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Orange Marshmallow Pie

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Interesting combination isn’t it? The orange marshmallow pie is a recipe that comes from the 40’s.

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It will look like the picture above except it has a marshmallow meringue on the top.

1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups of orange juice
2 Tablespoons of lemon juice
3 egg yolks beaten
2 Tablespoons butter
Grated rind of 1 organ you could substitute with 1 teaspoon of orange zest
1 vanilla wafer pie shell
1 marshmallow meringue

Stie in ingredients together, add orange and lemon juice and cook slow until thickened, stirring constantly. Add slowly to eggs yolks, return to heat and cook 2 minutes longer. Add butter and orange rind or zest. Cool. Pour into the pie shell, cover with meringue. This will make 1 – 9″ pie.

The French Version is to omit the meringue, Whip 3/4 cup heavy cream, sweeten and fold in 1/2 into the filling. Pour the other 1/2 of the filling into the pie shell sprinkle with chopped pecans, add remaining filling and spread with whipped cream.

For the Marshmallow meringue you can buy the topping in your favorite grocery store. Or make the recipe below.

Marshmallow Meringue

1/2 pound marshmallow
1 tablespoon mil
2 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Heat marshmallows and milk together folding over until marshmallows are half melted. Remove from the heat and continue folding until mixture is smooth and fluffy. Beat egg whites, add sugar gradually and continue beating until stiff and smooth. Add salt and vanilla. Blend into marshmallow mixture and spread over pie. Bake in very hot oven 450 F about 1 minute until light brown. This recipe is enough for one 9″ pie.

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