Orange Meringue Pie Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Orange Meringue Pie Recipe
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Orange Meringue Pie

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"A nice change from lemon meringue. A unique flavor."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings

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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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 30 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 50 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 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!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 14, 2010

Interesting switch up from lemon meringue. I didn't particularly like it, but my family members who are a little shy of the strong citrus in lemon pie much approved of this alternative.

 

25 Ratings

Dec 08, 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!

 
May 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!

 
Jan 24, 2012

OMG THis was a great hit at my dinner party tonite! For those of you who like a sweet but tart dessert, this is it. I didn't think it was difficult at all. I made it strictly according to the recipe. Fabulous!

 
Dec 28, 2011

This was one of the best pies I've ever had. Next time, I'll probably add a bit of orange extract to boost the orange flavor, but it still knocks your socks off without it. We used fresh squeezed tangerine juice in place of the orange. This pie is going into regular holiday rotation at my house.

 
Nov 22, 2010

TASTE LIKE A CREAMCICLE

 
Jan 02, 2012

Made this for a potluck. It was one of the first desserts to go. Everyone loved it. Very fresh and different without being too way out there or weird.

 

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Nutrition

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

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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