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Lucious Lemon Dream Squares

Lucious Lemon Square Dessert

A nostalgic favorite bursting with the refreshing taste of lemon
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Amish



  •                           1-½ sticks butter, softened        
  • 1-½ cups all-purpose flour    
  • ½cup chopped pecans, plus additional pecans for topping

Center layer

  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 8-oz. package softened cream cheese
  • ½ of an 8-oz. container of whipped topping (Save the restfor later.)

Lemon Layer

  • 2.9 oz. box Jell-O Cook and Serve Lemon Pudding Mix        
  •                     ½ cup sugar
  • 2 ¼  cups water
  •   2 egg yolks 



  • For the crust, preheat oven to 350F.
  •   Combine crust ingredients with apastry blender or two butter knives until it is the consistency of pie crust.  (It will be a bit crumbly.) 
  • Coat bottom of a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray and press crust into bottom of pan. 
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, just until light goldenbrown.  Cool while you make center layer.

Center Layer

  • For the center layer, combineingredients for center layer in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth.  Spread on cooled crust.

Lemon Layer

  • Blend pudding mix, sugar, ¼ cupwater and egg yolks in medium saucepan. 
  • Stir in remaining water with wire whisk. 
  • Bring to a boil on medium heat, add 2 cups of water, stirring constantly, untilthickened. 
  • Cool about 15 minutes, then spread over cream cheese layer. 
  • Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Just before serving cover with remaining whipped topping from container (oreven a little more) and sprinkle with additional chopped pecans. 
  • To serve, cut into squares of desired size(about 12 to 16 in all) and use a metal spatula to remove from pan.  (Plastic utensils will not do.)  Refrigerate any leftovers, if they’re not allgobbled up! 
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