Coffee and Pie Chat {living outside the stacks}

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Maple Orange Walnut Pie {living outside the stacks}

Maple Orange Walnut Pie

Click here for the recipe

For our first pie, we baked a Maple Orange Walnut Pie from A Year of Pies by Ashley English. As I stated before, I’m not a baker, but this pie was super easy and delicious. A tad sweet, so I wouldn’t recommend it on a regular basis, but for special occasions? Absolutely.

This month’s pie is Lemon-Lime Chess Pie. I’ve never had a Lemon-Lime Chess Pie before, so this whole thing is new to me. I’m super excited and I hope you are as well.

Here’s the recipe:

Lemon-Lime Chess Pie

For the Filling:
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

3 tablespoons cornmeal

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

4 large eggs, beaten

4 tablespoons, (1/2 stick) unsalted butter or margarine, melted

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup lime juice

3 tablespoons grated lemon zest

3 tablespoons grated lime zest

preheat the oven to 350° F

Prepare the filling:
In a large bowl, combine the sugar, cornmeal, and salt; stir with a fork to fully mix. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until completely blended.

Prepare the Crust

For pie crust help, please check this post by Kristin. I’m not sure if I’m gonna use pre-made pies or try my hand at my own crust yet… But, really, I guess the pie making experience includes making the crust, right?

Assemble the Pie:
Pour the filling int the chilled crust. Set the pie pan on a rimmed baking sheet and bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until the filling is firm around the edges (don’t worry if the center is a bit jiggly – it’ll firm up once it cooks).

Cool completely before serving.


Coffee and Pie Chat was born of my desire for pie. I follow Kristin on Instagram, where she posts pictures of the most delicious looking pies. So I contacted her and asked if she’d be interested in baking and posting seasonal pies with me and sharing them on our blogs. She was game and took over from there. I’m not a baker at all, but Kristin is gifted. So this is a learning for me and a teaching for her.


We’d love to have you join us! Simply check here or hop over to Chicken Librarian to see the recipe and then post pictures on your blog or your preferred social media site. Then grab a cup of coffee {or tea} and let’s chat! Oh, and use the hashtag #coffeeandpiechat


Happy Baking,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}