September 1, 2010

Orange Meringue Pie

3/4 C. sugar
1/4 C. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
1-1/2 Cups orange juice
2 slightly beaten egg yolks
1 T. margarine or butter
1 tsp. grated orange peel
1 baked (8-inch) pastry shell
2 egg whites
1/4 c. sugar

    In a saucepan combine 3/4 cup sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Slowly stir in juice. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat. Cook 1 minute more; remove from heat. Stir small amount of hot mixture into yolks; return to hot mixture. Cook stir 2 minutes more. Stir margarine and peel. Pour into pastry shell.
    Beat egg whites to soft peaks. Slowly beat in 1/4 cup sugar to stiff; spread over hot filling, sealing edges. Bake at 400 F. for 7 to 9 minutes. Cool on rack.

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