Gluten Free Upside Down Lemon Pie


If you crave a gluten free lemon pie this upside down lemon pie is a must try!

Gluten Free Upside Down Lemon Pie

This gluten free upside down lemon pie is an excellent way to have dessert without a traditional piecrust.


Gluten Free Upside Down Lemon Pie

Gluten Free Upside Down Lemon Pie


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice *see note about trying orange juice!
  • 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • For crust:
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cram of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • whipped cream (can use heavy cream or lemon juice, vanilla, dry milk powder and sugar)


  1. Put the constarch, water, sugar and salt in a medium size nonstick saucepan. Boil for 1 minute.
  2. Put 1/4 cup of this mixture in a separate bowl and add egg yolks. Whisk.
  3. Gradually add the rest of the boiled mixture while mixing well.
  4. Put back in the saucepan and heat for 1 minute.
  5. Remove from heat. Add cold chopped butter, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix well.
  6. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  7. Pour in merinque crust.
  8. To make crust: Beat 2 egg whites till stiff. Add cream of tartar and salt then add 1/2 cup sugar gradually while still mixing.
  9. Add vanilla extract. Roll a small amount between your fingers- if you still feel the sugar continue beating until the sugar is dissolved. Put in greased 9 inch pie dish and design as desired. Then bake at 300 for 40 minutes.
  10. Beat 1 cup heavy cream with 1 teaspoon sugar until thick or stiff. If you want to make your own nonfat whipped cream: Combine 1/3 cup ice water with 1 1/4 teaspoons lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Add 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder. Beat until stiff; add sugar and beat a few minutes longer.
  11. Pour the cooled mixture in the meringue crust. Top the lemon pie with whipped cream.
  12. *Varieties: The ingredient picture shows oranges- I love the orange juice for an orange creamsicle pie!

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Enjoy your gluten free upside down lemon pie during this season of fresh lemons for the best taste!

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  1. I would love to make this, because I love the whipped lemon pies, just might have to try this, and the fact that it is Gluten free, makes it even better!

  2. my daughter in law can only eat gluten free.. think I will try n make this for her for thanksgiving.. thanks for sharing.. 🙂

  3. We are currently scouring the internet for gluten free recipes as we have 2 Autistic sons, and I show signs of gluten allergy. Thanks so much for sharing this amazing recipe! I can’t wait to give it a try!!!

  4. I LOVE lemon pies so Seeing this is gluten free I will definitely have to give this one a try! The near mention of this pie has me craving it SO bad and it’s only 8:30 am!

  5. This is perfect! My mom has to eat gluten free and I never know what to make her. I don’t even have to buy any of the special flours for this! Thanks!