Orange Meringue Pie

Orange Meringue Pie

“Experience a burst of citrusy sunshine with our Orange Meringue Pie. This delightful dessert is a refreshing twist on a classic favorite, embracing the vibrant essence of oranges in a tantalizing pie form. Imagine a buttery, flaky crust cradling a silky orange filling that’s a harmonious balance of tangy and sweet. Topped with a cloud-like meringue that’s kissed with a golden hue, each slice offers a medley of textures and flavors that awaken the palate. Whether enjoyed as a zesty finale to a dinner gathering, a special treat for citrus lovers, or a delightful reminder of sun-soaked days, our Orange Meringue Pie promises a culinary journey that captures the essence of citrus orchards and the joy of indulging in a slice of tangy-sweet perfection.”

Orange Meringue Pie


  • 1 (9 inch/23 cm) unbaked pie crust or ready-made pie

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • ⅓ cup cornstarch

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 cup orange juice

  • ½ cup lemon juice

  • ¼ cup water

  • 4 eggs, separated

  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, cut into pieces

  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest

  • ½ cup diced orange segments

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar


  • Step 1 – Crust (skip this step if using a ready-made pie)
  • Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). Line pastry with aluminum foil and a layer of pie weights or dried beans. Bake in the preheated oven until edge of crust is golden, about 10 minutes. Carefully remove the foil and weights; bake about 5 minutes more.
  • Step 2 – Filling
  • In a small saucepan, stir together the ¾ cup sugar, 1/3 cup cornstarch, and salt. Mix in the orange juice, lemon juice, and water. Whisk in the egg yolks. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thick and bubbly, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in butter and orange zest. If desired; stir in diced orange segments. Pour into prepared pie crust, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside to cool.
  • Step 3 – Meringue
  • When pie filling has cooled to room temperature, preheat oven and prepare meringue. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). In a large glass or metal bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add ½ cup sugar and cream of tartar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites should form a sharp peak that holds its shape. Spread over pie, making sure the meringue completely covers the filling and meets the edges of the pie crust.
  • Step 4
  • Bake in preheated oven until meringue topping is golden brown, about 15 minutes.

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