Mum used to make a “Lemon Impossible Pie” that was popular back in the 80’s. I seem to be revisiting, and modifying this culinary period of my life lately. Thank goodness I am not revisiting my fashion choices! But I am certainly modifying! I don’t care what anyone says, shoulder pads and lace was never a good idea! This lemon blender pie, on the other hand, was absolutely to die for.
My motto today -- “when the universe gives you lemons, make this lemon blender pie”! The impossible will seem possible; your taste buds will be dancing for joy; and the sour taste you had in your mouth will be a distant memory. This lemon pie is from the same family of “easy and extraordinary” as mum’s gluten free blender pecan pie.
Like the pecan pie, you blend, pour and bake. This lemon pie is crustless, fussless, and no less than spectacular! I swear, this pie is so quick, easy, and delectable, that you will keep this easy recipe on hand for last minute emergency requirements again and again. My mum’s efforts, whilst fabulous, contained a lot of the “nasties” like refined sugar, dairy, milk, and wheat. I have modified this 80’s favorite, and this latest gluten free, sugar free incantation might just eclipse the original. My family are certainly singing its praises. So were the folks at Udi's Gluten Free Foods, who featured this lemon blender pie as their recipe of the week on Facebook.
I have always loved the combination of honey and lemon, so I have used honey to sweeten this pie. But as we know, honey in large quantities is not always such a “honey”. She likes to be the leading lady, and not a team player. Having said that, her talents are perfect for this pie. She gives it a depth of flavor that is really delicious. But if she is too overpowering for you, and you want a sweetener with a lower Glycemic Index, or you do not like heating honey (she tends to release toxins if overheated) agave nectar works really well in this recipe. It enhances the lemon beautifully.
When I was a little girl I asked my mum why this pie was called “Impossible Pie”, and she replied, “because it seems impossible that something so easy could be so yummy”. That just about says it all.
Blend up this easy lemon pie and you won't be sorry. It is one of the easiest pie recipes out there!