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Burnt Orange Meringue Pie






  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine sugar and cornstarch in medium saucepan.
  3. Blend water and egg yolks; gradually stir into sugar mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in orange juice, orange peel and butter.
  5. Immediately pour mixture into prepared pie shell.
  6. Combine egg whites and cream of tartar in a large mixer bowl, making sure bowl and beaters are free of any grease.
  7. Gradually beat in sugar 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until whites are stiff and glossy. Do not under-beat.
  8. Fold in orange liqueur.
  9. Spread meringue over pie filling, sealing carefully to edges of crust.
  10. Bake until meringue is just golden brown, about 9 minutes.
  11. Cool completely on rack before slicing and serving.

Serves 8


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