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June 27, 2014

LEMON TRIFLE.....A REAL SHOWSTOPPER!

 
While she was doing this..............
 

 
 I was doing this...................
 
 
 
I wanted to present a showstopper dessert for all the family!
This was a lemon lovers dream!


LEMON TRIFLE
 SHORTBREAD CRUST
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup butter, melted

 

LEMON LAYER
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1-3/4 cups cold water
3 egg yolks, beaten
2/3 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter
4 teaspoons grated lemon peel

 

CREAM CHEESE LAYER
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cups confectioners' sugar
1  carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

 

In a small bowl, combine flour and pecans; stir in butter. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

 In a small heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and flour.Stir in water until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.

 Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Gently stir in the lemon juice, butter and lemon peel.

 
Transfer to a large bowl. Cool to room temperature without stirring.
Cover surface with waxed paper; refrigerate until chilled.

 
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Crumble the baked pecan mixture; set aside 1/2 cup for topping.

 
Just before serving, in a 3-qt. trifle bowl, layer 1 cup each pecan mixture, lemon mixture and cream cheese mixture. Repeat layers twice. Sprinkle with reserved pecan mixture. Refrigerate leftovers.



Luke the Duke couldn't wait for dessert!

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8 comments:

  1. I love anything with a lemon flavor Estelle! looks delicious!

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    1. Thank you for dropping by today Beth..have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. My mouth is watering!

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    1. Hope you give this a try Susan....such a wonderful treat to serve company! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend....getting closer to move -in day!! Hooray!!

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  3. Mission accomplished: That truly is a show stopper! This is making my mouth water! And I love your pretty trifle bowl.

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    1. Thank you so much Maria! I so appreciate you stopping by Estelle's! I so hope you enjoy this recipe!!!

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  4. Had to pin it...looks amazing, sounds fabulous. glad that your daughter loved it! Your grandson has discerning tastes for one so young!

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    1. Hi Vee! Indeed he does....tries everything and has a grown-up palette thanks to his Mom! Hope you are having a wonderful and very blessed summer!

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