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Lemon Chiffon Pie

Soft and Fluffy Lemon Chiffon Pie with a Homemade Vanilla Wafer Crust

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon Chiffon Pie, Lemon Dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 497 kcal
Author Melissa


  • 54 vanilla wafer cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter melted (one stick)
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest plus more for topping
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 tbsp unflavored gelatin one small package
  • 8 oz tub of Cool Whip


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, or plastic bag using a rolling pin, crush wafer cookies until finely crushed. Combine with melted butter and press firmly and evenly into pie dish. Bake crust for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

  2. Add gelatin to cold water, mix to dissolve and set aside. In a double boiler on medium-high heat, place egg yolks, sugar, salt, lemon zest, and lemon juice in the bowl. Whisk constantly until the mixture turns an opaque color and slightly thickens, about 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat and add gelatin, stirring until dissolved. Place in the fridge for one hour or freezer for ten minutes and allow to cool and thicken to curd like consistency. 

  3. In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, beat egg whites until soft and stiff peaks form to make a meringue. Fold in meringue in two parts with lemon mixture. Do this slowly to keep the air of the egg whites. Place filling into cooled crust and top with Cool Whip. Place in the fridge for at least one hour before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Chiffon Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 497 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 150mg50%
Sodium 369mg16%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 679IU14%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.