Orange Cream Pie
Oh my PIE!
I’m in orange cream pie heaven.
This pie made me forget about chocolate pie. That’s a big accomplishment.
The flavor is stunning, I mean, look at that fresh zest.
The orange cream is light and very fresh, and has the texture of a custard. So, not too airy like a mousse can be.
This pie is unbelievably easy to make – only 5 ingredients for the orange cream. All normal ingredients that you may typically have on hand.
And using a pre-made graham cracker crust significantly decreases the amount of time spent in the kitchen. And I like that.
Topping the pie with a little bit of cool whip is a fantastic idea.
Mmmm, I can almost taste it!
Orange Cream Pie
- Pre-made graham cracker pie crust
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 4 large egg yolks
- ¼ cup + 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tbsp thawed orange juice concentrate
- 1 tsp grated orange zest
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the prepared crust on a baking sheet and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk the condensed milk with the egg yolks until well blended. Whisk in the lemon juice, orange juice concentrate, and orange zest until completely mixed. Pour the filling into the crust.
- Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, just until the custard is hot. The result will be a soft, creamy filling. Let it cool slightly, then cover and refrigerate until completely chilled.
This sounds awesome and so fresh. But my first thought was, “I’d hate to clean up all those crumbs and zest! “. I’m a neat nut in my kitchen. Your recipe sounds like a perfect summer pie.
I only made a mess while taking pictures, otherwise the pie isn’t messy – and its super easy to make!
This looks AMAZING, Beth!! So refreshing – I adore citrus desserts but I’ve never seen one like this. Will definitely try it!!
I am all about citrus too! Thanks for coming by Kristy!
Stunning! I can’t just taste the flavor of it from how gorgeous your pictures are!
Oh gosh, thank you Nancy for your sweet comment!
YUM, I love orange cream pie! Your photos are gorgeous, and this pie perfect for the warm summer weather we have been having the last couple of days! :)
I am so glad you are getting warm weather in Wisconsin, FINALLY!!
What an absolutely gorgeous looking pie!!!
Jocelyn, thank you :-)
I would be in pie heaven with this too, Beth. LOVE the flavoring! And your pictures are really great too. Have an awesome weekend.
Gosh, thanks Matt – because I drool every time I look at one of your photos!
What a beautiful looking dessert! I think I need to take this into work soon.
I am sure everyone at work would love it! Thanks for coming by Melissa!
it looks delicious!
This pie looks great! Please come share at the Anything Goes linky, if you have not already.
What an awesome pie! Love this dessert for the upcoming summer months. And your photos are fantastic! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays.
This looks amazing! And so easy to make it :x Perfect for summer !
Such a gorgeous pie, I just have to pin it straightaway!
I really appreciate that Carolyn!
1. beautiful photography
2. this looks so delish!!
P.S. I found you through the link party on http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com.
This recipe sounds ok I think I will tweak it a little bit.Like substitute the lemon juice with 1/2 orange juice & 1/2 orange soda or even some cream soda.And add more orange zest & top it with whipped cream
I made this before and came back to get the recipe. We loved it. I like orange a lot and so does the mother in law. Win win. I usually also serve a key lime pie in case anyone has issues with oranges. Both are easy to make.