I Ate Some Pi(e)
Pi Day 2019: It’s mathematically delicious!
We are fast approaching an international holiday that has true cross demographic appeal.
No, not Washington’s birthday. Not Mardi Gras or St. Patrick’s Day or the Ides of March (I’m pretty sure Caesar would agree that that day could go pound sand). Not even the well-loved Margarita Day (Feb 22) or the (perhaps unfairly) maligned Dentists’ Day garner this kind of acclaim.
No, we are approaching that venerable, esteemed holiday of… Pi Day.
Yes, March 14 (3.14)…that magical day when S.T.E.M fans, sci fi geeks, mathematicians, wordplay lovers, and foodies (of any variety) unite in celebration of the symbolic representation of the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter…and tasty, delicious, sweet and savory pies of any stripe.
Join us as we mark this wonderful day (oh, who are we kidding? Let’s celebrate the whole week!) with some fabulous types of pies in honor of 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640628620899862…
Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Pie
Adapted from Handle the Heat
Sweet and Sassy Strawberry Mini Pies
The sweetness of strawberries and vanilla cream is balanced by zingy lemon filling. For a twist, feel free to experiment with other fruits—blueberries, raspberries, or even kiwi slices also are excellent choices.
You can use a individual mini-pie tins, a six-cavity pie pan, or even large muffin cups. Just be sure to cut the size of your dough to fit, and let pan cool completely between rounds. (If you are so inclined, you can also make one big pie).
Key Lime and Praline Pie
Cool, refreshing, and delicious, this creamy Key lime pie is fun twist on an old favorite with the addition of pecans and caramel. A true treat filled with Southern flair!
To-may-to To-mah-to Pie
Shepherd’s Hand Pies
Flaky, buttery, hearty, and delicious. These savory hand pies are great for a party, or for a cozy night in. They taste like you’ve worked all day on them—but can be ready in a snap! Feel free to swap out the brisket for meat or protein of your choice.
Makes about 6 pies.
Grilled Pizza Pie
What’s everyone’s favorite pie? PIZZA. There’s no such thing as a bad one, and we all know there are no rules to pizza (take THAT, math!)! Here’s a grilled version that is chewy and delicious. Toppings can be as varied as you like—just be careful not to overload it, or it will get soggy.