Navel Orange Shaker Pie

This recipe comes compliments of Edith’s Pie and Berkeley Farmers’ Market regular Chef Mike Raskin. It’s a great zero-waste recipe which uses every part of the gorgeous winter citrus at the markets right now.


A man in sunglasses holding cases of stone fruit at the Farmers' Market.

  • 1ea 9” pie crust, blind baked
  • 1.5 lb naval oranges
  • 1C+1Tbsp sugar
  • 1tsp diamond crystal kosher salt
  • 1.5 tsp flour
  • ½ stick butter
  • 4ea eggs


  • Baking Sheet
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Measuring Cups & Spoons


  • For this recipe you will need 1 9” blind baked pie crust. We recommend Erin McDowell’s “All Buttah Pie Crust” recipe for a great video of how to make crust. She gives great instructions for blind baking as well.
  • Once you have your crust together and par baked, preheat your oven to 350º (325º if using a convection oven).
  • Thoroughly wash your oranges. Cut the stem and blossom ends off and discard, then cut it into quarters so you have 4 long triangular pieces.
  • Then thinly slice the oranges into triangles. You’re looking for ⅛” to ¼” thick pieces.
  • Remove any seeds and discard them. Then combine the orange pieces with the salt+sugar and let the sugar draw out some juices and sweeten the peels. Two hours is enough but overnight would be better.
  • In a separate bowl combine the flour, melted butter, and eggs. Then fold this into the macerated oranges. Fill up your blind baked crust and place it on a baking sheet.
  • Bake your pie in a 350º oven (325º if using convection) for 25-40 minutes, until the pie puffs up and when gently shaken moves as one.
  • Let the pie cool fully before enjoying.

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