Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Homemade Delights: Frosted Orange Pie

My first ever homemade pie. And also homemade pie crust. Look at the crust, it shrunk, hahaha!

I know it doesn't look yummy but my neighbors and my hubby said it was!

I got the recipe from Taste of Home's Prize-Winning Recipes "Clip and Keep" Recipe Card Collection and I thought to give it a try since the ingredients are available in my pantry and in my refrigerator. I got the recipe for the pie crust online. I suggest to just buy the crust though it is more fulfilling if you make it too.


3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1&1/4 cups water
2 egg yolks lightly beaten
2-3 tbsp grated orange peel
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 pastry shell 9 inches, baked


1/2 cup sugar
2 egg white
2 tbsp water
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
1/8 tsp salt 
1/2 cup flaked coconut, optional toasted (I used desiccated coconut) 

In a saucepan , combine sugar, flour and salt; gradually add water. Cook and stir over medium-high heat for 2-3 mins or until thicken and bubbly. Remove from heat. Gradually stir 1/2 cup into egg yolks; return all to pan. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 mins. Remove from the heat, stir in orange and lemon peel. Gently stir juices. Pour into pastry shell. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Chill at least 3 hours.

In a heavy sauce pan or double broiler, combine sugar, egg whites and water, cream of tartar and salt. With a portable mixer, beat on a low speed for 1 min. Continue beating on low heat until frosting forms stiff peaks, about 7 minutes. Spread over chilled pie. Just before serving, sprinkle with coconut. Store in a refrigerator. Yield: 6-8 servings.

This is a very easy recipe. If you love pie and orange, you gotta try this!

Thank you for visiting! Have a good one!

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