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Orange Meringue Pie...Cin

Straws Kitchen

By
@CinCooks

This is a Taste of Home recipe I have in one of my recipe files that I had on my "to make lists" that I have not gotten around to YET.

RECIPE IS FROM TASTE OF HOME
(Originally published as Orange Meringue Pie in Reminisce September/October 2001, p49)
**"I found this recipe while vacationing in Florida in the late '60s. I made a few changes and added lime juice for extra tartness. It's colorful, refreshing and looks so pretty on the plate". -June Nehmer, Las Vegas, Nevada**


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Ingredients

CRUST:

1 1/2 c
graham cracker crumbs (about 24 squares)
1/4 c
sugar (i'll use splenda)
1/3 c
butter, melted

FILLING:

1 c
sugar (i'll use splenda)
1/4 c
cornstarch
1/4 tsp
salt
1 c
orange juice
1/2 c
water
3
egg yolks, well beaten
2 Tbsp
lime juice
4 tsp
grated orange peel
1 Tbsp
butter

MERINGUE:

3
egg whites
1/8 tsp
cream of tartar
6 Tbsp
sugar (or splenda)

Directions Step-By-Step

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In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

For filling, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan. Whisk in orange juice and water until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Gradually stir 1 cup hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the lime juice, orange peel and butter. Pour hot filling into pie crust.

For the meringue, beat egg whites in a bowl until foamy. add cream of tartar; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form. Spread evenly over hot filling, sealing edges to crust.

Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour; refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.
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Nutrition Facts:
1 serving (1 slice) equals 363 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 104 mg cholesterol, 285 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy