Lemon-Orange Meringue Pie
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A twist on a favorite with two zesty citrus fruits.
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- 1 (15 ounce) package all ready pie crusts
- 2 lemons
- 1 orange
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 5 eggs
- 1 pinch salt
- Prepare pie crust according to package directions, using foil on edges to prevent burning, until completely baked through. Cool completely.
- Grate lemon and orange peels with zester, making sure not to get any pith.
- Remove segments from membranes and squeeze to release juices and segments in large bowl, making sure to remove any seeds.
- Whisk cornstarch, then 3/4 cup of sugar into fruit, breaking up fruit.
- Beat in 2 eggs and 3 eggs yolks (reserve whites for meringue).
- Stir 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel and all but 1/2 teaspoon orange peel.
- Transfer to heavy medium saucepan at medium high heat. Whisk until mixture boils. Continue whisking vigorously 1 minute.
- Transfer to bowl and cool completely.
- Preheat over to 350.
- Spread filling evenly in crust.
- Using electric mixer beat reserved 3 egg whites and salt until medium peaks form.
- Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar and beat about 3 more minutes.
- Beat in 1/2 teaspoon orange peel.
- Spread over filling and bake until meringue is golden, about 15 minutes.
- Cool and refrigerate 1 hour before serving.
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