Fresh Orange Pie

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Lorraine of AZ

I love the fresh strawberry and blue berry pies, in which the fresh fruit is enfolded in a glistening glaze. Would any other fruit work in this same way, I wondered. Then I found not one, but two, such pies with unusual fruit. One is a fresh pineapple pie (posted) and the other is this one in which fresh orange segments rest in a luscious glaze and just invite you to give it a try.

Top Review by DocDoolittle

I almost made this recipe exactly at stated. I really, really dislike making pie crust so I cheated and bought a refrigerated one. I pressed the orange zest into the crust. Other than that I did exactly as the recipe stated. It is labor intensive - and can get a little messy with squeezing oranges - however, it is worth it!!! Do not be in a hurry to make this pie. My sister and I want to rename it The Fresh Orange Breakfast Pie. We at it for breakfast. The only thing I would do different next time - which will be even more labor intensive - is to cut the orange segments in half. It would be a little easier to get the juice out and also I would just prefer smaller pieces in the pie. We accidentally bought 3 huge bags of oranges and were looking for a way to use them up. This was perfect!! Also, I did not top it with coconut - just didn't seem necessary.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare dough for a 1-crust pie, adding grated orange zest. Line pie plate with pastry. Prick pastry with fork to prevent puffing during baking. Bake in preheated oven until golden, about 12 minutes; cool.
  2. Meanwhile, peel oranges and section into segments. Squeeze membrane and reserve juice; you should have about 1 cup. Pour sugar over segments and let stand 1 hour. Drain liquid from segments, add to reserved juice to make 1-1/2 cups (add extra juice if necessary).
  3. Place juice in a double boiler with salt and cornstarch. Cook until thickened. Add vanilla. Cool to room temperature.
  4. Spread apricot jam on baked pie shell. Add orange segments, spreading over jam. Pour cooled sauce over orange segments. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.
  5. To serve: garnish with toasted coconut.

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