I have made so many pies, but this is my favorite. It's quick too! Addition of butter to the recipe is optional.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 7 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 cups water
- 3 egg yolks
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon lemonade-flavored drink mix powder
- 3 egg whites
- 1/4 cup white sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a medium bowl combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, cornstarch, water, egg yolks and salt. Cook mixture in a saucepan over medium heat for 6 minutes, stirring constantly until it reaches a thick and creamy consistency; remove from heat.
Add to mixture the orange juice, butter and lemonade-flavored drink mix. Pour into a 9 inch pie dish. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add sugar, continuing to beat until whites form stiff peaks. Spread meringue over pie, covering completely.
Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oven for 8 minutes. Remove from oven; cover and chill for one hour.