Summer dessert- LEMON LUSH DESSERT
This Lemon Lush is made up of a few different layers. Here’s what you’ll need:
Unsalted Butter: make sure the butter is cold and cubed into small pieces.
Flour: fluffed and leveled to prevent a dry crust.
Granulated Sugar: gives the shortbread crust a touch of sweetness.
Cream Cheese Layer
Cream Cheese: be sure to bring the cream cheese to room temperature for a completely smooth texture.
Powdered Sugar: sweetens the cream cheese filling and gives it more structure.
Lemon Juice: use freshly squeezed lemon juice for the best flavor.
Whole Milk and Granulated Sugar: a sweet and creamy base for our lemon pudding.
Eggs: adds richness and gives the pudding its classic creamy consistency.
Cornstarch: helps thicken the pudding.
Lemon Zest and Lemon Juice: gives the pudding an extra intense lemon flavor. Remember, freshly squeezed is the way to go!
Vanilla Extract: adds flavor depth and warmth to contrast the brightness of the lemon.
Yellow Food Coloring: food coloring is optional, but it does give the lemon pudding that bright yellow color.
Sweetened Whipped Cream
Heavy Whipping Cream and Powdered Icing Sugar: whipped together to form our homemade whipped cream.
Vanilla Extract: adds a touch of warmth and flavor depth.