Tuesday, June 5, 2012

As promised....

As promised, I will be sharing some recipes with you the next few days. Today was the day for me to provide lunch for the adult day care program at our church.  I will begin with dessert.

Lemon Lush

This is actually a variation of a recipe that has been around a long time.  In fact, I posted something similar, in which I used fresh strawberries, a couple of weeks ago.  I'm sure many of you will have ideas about making this basic recipe your own.


1 stick butter, softened
1 cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans
- Mix and spread evenly in bottom of large glass baking dish (9x12).  Bake at 300 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.  Cool.  (You can see that I altered this step due to time restraints.  I used prepared shortbread crusts and made the recipe as a pie to simplify serving).
1 pkg. (8-oz.) cream cheese, softened  (I used 1/3 reduced fat).
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup Cool Whip (I used Cool Whip Free).
- Blend and pour over above crust.
2 small pkgs. instant lemon pudding
1 3/4 cups milk
- Mix and let stand 2 minutes.  Pour over cream cheese layer.
1 13-oz. carton Cool Whip
- Spread over the pudding layer.  Chill six hours before serving.  Refrigerate leftovers.  12 servings

Variations:  Instant chocolate pudding can be substituted.  When I do this, I combine one package of vanilla and one of chocolate.  Sprinkle slivered almonds over the top.  Butterscotch pudding  can be used as well, with chopped pecans sprinkled over the top.  I know you will be able to come up with your own personal variations, depending on your favorite pudding flavors.  This is a really refreshing dessert for a summer day.

This has been a busy day here.  I delivered the food to church early this morning, then went on my way to the Senior Center to play bridge.  At lunchtime I returned to church to eat lunch with the participants and staff.  A couple of other errands filled the day.

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Next post - What else was on the menu?


  1. My gosh- I have not had Lemon Lush in years! YUM! xo Diana

  2. I love anything made with lemons. My son does too. This dessert sounds really good. Thank you.

  3. Anything with lemons makes me very happy. Another fun recipe to try!

  4. Well, since I have a sensitivity to citric acid, although I love the tastes of lemon, lime, orange, etc., I'll just stick to my good old standby--chocolate!! And the darker, the better! After all....it is good for us, you know! :-) I'll be most interested in the rest of the menu items as well, and I'm sure the folks enjoyed your lunch today!

  5. this is something new to me, yum! I will love to try this,

  6. very delicious!!!thanks for sharing!!!