Gluten Free Lemon Blender Pie49
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. Well at least while you have your snout in the lemon trough. This gluten free lemon pie is from the same family of “easy and extraordinary” as mum’s gluten free blender pecan pie.
Like the gluten free pecan pie, you blend, pour and bake. This lemon blender pie is crustless, fussless, and no less than spectacular! I swear, this gluten free lemon pie is so quick, easy, and delectable, that you will keep this easy recipe on hand for last minute emergency trough 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 favourite, 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 flavour 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 lemon blender 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 gluten free pie recipes out there!
Gluten Free Lemon Blender Pie
- ¾ cup white rice flour
- 4 organic eggs
- 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup organic honey
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 Tbsp natural alcohol free vanilla extract or 1/2 Tbsp regular extract
- 1 ½ cups soy milk or hemp milk
- ½ stick or ¼ cup of organic melted butter or vegan margarine
- 1 tsp freshly grated lemon zest
- Throw all ingredients in your blender (I use a Vitamix) and blend until well combined.
- Pour into a well greased standard 9 inch/23cm pie dish and bake for about an hour at 180C/350F.
- Test the pie with a skewer. I have had this pie take up to an hour and a half to set properly, depending on the oven.
If it starts to brown too much on the top – cover with foil to continue baking without ruining that gorgeous golden finish.
Serves about 8
Piggy Cooking Tips
the best way to clean your blender
After blending up something sticky, gooey or smelly, just place a few drops of soap in the carriage with some warm water and blend on high until all of the congealed food slips away from the blades and sides. Then repeat this process. Then rinse with water and presto! Clean carriage.
If you have smells or stains repeat this process with some bicarbonate of soda or lemon juice and water.
Check out the video on A No Hassle Way To Clean Your Blender that I did as part of the Chow Tips Series.