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Rhubarb Meringue Pie

1 cup flour, sifted
1/3 cup shortening
5 tablespoons cold water
salt, pinch

2 1/2 cups rhubarb, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1/3 cup orange juice
orange rind, from one orange
1 tablespoon butter

2 egg whites
4 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

To make pastry, sift flour and salt and cut in shortening until
mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add water and work with a fork
until mixture holds together. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate
for 10 minutes. Roll pastry and fit into a 9-inch pie plate.
Prick with a fork and bake at 400F for 10 minutes. For filling,
sift sugar and flour together and add rhubarb. Cook slowly until
mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Stir in egg yolk and cook
1 minute longer. Remove from heat and add orange juice, rind and
butter. Cool and pour into baked pastry shell. Meringue: beat
egg whites until frothy. Add sugar by the tablespoon, beating
until stiff. Add vanilla. Spread meringue over the pie and return
to 350F oven for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Servings: 6


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