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Orange Meringue Pie

Flaky pie pastry holds creamy orange custard topped with fluffy egg white meringue
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword orange, pie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 311kcal
Author Amee

Ingredients

For the Pie Crust:

  • 1 pie crust baked (per package directions, or make your own homemade pie crust)

For the Filling:

  • 1 ⅓ cups freshly squeezed orange juice  Simply Orange brand oj works great here, too
  • zest of one whole orange 
  • 4 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 1 tbsp white wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar

For the Meringue:

  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • 5 tbsp sugar

Instructions

  • Using a microplane or zester, zest one whole orange.
  • Separate egg yolks from the egg whites; Set both aside.
  • Mix flour, tapioca starch and sugar in a saucepan.  Add orange zest and orange juice slowly, while stirring, over medium heat. Stir until thickened and boil for one minute.
  • Portion a half a cup of the boiling mixture and add to your egg yolks slowly, stirring very quickly with a whisk so your eggs don’t curdle. Add your yolk mixture back into the pot with the sugar mixture.  Boil one more minute over medium heat, stirring constantly. It should be fairly thick and starting to cling to the whisk.
  • Stir in butter until melted and then pour into your pre-baked pie shell.  Set aside.
  • Turn on oven to 375 degrees F. to preheat.
  • Meanwhile, beat egg whites and cream of tartar in the bowl of a stand mixer on high speed until frothy. Slowly add sugar until meringue is thick and glossy. 
  • Spread meringue over pie and bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Remove pie from oven and place pan on a cooling rack.
  • This pie is delicious warm, or chill several hours and serve cold.

Nutrition

Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 269IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg