Monday, February 17, 2014

Lemon Supreme Dessert

Pucker up and enjoy this Lemon Supreme Dessert!  I'm such a lemon lover and so is my daughter as this was her requested dessert for her birthdays for many years and now her husband has taken over the reigns... right, Benj?

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What I really liked is that it always turned out like a charm.  The first time I made it, I thought it looked really hard but the steps were easy to do.  The hardest part was finding boxed cooked lemon pudding - Target stopped carrying it a few years ago but luckily I can get it in a 'real' grocery store!   The recipe below is how to make it in a 9" springform pan.  Keep reading below to see how I did these.

Lemon Surpreme Dessert

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes plus chilling time
Adapted from: Pampered Chef
Ingredients
    Crust
    • 12 lemon creme filled sandwich cookies, finely chopped
    • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1 lemon
    Filling
    • 2 lemons
    • 1 2.9 lemon cook pudding (not instant)
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 cups water
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 2 8 oz. packages of cream cheese softened
    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 8 oz. thawed cool whip
    Instructions
    Crust
    1. Lightly spray a 9" springform pan with PAM.
    2. Combine the crumbs and melted butter and press on bottom of pan
    3. Take the lemon and cut into 6 slices then cut each in half. Place the lemon halves against the inside collar of the pan making sure the cut side is down touching the crust. Place in the refrigerator while making the filling.
    Filling
    1. First zest the lemons to have 1 tsp then juice the lemons measuring 1/4 cup.
    2. Combine the pudding, sugar and 1/4 of the water and yolks in a medium saucepan. Whisk the mixture until blended then slowly whisk in the rest of the water.
    3. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until it comes to a full boil. Remove from heat and take out 1/2 cup of this mixture and set aside then add the butter and lemon juice to the saucepan and stir until melted. Set aside for 15 minutes and stir twice during that time
    4. In a large bowl take the cream cheese and powdered sugar mixing it well; add in the 1/2 cup of lemon pudding and the lemon zest. Mix well.
    5. Fold in 2 cups of cool whip and spread it over the crust.
    6. Gently spoon the remaining lemon pudding onto the cream cheese mixture and the refrigerate for at least 6 hours to set.
    7. Remove collar, garnish with the remaining cool whip (pipe into swirls around edge of dessert) and cut into wedges
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    Since we love this lemon supreme dessert, I have found other ways to serve it.  This past weekend we went to a Wine Tasting party and I provided these cute individual servings.  The glass serving cups are from Crate and Barrel and are 2 " high and about 2 1/2" in diameter.  I made the recipe as above but did not cut little lemons to place on the inside of the cup.  I only needed 12 and did have some leftover ingredients so I made some just for the house.   And since we were visiting our daughter, her husband and granddaughter yesterday, I brought up some extras that did not go to waste!  Other times I've used small martini glasses or small plain juice glasses.  I just happen to like mini desserts and usually have a couple different kinds when I have a dinner party.

    I do have a tip for you... I made the swirls ahead of time by piping them on parchment paper and placing them in the freezer... I wasn't sure how they would hold up all day in the refrigerator - so right before we left, I used a small spatula and placed on the dessert - I liked how they held their shape and were defrosted by the time we ate it.  I don't think this is critical but maybe this tip would come in handy for another recipe.

    Lemon Supreme Dessert | Cooking on the Front Burner #lemonsupremedessert

    Grab a spoon and dig in!

    And you might like this recipe too! Luscious Lemon Bars


    28 comments:

    1. I love lemon things too! Probably my second favourite after raspberry.

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    2. I'm a big fan of lemony desserts as well, so I'm sure I'll love these pudding cups. They look wonderful Deb! <3

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    3. Yummy looking...I love lemon so I will try these. First time here.

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    4. This looks like lemon heaven! I love lemons--and also love individual desserts. I need to get some little glasses, love yours. Have a great week Deb.

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    5. This looks like dessert art heaven! #SITSBloggingLove

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    6. Great photos! This looks great, I love lemon!

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    7. These are perfect!! I love the pictures too :)

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    8. Hi Deb - ok, you know I really don't have to say too much because you know me and lemon! Just gorgeous! Pinning and sharing! Have a great Tuesday and thank you for this! :)

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    9. I love lemon desserts and these look fantastic Deb! Gorgeous photos too, wish I had one right now :)

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    10. These look so pretty and delicious Deb. Pinned it. Also, I would love if you linked your recipe at Tasty Tuesday... http://myniche-myspace.blogspot.com/2014/02/tasty-tuesday-49-comforting-recipes-for.html

      Have a great day. Hope you'll join the party.

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    11. These sound really delicious and not too complicated. I think my family will like them. I love lemon :) Pinned!!!! #SITSBlogging love

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    12. Oh my, so yummy!!! Pinned! Emily@nap-timecreations.com

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    13. Deb, I love lemony desserts too! This is definitely going on my "to make" list. Love the individual serving cups. Pinning this!

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    14. This looks perfect! I love cool creamy lemon desserts. The little servings are adorable!

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    15. Love anything with lemon and these look absolutely beautiful! pinned!

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    16. Totally delightful! I want to taste these!

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    17. I'm a little confused as to what you do with the lemon on the crust. Could you explain a little more?

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    18. Yum. I love lemon desserts. Pinning this!

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    19. Oh those look delicious! I haven't had a lemon dessert in a very long time - hubs doesn't like lemon :( Thanks for sharing this on Foodie Friday Deb

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    20. OMG, those look amazing Deb! I wish I had a Crate and Barrel near by, I need those cute little glasses. :)

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    21. Huge lemon lover here! And these are so perfect. I love how they are single servings, although I would probably be tempted to eat more than one :)

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    22. I love lemon desserts, Deb, and these look amazing! All that citrus and creaminess together is the perfect treat. :)

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    23. OMG you are probably going to get me a raise. My boss loves loves lemon. The lemon filled cookies for the crust is downright inspired.

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    24. I. am. DROOLING. I mean, come on. After spending a weekend fighting with slush and melting snow everywhere I went (LOTS of wet shoes until I just gave in and started wearing wellies everywhere), this is the kind of treat I really need. NEED. Need it to get through until spring!

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    25. Lemon is in the air. I just wrote a post about preserved lemons… your dessert looks delicious. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

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    26. Stopping by from Cast Party and these look AMAZING!

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    27. Wow these look so good! I pinned them (of course). Your recipes are awesome, Deb!
      -Ang

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