DELICIOUS ORANGE MERINGUE PIE IS EVEN BETTER THAN LEMON

DELICIOUS ORANGE MERINGUE PIE IS EVEN BETTER THAN LEMON

INGREDIENTS:

-1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
-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

DIRECTIONS:

Step 1:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees 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:
In a small saucepan, stir together the 3/4 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 …