The Best Lemon Lush - The Perfect Desset for any Season

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Who doesn’t like a tangy lemony treat! This is the Best Lemon Lush recipe and the Perfect Dessert for any Season. Lemon treats always make way to that special place in our hearts. This recipe is a beautiful rendition of cheesecake and lemon meringue pie together at once. It has that perfect balance between sweet and tart flavors yet never too overpowering for your palate. The delicious flavor that comes from combining lemon flavor with cream cheese makes this recipe worth making just more than once. The best part of it all is that there is no need to turn the oven on except for baking the crust until its slightly golden brown. Even though there is cheesecake in this recipe, there is no need to prepare for a fussy water bath as it all comes together and sets in the fridge. Just whip it, cool it and then eat it! Always keep in mind to bring the cream cheese to room temperature when aiming for a smooth, lump-free cheesecake. Not only does cream cheese at room temperature blend a lot better but also binds well with other ingredients to bring out the flavors in the best way possible. You can also add toppings to the cheesecake with fresh fruits like chopped raspberries, peaches, kiwis or strawberries or sprinkle shavings of white chocolate or add a layer of marshmallow fluff. Anything works with a versatile recipe such as this lemon cheesecake.

Quick no bake desserts are the way to go when you have a special event planned at the last minute. The options for making the crust can be more than using just plain flour. Try using Graham cracker crumbs or Golden Oreo cookie crumbs and butter to bind them together. Other options to try for the crust are ‘Digestive’ or ‘Rich Tea biscuits,' ladyfingers, or any cookie that has a little cinnamon in it. There are so many ways to make this recipe interesting. Just follow what your palate loves the most. If you are gluten-intolerant, just stick to a store-bought gluten-free crust or make your own at home with gluten-free flour.

For achieving optimum lemon flavor, always make lemon desserts recipes with the real lemon juice or better yet add lemon zest instead of the artificial lemon extract. Because at the end of the day, the artificial flavors are just an imitation and will never match up to the taste of using real lemons. You won’t regret the extra work of squeezing the lemon juice or grating the zest. Lemon is such a versatile fruit and makes an excellent addition to both sweet and savory recipes. Its distinct taste instantly brightens up family meals. There are many essential lemon health benefits and medicinal properties our body could use from consuming lemons such as calcium, potassium, vitamin C, and fiber. Lemons are also known for boosting the immune system. It has been proven that drinking warm lemon water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning aids a healthy digestive system by flushing toxins from our system.

This dessert is one of those rare gems where you have an easy cheesecake recipe and lemon pudding that is to die for! Thank you to Alli at the Cupcake Diaries recipe blog for sharing this heavenly Best Lemon Lush recipe with us. For other recipes and ideas on quick no-bake desserts, do visit Alli’s blog. This easy lemon lush recipe is so good that you’ll want to miss your meal just so that you can have an extra slice of this lemony goodness. Make some for family and friends today!

Nutrition Facts for: The Best Lemon Lush from Cupcake Diaries
Ingredients: Butter, flour, sugar, pecans, cream cheese, powdered sugar, Jell-O pudding mix, milk, cool whip.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 24 servings.* Per Serving:Calories 320, Calories from Fat 195, Total Fat 21.7g 33%, Saturated Fat 13.8g 69%, Cholesterol 44mg 15%, Sodium 436mg 18%, Potassium 70mg 2%, Carbohydrates 28.1g 9%, Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%, Sugars 13.1g, Protein 4.3g, Vitamin A 11%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 6%, Iron 4%

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