Lemon Chiffon Pie

Lemon Chiffon Pie is a delightful and light dessert that combines the tangy flavor of lemon with a fluffy and airy chiffon filling. Here’s a recipe to make a delicious Lemon Chiffon Pie:


For the crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

For the filling:

  • 1 envelope (about 2 1/2 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the topping:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Lemon zest, for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and granulated sugar for the crust. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish.
  3. Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water and let it soften for about 5 minutes.
  5. In a heatproof bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, egg yolks, lemon juice, lemon zest, water, and salt. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water (double boiler) and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens slightly, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  6. Add the softened gelatin to the hot lemon mixture and stir until completely dissolved. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
  7. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  8. Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the cooled lemon mixture until well combined and no streaks remain.
  9. Pour the lemon chiffon filling into the cooled pie crust and smooth the top with a spatula. Refrigerate the pie for at least 4 hours, or until set.
  10. Before serving, prepare the whipped cream topping. In a mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. Spread the whipped cream over the chilled pie.
  11. Optionally, garnish the pie with lemon zest before serving.
  12. Slice and serve the Lemon Chiffon Pie chilled. Enjoy the light and refreshing flavor of this delightful dessert!

This pie is perfect for any occasion, especially during warmer months when you’re craving something citrusy and light.

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