Sherrybeth's Orange Meringue Pie

Total Time
45mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

Once upon a time I got really creative and decided that as much as I loved Lemon Meringue Pie, there should be some way to make another "citrus" type pie and I really wanted orange...so after numerous attempts, you get the benefit of my experiment.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (9 inch) pie shells, which you have baked until lightly brown
  • FILLING INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 13 cups orange juice (not concentrate)
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • MERINGUE INGREDIENTS

  • 2 egg whites
  • 12 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 5 tablespoons sugar

Directions

  1. In saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch.
  2. Gradually add orange juice, while heating over medium heat.
  3. Stir until thickened. Boil one minute.
  4. Take 1 cup of hot mixture and mix with egg yolks.
  5. Return the egg yolk and sugar mixture to saucepan.
  6. Stir well and boil one more minute, stirring constantly.
  7. Blend in butter and pour into pie shell.
  8. Meringue: Beat egg whites and cream of tartar with electric mixer until frothy. Add sugar, one Tbsp at a time until meringue is thick and has a glossy appearance.
  9. Spoon meringue on top of pie and bake for 10 minutes at 375°.
  10. Allow to cool to room temperature and serve or if you would like it cold, refrigerate for 4 hours before serving.
Most Helpful

I cannot find my cookbook with the recipe for orange meringue pie and came across this one. Family is devouring this pie! I made this recipe 1 1/2 size to fill a deeper 9 1/2" crust, filled it perfectly. I like a bit tarter pie so added about 1 tbsp lemon juice and zest from one orange. will probably reduce the sugar a little next time, but even if I forget, it is well loved. Thanks for the recipe.

Phunny Pharmer May 26, 2008

I have only one complaint about this pie, I should have made two! it was gone in a flash, I used fresh orange juice and also add in 2 teaspoons orange extract to the filling, I was lucky to get only a very small piece, my DS and DH gobbled it up in no time flat, so I am going to make another very soon, thanks for a great recipe hon!....Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz April 12, 2007

Delicious! Added this as a last minute dessert for Easter dinner and was so glad I did. I can really only rate the filling because I used a graham crust and Meringue from Powdered Egg White. Had a bunch of organic oranges to use, and the juice was delicious and pretty sweet, but gave the pie such a lovely orange flavor and color. Wasn't paying attention to the recipe and added the egg yolks to the cold sugar/OJ mixture, then cooked as directed, and it came out fine. I did refrigerate before serving, but it would be delicious either way. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!

LonghornMama April 09, 2007