This lemon dessert was served at my 1966 bridal shower with Guy’s family and friends from Glidden, Iowa. I made it for decades with different flavors–butterscotch, chocolate, pistachio (a pretty green), besides our favorite lemon.
Guy's Aunt Vesta's Lemon Nut Dessert 1st layer: 1 cup flour 1/2 cup melted butter 1/2 cup pecan chips 2nd layer: 1 cup powdered sugar 2 cups Cool Whip 1 8-ounce pkg. cream cheese 3rd layer: 1 16-ounce box lemon instant pudding 3 cups milk 4th layer: 2 cups Cool Whip Top: additional pecan chips Combine 1st layer and press into a 9X13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees 15 minutes. Cool. Combine 2nd later and spread over crust. Combine 3rd layer according to package directions (using 3 cups of milk instead of 4). Spread over 2nd layer. Spread Cool Whip on top and sprinkle with nuts. If using chocolate pudding, sprinkle with mini chocolate chips, etc.
The other special thing about the day is that all four of our grandmothers were there. I wish I had a photo with Guy’s grandmothers–Rosie Kidney and Teresa Walker.