Orange Meringue Pie

Orange Meringue Pie
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35 minutes 3+ hours
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35 minutes 3+ hours
Orange Meringue Pie
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35 minutes 3+ hours
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35 minutes 3+ hours
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 6 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. To make crust, combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/3 cup melted butter in a medium bowl. Press into bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 375 F for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Set aside to cool.
  2. For the filling, beat egg yolks in a medium bowl and set aside. In a saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Slowly whisk in orange juice and water until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat, stirring 2 minutes longer. Take pan off heat and gradually stir 1 cup hot filling into the bowl with the beaten egg yolks. Return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring 2 more minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lime juice, orange zest, and 1 tablespoon butter. Pour hot filling into pie crust. For the meringue, beat egg whites with a mixer until foamy. Add cream of tartar, then beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar 1 tablespoon at a time on high until stiff peaks form. (Test by turning the beater upside down. If the peak doesn’t wilt when returning beater to an upright position, then it’s ready.) Spread meringue evenly over hot filling, sealing edges all the way to the crust.
  3. Bake at 350 F for 12 to 15 minutes or until meringue begins to lightly brown. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour before serving.
Recipe Notes

Per serving: 425 calories, 15.5 grams fat (8 grams saturated fat), 70 grams total carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 4 grams protein.