I decided to do something other than chocolate for our Christmas dessert bar, which is highly unusual for this self-proclaimed chocoholic! If you enjoy lemon, this is a light dessert that will help "wash down" all those Christmas cookies! (wink, wink) Actually, this would be a great summer dessert too, it's cool and refreshing!
We were all really pleased with the taste of the lemon, and I'll bet adding a layer of raspberries or blueberries would be a perfect touch with the lemon. Oh! Just thought of banana pudding with a layer of fresh bananas. You could try this with whatever flavor instant pudding floats your boat and whatever you'd like to add as part of your layers.
This is a wonderful variation on the Four-Layer Dessert that I usually make.
Here's the basic recipe I used for delicious Lemon Delight!
1 c. flour
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. walnuts or pecans, finely chopped
Combine above ingredients; mix well. Press into a 9x13" glass baking dish.
Bake at 350'F. for 10-12 minutes. Cool.
Cream Cheese Filling:
8 ounces cream cheese
1 c. confectioners' sugar
1 c. Cool Whip, divided
Combine cream cheese and sugar; mix well until blended and smooth. Fold in Cool Whip, spread evenly over cooled crust. Chill completely in refrigerator.
1 (6oz.) pkg. Lemon Instant Pudding
4 c. milk
Prepare pudding as directed on package. Spread carefully over cream cheese layer. Chill completely in refrigerator.
Spread additional Cool Whip over top.
Keep refrigerated until ready to serve, and refrigerate any leftovers. Although, I'm thinking you probably won't have any.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. -Ecclesiastes 3:11