Karyn Lee from West Columbia, South Carolina suggests a citrus twist to a traditional favorite. "Try this pie the next time you have company, and you're sure to be asked for the recipe." —Karyn Lee, West Columbia, South Carolina
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- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1-1/2 cups orange juice
- 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 egg whites
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
- Orange peel strips, optional
- In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Gradually stir in orange juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Gradually stir 1/2 cup hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in butter; keep warm.
- In a small mixing bowl, beat the egg whites on medium speed until foamy. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high just until stiff peaks and sugar is dissolved. Pour hot filling into pastry shell. Spread meringue over filling, sealing edges to crust.
- Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Garnish with orange peel if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Orange Meringue Pie in Taste of Home June/July 2003, p53
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