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Orange Cream Pie

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Oh my PIE!

I’m in orange cream pie heaven.

Orange Cream Pie | thefirstyearblog.com
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.

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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.

Orange Cream Pie | thefirstyearblog.com
Topping the pie with a little bit of cool whip is a fantastic idea.

Mmmm, I can almost taste it!

Orange Cream Pie | thefirstyearblog.com

Orange Cream Pie

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: one 9 inch pie


  • Pre-made graham cracker pie crust
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup & 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tsp grated orange zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the prepared crust on a baking sheet and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Recipe adapted from Desserts from the Famous Loveless Cafe Book


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  1. 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!

  2. This looks AMAZING, Beth!! So refreshing – I adore citrus desserts but I’ve never seen one like this. Will definitely try it!!

  3. Stunning! I can’t just taste the flavor of it from how gorgeous your pictures are!

  4. 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! :)

  5. What an absolutely gorgeous looking pie!!!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. it looks delicious!

  9. This pie looks great! Please come share at the Anything Goes linky, if you have not already.

  10. What an awesome pie! Love this dessert for the upcoming summer months. And your photos are fantastic! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays.

  11. This looks amazing! And so easy to make it :x Perfect for summer !

  12. Such a gorgeous pie, I just have to pin it straightaway!

  13. 1. beautiful photography
    2. this looks so delish!!
    P.S. I found you through the link party on http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com.

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