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Lemon Lush from All Recipes Magazine

An easy lemon dessert made with instant lemon pudding mix (or pie filling), cream cheese and a shortbread crust.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes
Servings 16
Author Cookie Madness



  • 2 sticks 8 oz salted butter, softened (or use unsalted and add 3/4 tsp salt)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 9 oz


  • 1 box Dr. Oetker’s Lemon Pie Filling mix plus ingredients on package egg yolks & water**
  • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 325 F . Spray a 13x9 inch baking dish with cooking spray or grease with butter.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Beat in the sugar. Add the flour and stir until well mixed. Press into bottom of pan and bake on center rack for 20 minutes or until it appears set. Be careful not to over bake or the crust will be hard.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the Dr. Oetker's lemon pie filling as per the directions. Set aside and allow it to cool completely.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth and well blended. Spread evenly over the cooled crust.
  • Spread the cooled lemon pie filling mixture over the cream cheese mixture.
  • Whip the cream and sugar until stiff peaks form, then stir in the vanilla. Spread or pipe over the lemon pie filling.
  • Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.


If you can't find Dr. Oetker's, use 2 packages instant lemon pudding mixed with 3 1/2 cups milk.