Robert E. Lee's Orange Pie

Robert E. Lee's Orange Pie

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"Zesty orange custard topped with fluffy meringue. This is such an old recipe. Hope you like it."

Ingredients

1 h servings 269 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 269 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 40g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 151 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (225 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar until mixture is thick and lemon-colored. Add flour, melted butter, grated orange rind, and orange juice. Mix thoroughly, then pour into pastry shell.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake an additional 25 minutes, until custard is set.
  4. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add 6 tablespoons sugar, continuing to beat until whites form stiff peaks. Spread meringue over pie, covering completely. Return to oven for 10 minutes, until meringue is golden brown. Cool before serving. Garnish with orange slices.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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I'm not the biggest fan of meringue so instead of using it, I placed the orange segments decoratively over the orange custard, sprinkled some suger over the top and caramalised it. A great recip...

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This was good but the meringue really overwhelmed the orange custard. I think next time I would double the amount of orange custard so it is a thicker pie. The filling was kind of thin and the...

This was good but the meringue really overwhelmed the orange custard. I think next time I would double the amount of orange custard so it is a thicker pie. The filling was kind of thin and the...

I'm not the biggest fan of meringue so instead of using it, I placed the orange segments decoratively over the orange custard, sprinkled some suger over the top and caramalised it. A great recip...

this was a good pie. everyone comented on it. i do have to agree with other people that the filling recipe needs to be doubled.

I enjoyed my pie but I did double the orange and meringue I used 6 yolks, 3/4 cup sugar, 4 tbs flour, 2 tbs butter, 2 tbs zest, 2 cup orange juice for the orange pudding. The meringue was made...

This is a great pie. I even baked it with the merangue at l0,000 feet and it turned out!! Used a graham cracker crust which turned out well. Thanks again!!

This pie was pretty good, but the layer of orange filling was too thin. If I make it again, I will probably double the filling ingredients.

I jut did not care for the taste. it reminded me a lot of chess pie. the orange flavor was just waaaaay to sweet. I am just used to having a citrus pie with a "tangy" flavor . there was nothi...

This recipe is very easy and very good. I don't usually like meringue pies, but this one is unique and delicious. Oranges are abundant this time of year, so I was looking for something using fre...

I am not sure what I did to goof this up but the orange middle came out liquidy. This would have been so good if not for that. Still we ate up the whole thing!