Sour oranges, also known as Seville oranges, are a very acidic fruit. Adding some lemon juice to orange juice concentrate in this recipe for Sour Orange Pie, gives you that sour orange flavor.
It’s really good.
The animal cracker cookie crust is a lovely change from the ubiquitous graham cracker crust and contrasts nicely with the tangy pie filling. Put some orange-scented whipped cream on top to tie it all together.
Sour Orange Pie
Animal Cracker Crust (recipe follows)
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
6 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed ( such as Minute Maid Original)
4 large egg yolks
6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 2 large lemons)
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 pinch salt
Orange Whipped Cream (recipe follows)
1. Whisk orange juice concentrate, egg yolks, lemon juice, both zests and salt in a bowl until fully combined. Pour filling into cooled crust.
2. Bake pie until center jiggles slightly when shaken, 15 to 17 minutes. Let cool completely.
3. Refrigerate until fully chilled, at least 3 hours or cover with greased plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
4. Slice chilled pie and serve with whipped cream.
Serves 6 to 8
Animal Cracker Crust
5 ounces animal cracker cookies (about 60-80 animal cracker cookies)
3 tablespoons sugar
1 pinch salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1. Place oven rack in middle position and heat oven to 325℉.
2. Process crackers, sugar and salt in food processor until finely ground, about 30 seconds.
3. Add melted butter and pulse until combined, about 9 pulses. Transfer crumbs to a 9-inch pie plate.
4. Using bottom of dry measuring cup or bottom of a drinking glass, press crumbs firmly into bottom and up sides of pie plate.
5. Bake crust until beginning to brown, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool completely.
Orange Whipped Cream
3⁄4 cup heavy cream, chilled
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon grated orange zest
1. Whisk cream, sugar and orange zest in medium bowl until stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes.
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