Coffee and Pie Chat {living outside the stacks}

This post contains affiliate links

A few weeks ago, I was scrolling Instagram when a picture of the most delicious looking pie jumped out at me. Like I started drooling on my phone. The more I looked at this pie, the more I wanted a slice. Well, that’s not possible considering Kristin {from Chicken Librarian and I don’t live anywhere near each other, but I thought of another possibility…

Why don’t I learn to bake my own pies?

So I contacted Kristin and asked her if she’d like to join me on a pie baking venture and – guess what? She was game. cue the drooling crowds Y’all, she was still on board even after I told her that I know nothing about baking pies.

So here’s the plan… Once a month, Kristin and I will bake a seasonal pie. We’ll post the recipe on our respective blogs, spend the week baking, and then share photos and a chat on the following Monday.

Y’all, I’m not a baker, so this is gonna be so very new for me. But I’m always willing to try new things. And I WANT PIE!!!!

For our first pie, we’ll be baking Maple Orange Walnut Pie from A Year of Pies by Ashley English.

Here’s the recipe:

Maple Orange Walnut Pie

For the Filling:
3 large eggs
3/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cup maple syrup
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons grated orange zest
1 teaspoon orange extract
1 1/3 cups walnuts, chopped
whipped cream, for serving (optional)

preheat the oven to 375 degrees

Prepare the filling:
Beat together eggs, brown sugar, flour, maple syrup, butter, salt, orange zest, and orange extract in a medium sized bowl.

Stir in the chopped nuts.

Assemble the Pie:
Pour the filling mixture into the chilled crust. Set the pie pan on a rimmed baking sheet and bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the pie comes out clean.

Cool completely before serving.

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?


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}