Sunday, November 6, 2016

Florida Orange Meringue Pie (With Confusing Directions)

Florida Orange Meringue Pie

1 Cup Orange Juice
1 Cup Orange sections, cut in pieces
2 Tablespoons grated, Orange rind
1 Cup sugar
5 Tablespoons cornstarch
3 Egg yolks, beaten
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons butter or margarine

Famous Florida Dessert
Combine orange juice, sections, grated rind, sugar and cornstarch.  Cook on low heat until clear.  Add a little hot mixture to beaten egg yolks.  Return to hot mixture and cook about 5 minutes longer.  Remove from heat.  Blend in lemon juice, butter or margarine.  Pour into baked pie shell.  Be sure filling and shell are both hot or both cold.  Cover filling with meringue.  Bake in 350 degree oven until lightly browned.

Photo by Cypress Gardens

This is postmarked in 1978 with a 13 cent stamp.

*These are some confusing directions! How much is a little? Cover filling with meringue? What meringue? If you make this, please let me know how it turned out.  :D
Americana Issue
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Liberty Bell 13 c
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Incase you really wanted to make this pie - I found another postcard....
Florida Orange Meringue Pie

1 1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/4 cup sugar
6 Tablespoons cornstarch
Dash of salt
4 eggs, separated
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
3 Tablespoons grated orange rind
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 1/2 cup orange sections
1 9-inch  pie shell, backed
Meringue, recipe follows

Eating Well in Florida

Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt in 1 1/2 quart saucepan.  Stir in orange and lemon juices gradually.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and bubbles.   Stir in orange sections and boil for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly.  Mix 1/4 of hot orange with slightly beaten egg yolks then blend all back into orange mixture in saucepan.  Continue to boil and stir for 3-4 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in orange and lemon rind.  Pour into hot baked pie shell. Spoon meringue on hot filling, sealing to edge of crust.  Bake at 375 degrees until delicate brown - about 7 - 10 minutes.  Cool away from draft.

Meringue: Beat 4 egg whites and 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar until foamy.  Beat in 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon at a time.  Beat until still and glossy.  Beat in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.

Photo by Rindy Nyberg

This postcard is unused and from 2007. 

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