I used Cara Cara oranges for this pie. A Cara Cara orange looks similar to a navel orange on the outside but the inside looks like a Ruby Grapefruit. It is sweet and imparts beautiful deep color
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- 9 inch pie crust unbaked
- 1 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter ( 1 stick) at room temperature
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon cornmeal
- 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
- 3 tablespoons orange zest (2 large oranges)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large mixing bowl cream the butter. Add the sugar and beat until fluffy. Beat in the eggs and buttermilk. Add the flour, cornmeal, orange juice and orange zest and mix until smooth.
Pour the mixture into your crust lined 9 inch pie plate.
Bake for 40 minutes to 45 minutes until the center of the pie is set.