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Lemon Dessert

on March 7, 2014

The recipe today is another one that came from Grandma’s sister.

Lemon Dessert is a make ahead dessert that’s great for all of the lemon lovers in your family.

The lemon lovers in MY family loved this one!

Lemon Dessert

Lemon Dessert 2

Note the “V Good” connotation!

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Lemon Dessert

Melt 1/2 cup butter in bottom of a 9″ x 13″ cake pan.

Add 40 crushed saltine crackers on top of butter.

Beat 4 egg whites until stiff and add 1 cup white sugar.

Beat until mixed and spread over cracker crust.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


Spread 1/2 of an 8 ounce container of Cool Whip over top of meringue.

Spread one can of lemon pie filling, or home made lemon filling, or any instant pudding over top of Cool Whip (I used instant lemon pudding).

Add rest of Cool Whip.

Top with toasted coconut (I put about a cup of coconut on a cookie sheet and toasted it at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes. Watch it and stir it a bit so it doesn’t get too dark.).

Refrigerate several hours or overnight (this is not on the recipe card but I saw it on her sister’s recipe card).


I crushed the saltines in a zipper bag.

When spreading the meringue over the top of the crackers, try to spread without lifting the knife or spreader so it doesn’t pull up the cracker crumbs.


The meringue puffs up a bit so when adding the next layer, it’s ok to knock it down a bit.

Spreading the Cool Whip and lemon pudding layers are easier than you would think.


I love that again, you an make this the night before and have it ready to go.


This is a somewhat fancy and impressive dessert.


But it’s so easy and so good!


One response to “Lemon Dessert

  1. […] recipe for Lemon Dessert #2 is very similar to another Lemon Dessert I posted about a couple of years ago. But this one is better! I just have to say up front – […]

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