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Friday, October 12, 2007
Favorite Ingredients Friday for October 12
Here's a dessert recipe we love:
LEMON PUDDING DESSERT
1/2 cup margarine, melted 1 1/2 cups flour 8 ounces cream cheese, softened (I use the lighter Neufchatel) 1 cup confectioners sugar 8 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided use (the light variety works fine) 3 cups cold milk (skim works fine) 2 boxes (3.4 oz. each) instant lemon pudding mix
In a bowl, combine the margarine and flour. Mixture will look crumbly. Press crumbs evenly into an ungreased 13x9-inch baking dish. (A glass dish shows off the pretty layers of this dessert.) Bake at 350º until set, about 18-20 minutes. Cool completely.
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in 1 cup of the whipped topping. Spread this mixture over cooled crust.
In a large bowl, beat together the milk and pudding mix. Let stand 5 minutes or until thickened. Carefully spread pudding over first layer.
Carefully spread remaining whipped topping over the pudding. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Yield: 12-16 servings.
This is still a rich-tasting dessert, but I’ve lightened it up a lot. I cut the butter in half from the original recipe, and use light dairy products and whipped topping. This has a nice refreshing taste after a meal. I found the recipe in an older issue of Taste of Home magazine.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.