I love pie and I have been especially craving pie during this pregnancy.  I can’t get enough of it!  I am normally the savory person in our family, Matt being the sweet, but these last few months I’ve had a serious sweet tooth.

It was about this time last year when I had the pleasure of meeting the Maupin family for a C-Ville Weekly shoot.  When I arrived, the most amazing sweet smells were wafting from the oven; Erin had a brand new baby in arm with two others under foot eager to show me how they bake with Mommy in the kitchen.  I’m seriously intimidated by baking (all that exactness freaks me out a little bit) and Erin promised me that this was one of the easiest pies to make and was super delicious.  Dean, Erin’s husband, chimed in suggesting it was also perfect for breakfast, sometimes right out of the pie pan.  I documented as the kids helped Erin at the counter, their little fingers kneading the crust in the pie pan and eventually dropping in chunks of butter and sprinkling cinnamon on top.  Just before they put the pie in the oven, Erin took another milk and sugar pie out of the oven and handed it to me.  I couldn’t believe it!  She was sending me home with a pie as a thank you and we had just met!  What a wonderful surprise.  The car smelled like a French bakery on the drive home and it took everything in me not to dig in at stoplights. If only I’d had a fork!
I’ve made this pie dozens of times since last spring and it’s always a hit.  It’s super simple, it’s comfort and it makes your house smell amazing.  I love that it doesn’t have to be perfect; some crusts are better than others and some have more cinnamon and it still comes out tasting delicious.  Making this pie always reminds me of the kindness and generosity of the Maupin family.  Go make one and eat it whenever.  It’s especially good for breakfast!