Vera Mae’s Lemon Dessert

This is a family heirloon recipe.  It is fresh and rich tasting.  They are a wonderful dessert to bring with you to gatherings!

1 small lemon jello
1 c. boiling water
1 – 8 oz. cream cheese
1 c. sugar
1/3 c. lemon juice
1 large carnation sweetened condensed milk
1 box vanilla wafers
2 T. butter, melted

Freeze carnation milk for 30 minutes. Crush vanilla wafers. Set aside 1/4 c. of this mixture for topping. Blend rest with butter and press into the bottom of a 9X11 inch pyrex dish.

Dissolve lemon jello in boiling water. Blend together cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice. Add in lemon jello mixture and blend thoroughly. Get carnation milk out and whip until stiff. Fold this into jello mixture. Pour into vanilla wafer shell and top with remaining crushed wafers. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

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About Holly

Holly loves her job as wife to Chris and mom to Noah, Kylie, Tabor and Sydney. God has gifted Holly with a love of all things creative ~ from painting and wall papering to scrapbooking and design work. In addition to co-founding and managing A Martha Heart, she designs web pages ( and marketing pieces. She also authored a devotional blog, now closed, called Crown Laid Down. Holly and her family make their home within site of year 'round snow-capped mountains in Colorado. She can be reached by emailing Holly (AT) a martha heart (DOT) com or connect with her on Facebook:


  1. Holly, that sure sounds delicious. I would have loved to seen a photo of the finished product.

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