Italian Pie with Meringue and Orange Cream

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Indulge in the delightful flavors of Italy with this Italian Pie with Meringue and Orange Cream! This citrusy treat features a tender dough with a hint of orange zest, topped with a luscious orange cream and crowned with a fluffy meringue. With its sweet and tangy flavors, this pie is sure to impress your taste buds and wow your guests. Follow the step-by-step instructions to create a scrumptious dessert that will transport you to the sunny shores of Italy. Perfect for special occasions or as a decadent treat any time of the year. Bon appétit!

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Italian Pie with Meringue and Orange Cream

Ingredients:

For the dough:

  • 300 g flour
  • 120 g sugar
  • 120 g margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 packet of baking powder
  • Zest of 1/2 orange
  • A pinch of salt

For the cream:

  • Zest of 1/2 orange
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 100 g butter
  • 140 g sugar
  • 4 eggs

For the meringue:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 tbsp sugar

Step-by-Step Recipe:

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Then add eggs, margarine, and orange zest. Knead the dough and refrigerate it for 1 hour.

Italian Pie with Meringue and Orange Cream

Prepare the orange cream by beating eggs, sugar, and softened butter. Add orange juice and zest, and beat well.

Line a baking form with parchment paper and grease it with butter. Press the dough into the form, evenly spreading it and creating edges.

Italian Pie with Meringue and Orange Cream

Place beans on top of the dough (to prevent the bottom from deforming during baking). Alternatively, you can poke the dough with a fork in several places.

Bake for 10 minutes at 200°C (390°F).

Pour the orange cream onto the dough and bake for another 20 minutes.

Italian Pie with Meringue and Orange Cream

Beat the egg whites for the meringue. Spread the meringue over the cream and bake for another 10-15 minutes.

Keep an eye on the color of the meringue to prevent it from burning. Oven temperature should be 200°C (390°F).

Italian Pie with Meringue and Orange Cream

Let the pie cool for approximately 30-40 minutes.

Enjoy your delicious Italian pie with meringue and orange cream! Bon appétit!

Italian Pie with Meringue and Orange Cream

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