Lime Chiffon Pie

by Lauren | Celiac Teen on March 18, 2010

St. Patrick’s Day is many things.  It can be a day to celebrate luck.  To have potatoes, Irish soda bread, or other things that represent Ireland.  It can be a green-covered day.  But that isn’t what St. Patrick’s Day is to me.  In fact, it is my brother’s birthday.  Which means that he is even more excited about all things green.  Especially around this time.  So I made a green-flavoured pie.  A lime chiffon pie.

Lime Chiffon Slice

Lime chiffon.  Think key lime pie.  Think meringue (as in lemon meringue pie).  Now fluff the two of those together into one pillow of lime.  Slightly tart, with a flawless structure from egg whites, it is undoubtably one of my favourite pies I’ve ever made.  You just have to do a bit of waiting.  But once your pie crust is baked, you can turn off the oven and whip the pie together (in the most literal sense!), with the fridge doing most of the work.

This post is linked to Gluten Free Wednesdays.

Lime Chiffon Pie
Before chilling.  It pretty much doesn’t move as it chills.  Just becomes a little bit more solid.  We wouldn’t want it to float away on us, you know!

Lime Chiffon

The clean cut!  I think it cuts cleaner than most pies.  It’s meringue-ish, mousse-ish, and completely totally delicious.  Very light.  Quite easy to eat a lot without feeling that heaviness in your stomach.
Lime Chiffon Fork
Don’t lie.  It’s begging for you to take a bite.
Happy Birthday little (sort of.  Stop growing already) Brother!  I made this just for you – it’s lime (and lemon!) and green.  You rock and I love you.
Today was the first day in a long time that I’ve been hit by the lightheaded overtired train.  Maybe it was the time change, the screwed up sleep schedule, the colds and sore throats that have been going around, the fact that this whole semester I have not missed a day.  Did you hear that?  I only missed one day (today) in this whole semester.  Last year, that number was much more.  Too many more.  I had to switch out of phys ed because I couldn’t do the exercise.  I’ve also figured out something very important about exercise and my body: I can’t just stop.  I have to very gradually stop.  So gradually that you barely notice I’m slowing down.  Otherwise it’s insta-dizzy.  And I can’t feel my arms.  Well, my arms don’t feel solid.  It’s an inexplicable phenomenon.  But I can recognize it.  That means that I can stop it.  Funny how that works.
Anyways, I hope everyone has an absolutely amazing week!

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maggie March 18, 2010 at 1:32 am

Will you be my big sister please?
I was totally waiting for the "hand shot" since it's his birthday and all!
Hope you feel better soon.

Iris March 18, 2010 at 1:34 am

Oh Lauren, your desserts make me happy. Seriously, your posts are so sweet and your desserts look even sweeter.

Christopher And Tia March 18, 2010 at 1:45 am

I'm going to dream of this pie tonight.

Julie @ Willow Bird Baking March 18, 2010 at 1:53 am

Mmmm this pie looks like a dream!!

Cathy @ ShowFoodChef March 18, 2010 at 2:31 am

Lauren, this looks absolutely creamy and tasty! My cheek just tinged thinking about how tart and sweet and yummy this sounds. Great job!

Amy I. March 18, 2010 at 3:08 am

This looks mind-blowingly, tongue-meltingly amazing. And so light and summery too. I'm so impressed that you develop many of your own recipes, Lauren. Not only that, but that they come out looking so professional. Kudos!

Paula March 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Can't thank you enough for having reminded me of the arrival of Spring! These pies are perfect for Easter. A will-do but without the crust if you don't mind. Will do a double amount of filling and put it in a pretty glass bowl…your recipes are always superb. As AMy said – KUDOS, double!

Diane-The WHOLE Gang March 18, 2010 at 2:32 pm

This looks so good. You are an amazing baker. I bow to you.

Valérie March 18, 2010 at 2:40 pm

I'm sure your brother loved it! The texture looks so great! Happy belated St Patrick's Day (which I celebrated in typical unrelated fashion, with cheese)!

Linda March 18, 2010 at 4:48 pm

I want that pie! It looks so good, and I know my husband would love it too. Thanks for sharing this on Gluten-Free Wednesdays.

Anne March 18, 2010 at 8:48 pm

I want to make this. Now. Too bad I'm at work. It looks sooo good!

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} March 19, 2010 at 12:32 pm

this looks delicious, Lauren! Your brother must have been excited.

I still call my little sister a little one… there's just something that has kept her frozen in my eyes at 5…. except, she's got 18 years on that!

Chelsey March 19, 2010 at 2:20 pm

I have a party to go to and I think this is what I need to bring! I LOVE lime and everything you make is wonderful, so I will let you know how it goes next week!

gfe--gluten free easily March 20, 2010 at 3:31 am

That is one amazing pie! I bet your brother was happy to get his pale green, luscious BD pie. :-)

I so hate when I hear you are having issues. Sending many good thoughts your way!


Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella March 20, 2010 at 9:14 am

Ooh you can really see how light and fluffy it is when you see the slice picture. Amazing! Happy St Patrick's day Lauren! :)

vickys March 20, 2010 at 10:37 am

Ohhh, How envious am I that your pie crust looks effortlessly put together and so perfect. I had slight trouble with mine, so I'm so thankful you shared yours! :)

Lynn March 20, 2010 at 11:37 pm

This looks so good! My husband would love this pie. I hope you get to feeling better soon.

Alisa-Foodista March 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Your recipe is amazing!I also hope you feel a little better soon

Flirting with Flour March 21, 2010 at 9:49 pm

This looks so light and lovely – Its exactly what I need to make now that spring has arrived! Please stop by soon, I have an award waiting for you :)

Mary March 24, 2010 at 1:51 am

The pie looks delicious! I'm going to have to try this because we love any sort of lemon/lime pie.

freetofeast March 27, 2010 at 10:58 pm

Mmmmm! I am definitely subscribing to your blog!! 😀

Ellen March 23, 2014 at 2:37 pm

This looks lovely, but when I click on the pie crust recipe it takes me to a blondies recipe instead!

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