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Citrusy Meringue Pie Recipe

Citrusy Meringue Pie Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour.
  • 4. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Garnish with orange peel if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 1798277 54950
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6534718 126947
Reviewed 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!"

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