Burnt Orange Meringue Pie

Ingredients

Pie

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 baked 9-inch pie shell

Meringue

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange flavored liqueur

Instructions

  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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