Orange Meringue Pie
1 prebaked pie
1 cup orange juice
1 cup orange
sections, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons orange rind, grated
1 cup sugar
5 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Combine orange juice, sections, rind, sugar and cornstarch in
a medium saucepan. Cook on low heat, stirring occasionally, until clear.
Beat the egg yolks in a small bowl and add a little of the
hot mixture, stirring quickly to prevent eggs from cooking.
Whisk warm egg mixture into hot mixture and cook, stirring
continuously, for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and blend in lemon juice and
butter. Set aside.
In medium bowl, beat the egg whites on high speed until stiff
peaks form; then add 1-1/2 Tblsp of sugar and mix until blended in.
Pour warm orange filling into warm pie shell.
Spoon sweetened egg whites on top of filling and bake at
350ºF until meringue is lightly browned.