A change from the popular Lemon Meringue Pie.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend cornstarch, 3/4 cup sugar, and salt in a saucepan. Gradually stir in the hot water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Reduce heat to low. Cook and stir 5 minutes longer. Remove from heat.

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  • Mix butter or margarine, egg yolks, orange juice, and orange rind into the cornstarch mixture. Cook one minute more. Cover entire surface with clear plastic. Let cool just slightly, and pour into the cooled pastry shell. Cool to room temperature.

  • In a clean glass bowl, beat the egg whites with vanilla extract and cream of tartar until foamy. Beat in 4 tablespoons sugar gradually, and continue beating until meringue forms stiff and glossy peaks. Spread meringue in swirls over the filling; be sure to seal to the edge of the pastry.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 15 minutes, or till the meringue is tipped golden brown. Cool to room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

240.8 calories; 2.5 g protein; 40.1 g carbohydrates; 58.8 mg cholesterol; 139.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2002
I had never made any meringue pie before and found this one easy and very delicious. My boyfriend actually said he'd have to quite eating the lemon meringue pie because it doesn't compare to the orange! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/26/2003
I wasn't satisfied with how the pie turned out. The zest made it bitter (yes I know not to use the white part) and gave it more texture than I care for. 2 egg whites made for a very skimpy topping also. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2002
I had never made any meringue pie before and found this one easy and very delicious. My boyfriend actually said he'd have to quite eating the lemon meringue pie because it doesn't compare to the orange! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2002
I had never made any meringue pie before and found this one easy and very delicious. My boyfriend actually said he'd have to quite eating the lemon meringue pie because it doesn't compare to the orange! Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2003
This recipe was definitely very easy to make but I found that it was rather skimpy on the meringue topping as well as the filling. The filling was a bit runny even though I followed the recipe perfectly. It tasted good though and everyone seemed to like it but I have to admit that it was a bit disappointing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
Although I had issues with this recipe solidifying my husband and I loved the flavor and texture. I think I may have over cooked the starch mixture. Need to really watch this. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/26/2003
I wasn't satisfied with how the pie turned out. The zest made it bitter (yes I know not to use the white part) and gave it more texture than I care for. 2 egg whites made for a very skimpy topping also. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2006
I thought it was fantastic! I substituted the orange juice to 1 orange popsicle and the corn starch to flour and it turned out magnificent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2003
IT WAS VERY GOOD I HAVE MADE ORANGE PIE BEFORE BUT NEVER WITH FROZEN CONCENTRATE! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2018
Easy to make. I recommend having your ingredients all ready to go when you start. It makes it so much easier in the long run. My kid and I had a blast making this together. Easy for her to help with and you don't need a ton of baking experience to get it right. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2012
Cook the filling just a little longer and it'll thicken up nicely...double the recipe to make enough pie filling and meringue then you're good to go! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/10/2020
Tastes like a lemon pie. Thought it would have a stronger orange flavor. Read More