Thursday, July 19, 2007
Florida Orange Meringue Pie
How to make a Florida Orange Meringue Pie
Who wants pie? Who wants pie?
- 1-1/2 cup sugar
- 6 tablespoons cornstarch
- Dash salt
- 1-1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1-1/2 cup orange sections
- 4 eggs, separated
- 3 tablespoons grated orange rind
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
- 1 9-inch pie shell, baked
- Meringue (see below)
Mix 1/4 of hot orange mixture with slightly beaten egg yolks; then blend all back into orange mixture in saucepan. Continue to boil and stir for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in orange and lemon rind.
Pour into baked pie shell. Top with meringue.
Meringue: Beat the four egg whites until foamy. Then add 1/2 cup sugar slowly, by tablespoons, until beaten stiff and glossy. Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
Spread the meringue so it covers the orange filling. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes until the meringue is a delicate brown. Cool and eat.
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