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Orange Filling

Yield Makes 2 1/4 cups

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh orange juice
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange rind

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan; stir in orange juice until smooth. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil 1 minute. Remove from heat.

  2. Beat egg yolks and lemon juice in a small bowl until thick and pale. Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot mixture into yolks; add to remaining hot mixture, stirring constantly. Return pan to medium heat; bring mixture to a simmer, stirring constantly. Simmer 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add butter and orange rind; stir until butter melts. Pour filling into a small bowl; let cool. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or until thoroughly chilled.