Orange Pumpkin Pie

Orange Pumpkin Pie

Orange livens up an old traditional favorite to create a new twist. Pumpkin pie is the staple of many holidays and special occasions. Our version blends spices, pumpkin, and Limoneira® orange in both the filling and the crust.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American



  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest grated
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  • 2/3 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest grated
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup orange juice strained of pulp
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F


  • Measure the flour, salt, sugar, orange zest and cinnamon into a bowl, and toss to blend together.
  • Cut in the vegetable shortening with forks, or a pastry blender, until the mixture resembles a coarse meal with pea-sizes chunks.
  • Stir in the water until the dough is firm, but elastic, adding a little more water if necessary.
  • Roll out on a floured surface to a round that will fit your 9-inch pie pan.
  • Place in the pan and press it gently into the sides. Poke a few holes with a fork into the dough at intervals (to allow for the release of hot air).
  • Bake for about 10 minutes and remove from the oven. It will not be fully baked – that’s the point.


  • Measure the brown sugar, spices, and orange zest in a bowl. Stir to mix together.
  • Beat in the eggs and maple syrup until well blended.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, stirring until well combined.
  • Pour the filling into the pre-baked pie shell, and use foil to tent the outside edges of the crust.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until set.
  • Allow the pie to cool in the fridge for 4 to 5 hours before serving.


Note: 1 large orange will yield 1-2 tablespoons of zest and about 1/3 cup of juice.
Keyword Oranges, pumpkin
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