Layered Lemon Pecan Delight

Prep Time
Cook Time
4h 20m
Ready In

Recipe: #41264

July 22, 2023

"This recipe is gluten-free and is easy to make -- no crust, just nuts at the bottom for some crunch. Cook time is refrigeration time in this recipe."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (250.2 g)
  • Calories 466.7
  • Total Fat - 31.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 22.5 mg
  • Sodium - 291.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 36.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 32.1 g
  • Protein - 13.3 g
  • Calcium - 372.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 13.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Spread the pecans evenly at the bottom of a baking dish. (A 9x13 works well, but most any baking dish you use that will fit the layers works just find. A glass baking dish lets you see the layers better.)

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy. Stir in the vanilla extract (if using), lemon juice and lemon zest until well combined. Fold in 2 cups of whipped topping until fully incorporated.

Step 3

Spread the sweetened cream cheese mixture over the pecans in the baking dish, creating an even layer.

Step 4

In a separate bowl, prepare the lemon pudding according to the package instructions, using the 1 3/4 cups of cold milk. Once the pudding has thickened, pour it over the cream cheese layer in the baking dish. Gently spread it out evenly.

Step 5

In a small bowl, dissolve the lemon-flavored gelatin (Jell-o) in 1 cup of boiling water, stirring until completely dissolved. Then add 1 cup of cold water and stir well. (If your package directions have different instructions for making the Jell-o, follow those.) Allow it to cool slightly before carefully pouring it over the lemon pudding layer.

Step 6

Refrigerate the dessert for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight, to allow all the layers to set.

Step 7

Before serving, spread an additional layer of 2 cups of whipped topping over the chilled dessert, and garnish with lemon slices and additional lemon zest, if preferred.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


This makes a lot. It is good and lemony. It is a good summer dessert.


review by:
(30 Jul 2023)

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