Kiwi Lime Pie | Swirls and Spice

Kiwi Lime Pie

They will soon dye the river green for St. Patrick’s Day in nearby Chicago.  But for this brilliant green pie, no artificial dye is needed, thanks to the vivid color of fresh kiwi fruit.

Kiwi Lime Pie | Swirls and Spice

I had in mind to bake a fresh pie for my daughter’s class, which is celebrating Pi Day on Monday.  Unfortunately, the go-getter parents beat me to it and signed up for all the pie slots.  So what round food am I sending instead?  Savory quesadillas, which are a bit lackluster compared to pie, but will have to do.  However, that isn’t stopping me from making this kiwi lime pie for us to enjoy at home.  And I am fairly sure that my friends at Fiesta Friday will appreciate a fine dessert like this too!

Kiwi Lime Pie | Swirls and Spice | #glutenfree

Since we love kiwi so much, I anticipate making kiwi lime pie in the months to come as well–possibly with a ring or two of blueberries added when they are in season.  Even though my family and I adore eating pie, I hate to pay for one from a store when I know that homemade pie tastes so much better.

What’s so appealing about this homemade pie is that it not only tastes tangy and fresh, it’s full of nutrients and beneficial enzymes, thanks to raw kiwi fruit.  And that, along with the simplicity of the ingredients, will motivate me to make this particular pie again without hesitation.

Kiwi Lime Pie

When an occasion calls for pie, this sweet and tart recipe fits the season.  Kiwi Lime Pie is perfectly suited in shape for Pi day on March 14 (3.14), and sports a festive green color for St. Patrick’s Day a few days later.

Ingredients:Kiwi Lime Pie | Swirls and Spice

  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup pure honey
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 + 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch or tapioca flour
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 cups whipped cream or whipped coconut cream
  • 6 to 7 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 recipe gluten-free pie crust dough, chilled

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Onto a sheet of baking parchment dusted with rice flour, roll out pie crust and carefully transfer to pie pan.  Shape to form a round crust that covers the edges of the pie pan evenly, trimming any excess.  Prick bottom of crust several times with a fork and blind bake crust for about 15 minutes, until light golden.  Let crust cool in the pan on a wire rack.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Whisk together eggs, honey, maple syrup, and coconut milk until very smooth.  In a separate small bowl, whisk together lime juice, salt, and cornstarch. Combine both mixtures in a microwave-safe bowl; cook in the microwave on high for 60 seconds.  Stir and cook on high again in 15 to 20 second intervals until smooth and thickened (it will be like a spreadable pudding).  Let cool to room temperature.  It may be chilled further in the refrigerator for best results.
  3. Fold together whipped cream with cooled lime curd until evenly blended.  Spread filling into baked pie crust. Chill until close to serving time.
  4. Immediately prior to serving, lap kiwi slices in circles on top of the lime filling.  Slice pie and serve with additional whipped cream if desired.

Kiwi Lime Tartlets | Swirls and Spice | #glutenfree

I’m sharing my recipe at Fiesta Friday this week, co-hosted by Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook and Apsara @ Eating Well Diary

Also shared at Allergy Free Wednesday & Savoring Saturdays.

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36 thoughts on “Kiwi Lime Pie

  1. I’m always looking for simple GF recipes. This pie recipe is so easy and makes use of the natural green color of kiwis to qualify as a St. Patrick’s dish. Brilliant! Thank you for sharing this at our FF party today!

    1. Yes, the crust is quite simple to make, and the filling can be made in the microwave (or stovetop if you prefer). Natural colors are fun to work with! Thanks for stopping by today!

  2. Hmm, everything happens for a reason. If you sent this to the school, then we will not have the chance to enjoy this. 😀 This pie is so beautiful and I don’t want to cut it. But I am a little hungry, so I’ll close my eyes while I do. 😀 Thanks for sharing! x

    1. It was a little sad to cut it, but very tangy & delicious in the mouth. 🙂 I think this pie would freeze well, making it a semifreddo, before adding the kiwi. Then it could be cut into neat slices. Thanks for co-hosting the fiesta this week!

  3. That pie is gorgeous! And sounds so refreshing and delicious. It’s the healthiest pie around, too. My daughter would love this since she loves kiwifruits. We’ve been obsessed lately with the yellow kiwis. I’ll have to give this a try 😋😋

    1. I haven’t seen the yellow kiwis lately. Do they taste like the green ones or are they sweeter? If you like blueberries, I recommend adding some of those too. I made a second pie because I had a full recipe of pie dough made. 🙂 And feel free to add more than 2 cups of whipped cream to fill the pie dish. 🙂

    1. I’m pleased to hear it! Feel free to adjust the tang of the filling by adding more whipped cream or less of the lime curd if you prefer. I like mine on the tart side. 🙂

  4. Stopping by to let you know that I’ll be featuring this at Savoring Saturdays linky party later today. Have a great weekend!

  5. This kiwi lime pie looks sooooo good! I can’t wait to try this recipe too! I feel like it’s got just the right amount of decadence I am needing in my life this weekend!

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