Granny's Lemon Yum Yum


My granny used to make this for us for birthdays and special occasion. Hope you enjoy!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
15 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • ½ cup softened butter

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups water

  • 3 eggs, beaten

  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

  2. Combine the flour and pecans in a mixing bowl. Mix in the softened butter until the mixture is evenly moistened and no clumps of butter remain. Press the crust evenly over the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

  4. Beat the cream cheese and confectioners' sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Fold in 1 1/2 cups of the whipped topping, then spread the mixture over the cooled crust. Chill in the refrigerator.

  5. Stir the sugar, cornstarch, and salt together in a saucepan along with enough water to make a paste. Stir in the eggs until smooth, then add the remaining water, vinegar, and lemon juice. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until thick and smooth, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 tablespoon of butter and the lemon extract. Chill the mixture until cold.

  6. Spread the cold lemon mixture evenly over the cream cheese layer. Top with the remaining whipped topping.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

394 Calories
20g Fat
53g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 394
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 150mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 66mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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