Summer Pies

Orange Pie

Orange Pie

For the crust:

  • One 9-inch baked pastry pie crust

Ingredients for the filling:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. orange-flavored drink mix
  • 3 oranges, peeled and chopped

Cream cheese mixture:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 8 ounces whipped cream

For the garnish:

  • 8 ounces whipped cream (optional)

To prepare orange filling:

Bring 1 ½ cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. In a bowl, mix together sugar, cornstarch and drink mix. Add ½ cup of water into the sugar mixture and stir. Pour into boiling water, reduce to medium heat, stirring as it cooks. Remove from heat when it begins to thicken a bit. Cool. Stir in orange pieces.

To prepare cream cheese mixture:

In a bowl, stir together cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until creamy. Add half of the whipped cream to the mixture. Spoon into baked pie crust. Top with orange filling. Refrigerate overnight.

For the garnish:

Decorate the top of the pie with reserved whipped cream, if desired.

Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.

THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.

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