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Orange Meringue Puddings

Real Simple APRIL 2004

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 cups fresh orange juice
  • 1/3 cup plus 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3 egg whites


Preheat oven to 425° F. In a medium saucepan over low heat melt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, then whisk in the zest of 1 orange, 2 cups fresh orange juice, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup corn-starch, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 3 large egg yolks. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Pour into 4 ramekins or custard cups.

In a bowl, beat 3 egg whites and 1/2 cup sugar until the sugar dissolves and stiff, glossy peaks form. Spread the meringue over the puddings. Bake until the meringue is browned, about 10 minutes. Set the puddings in a pan of ice water to cool, then refrigerate 1 hour or until cold.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 40.69mg
  • Calories: 355.12
  • Calories from fat: 24%
  • Carbohydrate: 62.74g
  • Cholesterol: 173.68mg
  • Fat: 9.66g
  • Fiber: 0.64g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Protein: 5.71mg
  • Saturated fat: 4.79g
  • Sodium: 200.66mg

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Orange Meringue Puddings Recipe