Lemon Lush I made Saturday.
We had friends over for dinner this weekend. My husband suggested I make lemon lush for dessert. I usually make it during Christmas week.
It’s an old recipe that I discovered in the 1980s when I worked in public relations for the Bob Hope Classic golf tournament. When the tournament was over, we’d have potluck in our meeting room for staff and volunteers. One of the wealthy lady volunteers brought in lemon lush and it was a huge hit. I asked her for the recipe. So many people asked for it that she used the copy machine and handed them to us.
I kept that recipe in my old Betty Crocker cookbook until it faded. There are tons of versions online. The one posted below is closest to the recipe that faded beyond recognition. (Tip: you can use pecans instead of walnuts.)
Our friends loved lemon lush and asked for the recipe. I’m embarrassed to share it because it’s a Jello Pudding and Cool Whip recipe. But it tastes so delicious. When I’ve shared the recipe before, people look disappointed. It’s verging on embarrassment to share this with my new Arizona friends! But it tastes so good — I won’t stop making it. Maybe I should throw in some fresh ingredients like lemon zest or fresh lemon juice?
I think it must be a recipe from the 1970s.
Printed from COOKS.COMhttps://cooks.com/kb8i85fz
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups ground walnuts
1 1/2 sticks of butter
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup of Cool Whip
2 small packages instant lemon pudding
3 cups cold milk
Using a pastry cutter, combine ingredients for crust and pat into the bottom of 9×13 pan.
Bake at 325°F for 30 minutes. Let cool.
Mix well and spread over cool baked crust. Refrigerate.
Mix packages of lemon pudding with 3 cups of cold milk. Once mixture has thickened, pour over filling.
Top off with more Cool Whip and nuts, if desired.https://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/prt/0,1613,129181-245195,00.html
What recipe do you have that is super easy but so delicious?
Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love lemon meringue, so this looks delicious. I don’t really have any desserts that I make, I do like to make blueberry scones.
My first job in college was at a restaurant where I baked scones. That was one of my responsibilities. I haven’t made them since. You gave me an idea to bake some this weekend.
They are nice on the weekend. I use cookie cutters, so make Xmas shapes for the holidays. Last year I made Angels. I know I have a post on that. Who says a scone has to be triangular, right!
That’s a great idea! I’m not sure my cookie cutters moved with me to Arizona.
You can find some at HomeGoods, Marshall’s, etc.
I love lemon things, especially easy ones. However I don’t make desserts. If they’re here I eat them. I don’t need to eat them!
I’m not much of a dessert person either. I gave a huge slice of lemon lush to other friends. I didn’t want to eat it all.
Sounds so yummy.
It is. Who knew Cool Whip and Jello Pudding could taste so good?
Looks delicious – thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂
It’s good! It was a favorite of my kids, too.
This looks refreshing. I am bookmarking this.
It’s delicious. I think I may add fresh lemon juice or zest to the pudding to make it more lemony.
OMG. Love lemon desserts and there is nothing wrong with Jello and cool whip! If the rest of my family would eat it I would make it for sure but it’s one of those things I’d end up eating all by myself and I don’t really need to be doing that.
It’s a large sized dessert too! You definitely need help with it. Thanks for reassuring me about Jello and Cool Whip.
I have an almost identical recipe, but it uses chocolate pudding and the name is “sex cake”! I’m going to try the lemon version, because that’s actually more my flavor. Thanks for the great idea!
I’ve seen the chocolate one too. I’ll have to try it out!
Then we’ll exchange our taste ratings.😋
My mouth is actually watering! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I might be able to pull that one off! Hugs, C
Jello pudding and Cool Whip? Of course you can! I wish it was more complicated, but it’s so 70s.