Layered Lemon Dessert Squares
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling
I didn't have graham crackers so I used a box of lemon cake mix for the base. Made the cake like the box instructions said. I didn't have lemon curd, so I used two boxes of lemon pudding, not the instant kind, but the kind you make on the stove. I poked holes in the cake & filled them with the hot pudding, then put the cream cheese layer & than another layer of lemon pudding. I topped it with more cream cheese layer. Put it in the frig. for several hours & WOW!!!!! Talk about good! Even my adult son loved it & he doesn't like cake. Thanks for the great idea. I'll have to try it using your recipe next time.
Very yummy! I added a few tablespoons of lemon zest to the cream cheese layer.
Delicious! Love lemon anything! Upped the lemon more by making a box of instant lemon pudding I had, then used a small cookie scoop to scatter dollops of 1- 10oz jar of lemon curd I already had(added a splash of lemon juice and microwaved briefly to loosen up)..So... Crust, cream cheese layer, pudding layer, lemon curd dollops swirled in w/a chopstick, topped with remaining graham cracker crumbles!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
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Because it's just the two of us, I halved the recipe. Used 3/4cup sugar in the filling with about 1 Tabl lemon zest. Layered into a graham cracker pie crust. Chilled o'night. Came out great. We love lemon recipes. Brought (as pie) to church pot luck. Not a crumb left.
It received rave reviews. My only complaint is that the squares collapsed and didn't look pretty. It makes about 50% more crust/topping than needed.
Actually, I want to ask a question about ingredients. Is 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon correct? That seems like a lot.
Easy to make and loved by all. Even the smallest kids were asking for more. Always leary trying new things but it was a definate hit!!
I used ginger snaps instead of graham crackers. Brown sugar instead of granulated white sugar, but, only 1/2 as much sugar as called for in recipe. Added I tsp ground cloves to the spice mixture. DELICIOUS and easy, no baking required. I am glad I found this recipe!