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Orange Meringue Pie

Orange Meringue Pie

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 50 m
jowolf2

jowolf2

A nice change from lemon meringue. A unique flavor.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.6g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 121 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium:
  • 242 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Line pastry with aluminum foil and a layer of pie weights or dried beans. Bake in the preheated oven until edge of crust is golden, about 10 minutes. Carefully remove the foil and weights; bake about 5 minutes more.
  2. In a small saucepan, stir together the 3/4 cup sugar, 1/3 cup cornstarch, and salt. Mix in the orange juice, lemon juice, and water. Whisk in the egg yolks. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thick and bubbly, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in butter and orange zest. If desired; stir in diced orange segments. Pour into prepared pie crust, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside to cool.
  3. When pie filling has cooled to room temperature, preheat oven and prepare meringue. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large glass or metal bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar and cream of tartar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites should form a sharp peak that holds its shape. Spread over pie, making sure the meringue completely covers the filling and meets the edges of the pie crust.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until meringue topping is golden brown, about 15 minutes.
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Reviews

Tsuki
17

Tsuki

12/8/2009

I can't believe that there really is just one review at this delicious pie ... It's the best citrus pie i ever had, better than the Lemon & Lime pie! Thank you very much! I'll make this one again!

proudarmywife
16

proudarmywife

1/21/2011

This was wonderful! It would be great on a hot summer day or night as the citrus is very refreshing! I actually had to make this twice as the first time I assumed the filling would set after cooling. Only later did I realize I needed to cook the filling until it is about the consistency of pudding. Practice makes perfect~! It was awesome once I cooked the filling long enough!

abapplez
15

abapplez

5/18/2010

Fantastic Recipe! Perfect as written. I do think I will try all Orange Juice next time just to make the orange flavor even stronger (we love orange flavored anything). I loved the addition of the orange segments too. This will absolutely be a repeat at our house. Thank you for sharing!

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