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Mini Blood Orange Meringue Pies

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 12
Cheeky Kitchen Cheeky Kitchen
September 24, 2014

Ingredients

2
Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Pie Crusts, cut into 12 rounds
3/4
cup blood orange juice or red orange juice
1
blood orange, pulp removed
3/4
cup sugar
2
tablespoons cornstarch
3
eggs
1/4
teaspoon cream of tartar
pinch salt

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400°F. Press pie crust rounds into a muffin tin. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool. Set aside.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine blood orange juice, freshly squeezed blood orange juice, 1/2 cup of sugar, cornstarch, and 1 egg and two of the yolks in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 45-second bursts, whisking between each set, until the filling has set up.
  • 3
    Remove pie crusts and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spoon thickened filling into the center of each crust.
  • 4
    Reduce oven temperature to 375°F.
  • 5
    In a stand mixer, beat the two remaining egg whites together until stiff peaks form. Add Cream of Tartar and remaining 1/4-cup of sugar. Whip just until a silky meringue forms.
  • 6
    Spoon meringue atop each blood orange pie. Place in preheated oven and bake 8-12 minutes, or until the meringue is golden brown and cooked through. Remove and cool before serving.
 

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More About This Recipe
  • Wanna be gorgeous? Eat gorgeous!

    Or, at least that's what my mama always said. At any rate, it's worth a try with these beautiful Blood Orange Mini Meringue Pies and six other blood orange recipes! Open up, pretty baby. It's gonna be a delicious day!

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    This fun, little recipe starts with a simple lineup of ingredients. Even though there are several steps, they're supremely easy, with the filling actually cooking in the microwave, and the crust and meringue getting all toasty and warm in the oven. You mean, a beautiful recipe with both substance AND style? Oh, yes. It's like a feminist supermodel. Just all sorts of feisty goodness a happenin' in tiny, little pies.

    Start by pressing rounds of Pillsbury pie crust into a muffin tin. Bake until golden brown.

    While the pie crusts are getting all golden delicious, you'll toss together the simple blood orange filling in the MICROWAVE (yeah, it's like wearing heels to the playground, but don't diss. It's a perfectly legit way to work nowadays.)

    Spoon the blood orange filling into each pie cup, then top with fluffy, silken meringue. And no fussing about wearing white before labor day, the pie doesn't care. She's just all about looking good. Sometimes food gets vain like that.

    Gently transfer each itty bitty delight to a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven until the meringue sets, cooks through, and looks as perky as a summer day. All fashion references to the former sentence hereby withheld for propriety's sake.

    With couth in tact, and a pan full of pies waiting behind the scenes, it's time to prep the runway.

    Grrr. Rowr. Meow. Blood Orange doesn't get more gorgeous than this.

    Looking for a few other ways to bake up Blood Oranges in zesty, schmesty, super beautiful ways? Dig into a few of our fave recipes and let your world be just a little tastier than it was yesterday!

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    Jump into a bit of feisty fun with these Blood Orange Mimosa Pies. Utterly refreshing, sweet, and splendid, what better way to start your day than with a Mimosa... in a pie?!

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