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Lemon Lush

This homemade lemon lush is the best dessert lasagna. You'll love the delicious shortbread crust topped with layers of cheesecake, pudding, and Cool Whip.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon Lush, Lemon Lush Dessert, Lemon Lush Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chilling 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 475kcal


Crust ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup crushed pecans

Cheesecake ingredients:

  • Two 8 ounce packages cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon grated lemon peel

Pudding ingredients:

  • Two 3.4 ounce boxes instant lemon pudding
  • 3 cups milk

Topping ingredients:

  • 8 ounce Cool Whip
  • grated lemon peel



  • Stir all the ingredients together and then press by hand into a 9x13 pan sprayed with nonstick spray.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  • Let the crust cool.


  • Cream the cream cheese and sugar together.
  • Add lemon juice and lemon peel and mix.
  • Spread on top of cooled crust.


  • Whisk together the pudding and milk until a thick yet pourable consistency.
  • Immediately pour on top of cheesecake layer.
  • Chill for at least one hour.


  • Top with Cool Whip and garnish with grated lemon peel.


Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 605IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg