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Lemon lush dessert, also known as lemon lush bars or lemon delight, is a delightful layered dessert that combines the zesty freshness of lemon with creamy layers and a buttery crust. Here’s a recipe to create this scrumptious treat:

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt

For the Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 8 oz (1 package) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whipped topping (e.g., Cool Whip)

For the Lemon Pudding Layer:

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  • 2 (3.4 oz) packages instant lemon pudding mix
  • 3 cups cold milk

For Topping:

  • Additional whipped topping or whipped cream
  • Lemon zest (optional, for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Prepare the Crust:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, softened butter, granulated sugar, and salt. Mix until the ingredients come together and form a crumbly dough.
    • Press the dough evenly into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.
    • Bake the crust for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.
  3. Make the Cream Cheese Layer:
    • In a bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
    • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and beat until well combined and fluffy.
    • Fold in the whipped topping until evenly incorporated.
    • Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the cooled crust.
  4. Prepare the Lemon Pudding Layer:
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the instant lemon pudding mix and cold milk until thickened, about 2 minutes.
    • Spread the lemon pudding mixture over the cream cheese layer.
  5. Chill and Serve:
    • Refrigerate the lemon lush dessert for at least 4 hours or until set.
  6. Add Topping:
    • Before serving, spread additional whipped topping or whipped cream over the lemon pudding layer.
    • Garnish with lemon zest for a fresh touch (optional).
  7. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Cut into squares and serve chilled. This lemon lush dessert is perfect for any occasion and is sure to be a hit with lemon lovers!

Enjoy making and sharing this refreshing lemony treat with family and friends. It’s a deliciously creamy and tangy dessert that’s easy to prepare and guaranteed to impress!

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