Lemon Dessert Lasagna


I’m currently on vacation in Hawaii, so I’m going to make this brief:

  1. Vacationing with kids is not a vacation at all. DON’T BE DECEIVED.
  2. Even though we are in Hawaii {and it is the epitome of paradise} DON’T BE DECEIVED! Our kids are with us so it’s not very paradisiacal.
  3. I’m eating a lot of food. And it’s all very, very good.
  4. Groceries and food in general is very expensive in Hawaii, so #3 makes things tricky in keeping me on any kind of budget.
  5. I don’t stay on a budget, in case you were wondering.
  6. Beauty Tuesday didn’t happen because I’m wrangling kids, have a very obvious sun burn and have some super awesome frizzy hair thanks to the humidity here. Sooooooo, the opposite of beautiful? I’ll be back on track {I hope!} by next week.
  7. I love lemon. You should know this by now.
  8. I made a dessert involving lemon and it is good.
  9. You should make this dessert.
  10.  That is all.



Anyways, we ARE having a good time in Hawaii, even though it’s exhausting and I just said otherwise. However, our kids are having a BALL, so we win the good parent awards.

Printable recipe below for this super simple and tasty treat! Have a wonderful week! xoxo


Lemon Dessert Lasagna

Yield: 15 servings

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  • 1 package Golden Oreo cookies, about 36
  • 6 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract, divided
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2- 3.4 ounce packages Instant Lemon Pudding
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • Fresh strawberries, for garnish {optional}


  1. For layer 1: crush the golden oreo cookies into fine crumbs using a food processor or blender. Pour into a bowl and stir with melted butter until well combined. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 glass baking dish. Place in refrigerator.
  2. For layer 2: in a large bowl, whip cream cheese, granulated sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, 1 teaspoon lemon extract and 1/2 cup heavy cream {liquid} until thick and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Spread evenly over bottom layer. Place in refrigerator.
  3. For layer 3: Mix together cold milk and two small boxes of instant lemon pudding for 2 minutes until completely combined. Pour over second layer before it sets completely and spread evenly. Return to refrigerator.
  4. For layer 4: Whip remaining 1 1/2 cups whipping cream with remaining teaspoon of lemon extract, vanilla extract and powdered sugar until stiff peaks have formed. Spread over the top and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
  5. Slice into squares and top with fresh strawberries. So so so delicious!



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  1. Oh.My.Gosh. I wish I was sitting by the ocean eating this. Yum!

  2. My husband and I discovered something a few years ago. Parents alone = vacation, Parents + kids = family trip. We’ve explained the difference to many friends and they agree wholeheartedly!

  3. Oh my WORD! This looks amazing! Perfect for upcoming summer parties!!

  4. You lost me at instant pudding. 😢

  5. I heard once that if you get a big tomato, and slice it in half and rub the tomato on the burn, the acid in the tomato is able to pull out the burn and soothe it a bit. But I’m sure Aloe works a lot better!! Love watching your vacation on SnapChat!

  6. Is there any particular waiting time between layering ingredients or is just the time it takes to make each layer okay?

    • Nope! You just need to be a bit careful in spreading the cream cheese layer onto the crust. It can get a little crumby. But other than that, its all good 🙂 It’ll cut really nicely once it’s all good and cold after 4+ hours!

  7. I am so frustrated with Pintrest. If I ask it to save your recipe, it wants me to log in or sign up. ( I am a long time Pintrest user). After I do it takes me to their main page and I can never find your recipe again, even if I do a search….I know it’s not you or your site as it happens on others, I just wanted you to be aware of it. I have an iPad and this was in my email.
    I lived in Hawaii, as my husband was stationed there. Next time I’ll babysit while you go… Love kids and babies.

  8. Would love to see this with a marshmallow Meringe on top instead of the whip cream. Love the bottom crust and lemon idea!

    • Ooh, now that’s a great idea!! I LOVE marshmallow meringue. And regular meringue. Haha!

  9. I LOVE anything lemon – especially in the summer. Can’t wait to give this a try! Jealous of your Hawaii trip!

  10. Could you use lemon curd instead of pudding? Just looking for more lemony flavor.

    • I suppose you could, but I don’t know how it would hold up. Give it a try and let me know!

  11. Is the lemon layer the texture of a custard, or meringue ?

      • Thank you.
        It looks a bit like gelatin, so I wasn’t sure.

  12. What is lemon extract!

  13. How long does the whipped topping hold up? How far in advance would you make this for a party?

  14. Looks easy

  15. I want to make this for 90 people?

  16. I was thimnking of baking the crust a little…. ideas?

  17. Where do you buy lemon pudding mix or is it lemon cake mix ?

    • It’s just Jell-o instant lemon pudding mix from the grocery store.

  18. I want some

  19. Love your honesty about vacationing with children!

  20. I’m on the pudding now; that cream cheese layer is to die for! Delicious!!

  21. It’s so good. Like eating lemon clouds. Yum.

  22. Looking forward to making and eating this lemon desert!! Looks so yummy!!



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