A chiffon pie
is a type of pie that consists of a special type of airy mousse
-like filling in a crust. The filling is typically produced by folding meringue
and/or whipped cream into a mixture resembling fruit curd
(most commonly lemon) that has been thickened with unflavored gelatin
. This filling is then put into a pre-baked pie shell of variable composition.
This same technique can also be used with canned pumpkin to produce pumpkin chiffon pie.
The preparation of a chiffon pie can be simplified by using flavored gelatin mix and artificial whipped cream substitute.
The chiffon pie was invented in Los Angeles in 1926 by Monroe Boston Strause, who was known as the Pie King. The original recipe called for beaten egg whites to be folded into a cornstarch-thickened liquid.
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