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Citrusy Meringue Pie

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • MERINGUE:
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • Orange zest strips, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in orange juice until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir 1/2 cup hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Stir in butter; keep warm.
  • In a small 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 form 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 zest if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 306 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Madie11
    Sep 16, 2013

    Wonderful pie! Makes a nice change from lemon meringue. Husband prefers this to a lemon meringue. Making again tomorrow as a cool dessert on a hot day.

  • Redtar
    Feb 16, 2012

    It took over a week to find this Orange Meringue reciepe on the net, well worth the search. I like the omission of orange zest,lemon or lime juice as other pie reciepe's require. This is a true Orange Menringue Pie!