• How to Make a Delicious Pie in the Microwave


Microwave Orange Custard Pie

By Andrew Zimmern

Want to make a fun dessert and all you have is a microwave? This orange custard pie is your solution.

How to Make a Delicious Pie in the Microwave

Servings: makes one 9-inch pie


  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons orange zest
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs plus one yolk
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice (you can substitute grapefruit juice or blood orange juice)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Grease a microwave-safe 9-inch glass pie pan with the softened butter.

Whisk together the flour, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of the orange zest. Stir in melted butter. Press crust into prepared dish.

Microwave for three minutes at 80% power. Check to make sure the crust is firm. If not, heat for an additional 30 seconds at 80% power. Set aside.

Beat granulated sugar, the remaining 2 tablespoons orange zest, eggs, and juices together. Beat in flour, baking powder and salt. Continue beating for 2-3 minutes.

Pour the filling over the crust and microwave for three minutes at 80% power. Check the filling. It should be set with just a little jiggle.

If it hasn’t set, microwave for an additional minute at 80% power and check again.

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