Friday, January 13, 2012

Tangerine Chess Pie

Being the parent of a high school band student, or the parent of any school child for that matter, means you will have the pleasure of fundraising at least several times each school year.  Our band's major fundraiser of the year is their annual fruit sale.  This one is actually a pretty easy sell as some folks want to buy fruit every year and they will seek out someone who is selling so you just have to be in the right place at the right time, order form at the ready.

Our purchase this year was a box of tangerines, quite good but way too many to just eat, leaving me scrambling for ways to use them before it was too late.  I discovered there aren't many recipes out there that call for tangerines. 

One solution ... take a basic chess pie recipe and citrus it up with some fresh tangerine juice and the result ... delicious!

Tangerine Chess Pie

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
5 eggs
3/4 cup freshly squeezed tangerine juice
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cornmeal
2 - 9-inch pie shells

Cream butter on medium speed, add sugar and continue to mix until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add tangerine juice to batter, then mix in flour and cornmeal until well blended.  Pour into pie shells.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes until set.

I may order tangerines again next year just so I can make this pie.

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