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Jul 16, 2012

1932 Long’s Peak Orange Pie Recipe


1932 Long’s Peak Orange Pie Recipe-
I found this in my cookbook “The Lost Art of Pie Making Made Easy” by Barbara Swell. I was in the mood for something orangey tonite, so I made it! I love the book as it has so many OLD recipes and great stories...

Ingredients-
       1 baked 8″ pie shell
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 tablespoons of flour
1 cup fresh orange juice (I used frozen)
2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of butter
1/2 teaspoon pure orange extract (my addition)
Beat the yolks with the sugar til creamy. Add the flour, orange and lemon juice, zests, and salt. Cook in a double boiler until thickened (about 20 minutes) whisking constantly. I used a small pot and it worked fine, as I don't own a double boiler and can cook :) Once thick, take off the heat and add the butter, whisking it in. Pour into a baked shell and cover with meringue:
3 egg whites room temp
3 tablespoons of sugar
Beat room temperature egg whites with an electric mixer til fluffy, then slowly add the sugar. Beat the whites until stiff, where they can hold a peak. Spread the meringue all around the top of the pie and seal it, as it helps the meringue not weep. Put pie in the center of a preheated oven at 350F for about 15 minutes until golden brown. Chill before serving!!!

This was my first attempt at a meringue-topped pie and it came out great! Dave and I each had two slices:) It was thin, so next time I might double the filling and meringue.

Enjoy!


9 comments:

Carolyn Renee said...

I've always been afraid of making meringue....maybe this recipe will get me to try it. :)

nancy said...

Yes try it, it was EASY!

Susan said...

I love anything citrus! That pie sounds and looks so completely delicious! And how did you manage to keep your meringue from shrinking into a cupcake top?

nancy said...

I have no idea! Maybe my fesh eggs? The recipe's really easy...

Michelle said...

I have had lemon pie ,not orange. I have to give this a try.

Kristina said...

I think I bought that book. I'll have to try that one. Boy it looks good.

nancy said...

She has a series of them, pretty cool, and they're pretty cheap new-$5.00 I think on Amazon...

Candy C. said...

Oohh, YUM and your meringue looks beautiful! :)

nancy said...

Thanks!

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