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Cutie Pie

I love my cutie pie!  Don’t you love yours?

Of course, I’m talking about this little guy, who is getting bigger every day:

Cutie Pie

But, I love my cutie pies too!  Cutie pies are small, orange custard pies with gingersnap crusts, topped with candied cuties (sometimes called clementines)!  If you’ve never tried an orange-flavored pie (and, let’s face it, most of us haven’t), you’re missing out.   To imagine the taste, think key lime pie with a vibrant orange flavor instead of lime.

Cutie Pie Recipe

I based the pie recipe on a famous orange pie recipe (Robert E. Lee’s Orange Pie).  When you Google orange pie, Robert E. Lee’s pie is just about the only thing that you can find.  It’s no wonder that more of us haven’t tried orange pie; naming a pie after a general from the losing side of the Civil War is terrible branding.  Let’s reclaim orange pie as cutie pie and give it some love!

You could prepare cutie pie as one large pie, but I prefer to make mini pies using 5″ pie pans. (View on Amazon)

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Cutie Pie

Cutie pies are small, orange custard pies with gingersnap crusts, topped with candied cuties! If you've never tried an orange-flavored pie, you're missing out.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword clementine pie, cutie pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cool 3 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 497kcal
Author Stef


Gingersnap Crust Ingredients

  • 2 cups finely crushed gingersnap cookies
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

Cutie Pie Ingredients

  • 6 large egg yolks beaten
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons cutie zest zest from about 6 cuties
  • 2 cups orange juice You could try to use cutie juice, but using orange juice is much easier as cuties don't contain much juice.
  • candied cuties to decorate


Gingersnap Crust Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Spray three 5 inch pie pans with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Mix all crust ingredients in a small bowl. The mixture will look like damp sand.
  • Divide crust evenly between the three prepared pans and press the crust into the bottoms and up the sides of the pans.
  • Place the pie pans on a cookie sheet and bake for ten minutes.

Cutie Pie Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar until thick.
  • Mix in the flour, butter, cutie zest. and juice until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour into prepared pie pans, distributing evenly between the three pans.
  • Bake pies for 10 minutes.
  • Lower oven temperature to 350 F and bake for another 25 minutes or until custard is set, but still a little bit jiggly.
  • Cool for at least three hours.
  • Top with candied orange slices.
  • Slice or dig right into the pie with your cutie pie!


Yield: 3 5-inch pies


Nutrition Facts
Cutie Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 497 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 235mg78%
Sodium 200mg8%
Potassium 315mg9%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 900IU18%
Vitamin C 44.1mg53%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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