lemon Lush recipe is something my mom has been making for over 30 years because it’s THAT GOOD! It serves 12 and costs $10.42 to make.

This LEMON LUSH RECIPE is bursting with sweet & tart lemon goodness! It’s light, creamy, and perfect for a hot summer night. These gorgeous layers are impossible to resist.


1 stick butter – melted
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cup pecans – chopped (reserve 3/4 cup for topping)
1 16 oz. container Cool Whip
8 oz. cream cheese – softened
1 cup sugar
2 boxes Lemon Instant Pudding – regular size (made to directions and refrigerated)


Making 4 layers in a 9 x 13 glass dish

1st layer – butter, flour and 3/4 cup pecans mixed together and pressed into the bottom of glass dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 – 15 min until light brown. COOL completely.

2nd layer – cream cheese, sugar and 1 cup Cool Whip. Blend until creamy and spread over 1st layer.

3rd layer – Lemon pudding (made to box directions) spread evenly over 2nd layer.

4th layer – extra Cool Whip spread evenly over 3rd layer and topped with remaining pecans.

Cover and refrigerate for several hours before serving

NOTE: For people allergic to nuts… use a Keebler® Ready Crust® Shortbread Pie Crust OR Keebler® Ready Crust® Graham Pie Crust for 1st layer.Buy two and use the extra shortbread pie crust OR graham for the topping.

You can also make this with chocolate pudding/graham crust/chocolate curls, pistachio/chocolate crust/chopped pistachios, candy cane/chocolate crust/crushed peppermint, banana cream/ nilla crust/sliced banana’s, butterscotch/ graham crust/ butterscotch chips , pumpkin spice/ginger bread crust, strawberry cream/ graham crust/ fresh strawberry, oreo/chocolate crust/crushed oreos, coconut cream/shortbread crust/toasted coconut, cheesecake/graham crust/cherry topping

Be creative!