Best Layered Lemon Dessert Recipe

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  • 6 tbsp cold butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • filling:
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups whipped topping
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp butter


  1. Cut butter into flour until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Cool. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over crust; chill.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in water until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  3. Remove from the heat.
  4. Stir a small amount of hot filling into eggs; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat; gently stir in the vinegar, lemon juice, butter and extract. Cool to room temperature without stirring. Spread over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. Yield: 12-16 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 509.61 Kcal (2134 kJ)
Calories from fat 143.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.91g 24%
Cholesterol 61.33mg 20%
Sodium 75.25mg 3%
Potassium 72.21mg 2%
Total Carbs 86.98g 29%
Sugars 49.2g 197%
Dietary Fiber 0.92g 4%
Protein 5.3g 11%
Vitamin C 2.1mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 22.5mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 262.89 Kcal (1101 kJ)
Calories from fat 73.86 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.21g 24%
Cholesterol 31.64mg 20%
Sodium 38.82mg 3%
Potassium 37.25mg 2%
Total Carbs 44.87g 29%
Sugars 25.38g 197%
Dietary Fiber 0.48g 4%
Protein 2.74g 11%
Vitamin C 1.1mg 3%
Iron 0.3mg 3%
Calcium 11.6mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.3
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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