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Lemon Bar Trifle

  • Crumbs:
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 c. pecans, chopped
  • 1 c. butter, melted
    Lemon Layer:
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. cornstarch
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 2 c. cold water
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2/3 c. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
    Cream Cheese Layer:
  • 1-(8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 c. powdered sugar
  • 1-(8 oz.) whipped topping

Preparation:

Crumbs: In a small bowl, combine, then press into an ungreased 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Lemon Layer: Combine first 5 ingredients in a small heavy saucepan, whisking well till smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Gently stir in the lemon juice and butter. Cool. Cream Cheese Layer: In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Crumble the baked pecan mixture, set aside 1/2 cup for topping. In a 3 quart trifle bowl, layer pecan mixture, lemon mixture and cream cheese mixture. Repeat layers twice. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Refrigerate leftovers.