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Lemon Lasagna Dessert

Lemon Lasagna Dessert

Lemon Lasagna Dessert also known as Lemon Lush consists of four scrumptious layers. A shortbread crust followed by a layer of light, fluffy cream cheese filling. A layer of lemon pudding is then added and is topped with a final layer of whipped cream. A light and refreshing treat that's great for a crowd.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon Lasagna Dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 24
Author beckysbakingdelights


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 16 oz whipped cream, divided
  • 2 packages (3.4 oz) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 3 cups milk, whole or 2%

Homemade whipped cream:

  • 1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Shortbread crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    2. In large bowl, add in softened butter, flour, granulated sugar, lemon zest, and salt. Mix together until crumbly. 

    3. Press dough into 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 18 to 22 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.

    4. Remove pan to wire rack to cool.

Homemade Whipped Cream:

  1. Add heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract to large bowl. Blend with electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute and then continue blending on medium-high speed for 3 - 5 minutes, or until stiff peaks form.

Cream Cheese Layer:

  1. Add softened cream cheese and powdered sugar to large bowl. Blend with electric mixer on medium speed for up to 2 minutes or until smooth.

    2. Fold in whipped cream (1 cup) until soft and fluffy.

    3. Use spatula to spread cream cheese layer on top of cooled shortbread crust.

Pudding Layer:

  1. Add two packages of lemon pudding mix and milk into large bowl. Blend with electric mixer on low speed for 2 minutes. Allow to thicken for a few minutes and then spread on top of cream cheese layer.

Whipped Cream Layer:

  1. Spread remaining whipped cream on top of pudding layer.

    Cover dish with saran wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 - 3 hours prior to serving.