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orange meringue pie

(9 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
gaynel mohler
junction city, OH

My late husband loved this. Do not use store-bought juice. Should only use fresh-squeezed.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Easy to make, this is a refreshing meringue pie for spring or summer. It's a delicious twist on a citrus meringue pie. The orange flavor is sweet and refreshing. Thick and creamy, the filling is a nice contrast to the light and fluffy meringue. So yummy!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(9 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For orange meringue pie

  • 1 1/2 c
    fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar (can substitute honey, to taste)
  • 3
    egg yolks
  • grated rind of one orange
  • 1
    pre baked pie shell
  • 3
    egg whites
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    cream of tartar

How To Make orange meringue pie

Test Kitchen Tips
We baked the pie for about 15 minutes to brown the top.
  • Corn starch and water dissolved in a saucepan.
    In a heavy saucepan, dissolve corn starch in 1/4 cup cold water.
  • Egg yolks and orange juice added to the saucepan.
    Beat egg yolks and add to orange juice. Place in a saucepan with corn starch water. Sweeten to taste with sugar or honey (this depends on how sweet the orange juice is). Cook slowly until the mixture is thickened.
  • Butter and orange rind added to the saucepan.
    Take from heat, add butter and orange rind zest. Mix until butter melts.
  • Filling poured into a pie crust.
    Pour into prepared pie crust.
  • Whipped meringue in a bowl.
    Make meringue with egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar.
  • Meringue on top of the filling.
    Top pie with meringue.
  • Orange Meringue Pie baking in the oven.
    Bake 350 degrees until swirls are tinted brown.