Sunday, September 2, 2012

Layered Lemon Dessert

Layered Lemon Dessert

This is, by far, my favorite dessert at harvest time. I first came across it from one of the nurses I worked with in the pediatric operating room. She was a wonderful baker and cook, and even did catering, I believe. At one of our many potlucks (nurses love potlucks!) she brought this and I had to have the recipe! The family all loves it and I am a sucker for anything lemon or citrusy so I had to share with you now!

Since this is a layered dessert, each layer requires different ingredients, but for the purposes of your shopping list, here is what you need for them all:
Layered Lemon Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter or margarine + 2 tbsp separated
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2   8 oz. packages of cream cheese
  • 1 cup icing sugar + 2 tbsp separated
  • 3 cups whipping cream separated 
  • 2 packages lemon pie filling
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • Sliced almonds to garnish
And now the break down! But first, might as well preheat your oven to 350!

First Layer
  • Mix 1 cup butter, 2 cups flour, and 1 cup chopped pecans well with electric mixer 
  • Pat into greased 9x13 pan
  • Bake at 350 for 15 minutes
Layered Lemon Dessert
Second Layer
  • Beat both the cream cheeses and 1 cup of icing sugar together
  • Whip 1 cup of whipping cream
  • Mix whipping cream into cream cheese/sugar mixture (reeeeeeeally mix it up good!)
  • Spread over crust (easier if crust is cooled, even slightly)
Layered Lemon Dessert
Third Layer
  • Make the 2 lemon pie fillings according to package directions, but use whole eggs
  • Add zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • Cook and pour on top of cream cheese layer
Layered Lemon Dessert
Fourth Layer 
  • Combine remaining 2 cups whipping cream, 2 tbsp icing sugar, & 1 tbsp vanilla
  • Whip it, whip it good
  • Cover lemon layer
  • Garnish with sliced almonds!
Layered Lemon Dessert
Then you refrigerate it and EAT IT! It is divine I tells ya!

And for your ease of following the directions saving you scrolling up and down:

 First Layer
  • Mix 1 cup butter, 2 cups flour, and 1 cup chopped pecans well with electric mixer 
  • Pat into greased 9x13 pan
  • Bake at 350 for 15 minutes 
 Second Layer
  • Beat both the cream cheeses and 1 cup of icing sugar together
  • Whip 1 cup of whipping cream
  • Mix whipping cream into cream cheese/sugar mixture (reeeeeeeally mix it up good!)
  • Spread over crust (easier if crust is cooled, even slightly)
 Third Layer
  • Make the 2 lemon pie fillings according to package directions, but use whole eggs
  • Add zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • Cook and pour on top of cream cheese layer
Fourth Layer 
  • Combine remaining 2 cups whipping cream, 2 tbsp icing sugar, & 1 tbsp vanilla
  • Whip it, whip it good
  • Cover lemon layer
  • Garnish with sliced almonds!
 Thanks for stopping by, please let me know if you make it and what you think!
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8 comments:

  1. This looks so delicious! I had no idea you could buy lemon pie filling pre-made. Nice!

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    1. It is divine! Can you buy the pre-made stuff in the States?!

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    1. So yummy...there's still lots left if you want to come and have a slice!

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