Vegan Pink Lemon Meringue Pie, it’s sound like sorcery, right?
It is! This Vegan Pink Lemon Meringue Pie was made with vegan magic known as aquafaba, the water from a can of chickpeas. It whips up into the fluffiest most perfect meringue I have ever tasted, with not even a hint of chickpea flavor at all. It’s marshmellow-y and delicious. The only thing better than vegan meringue? Putting it on top of a pink pie, of course!
I made this Vegan Pink Lemon Meringue Pie for a couple of our super awesome friends and Kickstarter backers. They got to choose their favorite recipe for me to make a vegan version of. (Thanks for the challenge, y’all!) They gave us a choice between Banana Cream Pie and Lemon Meringue Pie. I tried two different (failed) versions of a Banana Cream Pie before switching things up. The first attempt was a raw version that tasted wayyyy too healthy. My second try at Banana Cream turned brown in my Vitamix. Needless to say, the thought of making another Banana Cream Pie made me want to climb under the bed with my cat and never come out.
So, what’s a girl to do? I had quite a few pink lemons in my fridge (I am obsessed with all things pink and purple), so I thought why not go with the other choice, but make it PINK? 🙂 Thus, this Vegan Pink Lemon Meringue Pie was born. The pink lemons turned out to look more like grapefruit than a deep, rich pink. I added some raspberry juice for extra color and flavor and a couple of drops of natural pink food coloring for fun.
Let’s talk about this pie crust! It’s whole wheat and made with lemon flavored vodka, so you know it’s going to be amazing. It’s flaky and delicious, and only takes a few minutes to prepare. The recipe for this Vegan Pink Lemon Meringue Pie and flaky whole wheat crust is adapted from NamelyMarly.com, a delightful vegan food blog with tons of vegan cooking and baking tips.
I could not even believe how good this Vegan Pink Lemon Meringue Pie tastes! Normally I’m capable of restraining myself around pie, but this baby, oh no. I ate two slices of this pie PER DAY until finally giving the rest away. It’s that good! It’s pink, it’s fluffy, this Vegan Pink Lemon Meringue Pie just might be the best pie I’ve ever had.