The flavors of tart lemon, rich cream cheese, and buttery, nutty pastry mingle in this delicious dessert the whole family will love. Easy 3-steps to prepare. You can even experiment with different pudding flavors if you like! Choose any nut you like to add to crust.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together flour, softened butter, and 3/4 cup chopped nuts until a soft dough forms. Press dough into bottom and sides of a 9 inch deep-dish pie pan. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely.

  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat together softened cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Fold in 1 1/2 cups nondairy whipped topping. Spread mixture into cooled crust.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together pudding mix and cold milk until smooth. Allow to set up 5 minutes, then spread over cream cheese layer. Top with remaining whipped topping and sprinkle with remaining nuts. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

663.9 calories; protein 8.6g 17% DV; carbohydrates 66.9g 22% DV; fat 41.7g 64% DV; cholesterol 78.8mg 26% DV; sodium 470.1mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2003
My children and I really enjoyed this recipe. We all love food with lemons. I however did make a couple of changes. I added more cream cheese in the bottm layer and left the cool whip for the topping. It was delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2012
I love lemon so I was so excited to find this recipe. Unfortunately it was just OK for me. I thought the pecan pie crust detracted from the flavor of the rest of the pie. I may try this again with a regular pie crust. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2003
My children and I really enjoyed this recipe. We all love food with lemons. I however did make a couple of changes. I added more cream cheese in the bottm layer and left the cool whip for the topping. It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2002
The title of this recipe says it all. Fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2003
my mom has made this recipe (under a different name) for years. She has made it with chocolate or pistachio pudding for a different twist! She also doubles the recipe and makes it in a 9 x 13 pan for parties and such. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I fixed this for our family Fourth of July picnic. It was a hit with everyone! Wow!how easy and how great it tasted. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2003
So very tasty! Used a pre-made graham cracker crust and tried banana pudding. Definitely will make again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2012
I love lemon so I was so excited to find this recipe. Unfortunately it was just OK for me. I thought the pecan pie crust detracted from the flavor of the rest of the pie. I may try this again with a regular pie crust. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2009
Amazing! The crust is delightful. This dessert disappears in minutes! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/06/2004
This was a very good pie and an easy recipe. Next time I will coat the sliced bananas with lemon juice before I add them to the pie as they browned fairly quickly and became somewhat soggy. Will make this pie again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2007
excellent Read More
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