Fluffy Lemon Dessert

Once you make Fluffy Lemon Squares, your family will be hooked. This dessert is rich, lemony, and delicious. Cut the dessert into squares and you can serve it up on a plate with a little mint sprig for garnish. Save this dessert for a special holiday or make it whenever you want something lemony. A single batch makes plenty to serve a small crowd. If you need more, just make a second pan and you should have plenty to share.

You cannot beat the lemon flavor of this simple dessert. With lemon Jello, lemon pudding and lemon sherbet in the mix, the citrus element is well represented. For anyone who loves lemon, this dessert is sure to please. The pudding and whipped cream make this dessert creamy and light. The texture is fluffy and melts in your mouth. For a Jello dessert, it is quick to make. Just pop it in the fridge during the afternoon and it will be ready to enjoy after dinner. The creamy texture is very satisfying; there is something about a dessert that melts in your mouth and gives that rich, creamy texture that really tops off a meal.


Serve Fluffy Lemon Squares at a party, a picnic or at a family gathering. It works well for potlucks, holiday meals, and summer fun. The crisp lemon flavor is sweet enough to enjoy and tart enough to let you know it's lemon. Let the creamy texture melt in your mouth with every scrumptious bite. Be sure to use vanilla wafers for the crust; the vanilla complements the lemon perfectly. When you transport it, keep it cool in an ice chest or other protective carrier. This will ensure your dessert is at its best when you reach your destination. Once there, pop it in the refrigerator if one is available.

Fluffy Lemon Dessert

Recipe for Fluffy Lemon Squares

This dessert will win you praise at the table!

What You Need

  • 1-1/2 cups vanilla wafers, crushed (approximately 45 wafers)
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) lemon Jello
  • 1-1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1 pint lemon sherbet, softened

How to Make It

Combine the pecans, wafer crumbs, and butter together in a small bowl and set aside a quarter of it for topping. Press the rest of the crumb mixture into an ungreased 11 x 7 inch dish. Cover the dish and let the crust chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.

In another small bowl, beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Set it aside. In a large bowl, dissolve the Jello in boiling water. Add the pudding mix and beat on low for 2 minutes. Add the sherbet and beat on low for 1 minute or until it is soft set. Gently fold in the whipped cream.

Spread this mixture over the crust and sprinkle the top with the reserved crumbs. Let the dessert chill for an hour or until set.

Makes 12 servings.

Fluffy Lemon Dessert

Jello is a great place to start when you need to make a dessert. There are lots of easy recipes you can make with this ingredient, including a simple cheesecake recipe. Dessert does not have to be saved just for special occasions anymore.

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