Happy Pi(e) Day!
Whether you love or hate math, everyone appreciates that March 14 is now about more than just the infinite numeral or the surreal Darren Aronofsky film. The best way to celebrate Pi Day is with the beloved dessert. No matter your tastes, there is sure to be a pie that you enjoy and what better day to indulge than today? If you’re looking to celebrate Pi Day with a tasty pastry, consider one of these exciting recipes, in addition to this tutorial on how to make pie crust:
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie: Strawberry rhubarb is a classic combination: sweet with the perfect amount of tartness. There are many different ways to make this type of pie, but this recipe calls for a filling made up of strawberries, sliced rhubarb with sugar and some cornstarch to thicken the filling. If you just can’t wait for summer anymore, this pie is a perfect way to channel those dog days of summer, no matter what season it is.
Peanut Butter Nutella Pie: What could be better than a peanut butter pie? A peanut butter pie that encompasses the hazelnut goodness of Nutella and peanut butter cookies. This clearly isn’t for the faint of heart or anyone allergic to tree nuts or legumes, but if you need not worry about either of those things this light, fluffy pie is sure to be a hit.
Cookie Cake Pie: Some people really aren’t huge fans of pie, and that’s OK. If pie isn’t your thing but you still want to take part in the celebration, consider making this cookie cake pie. Essentially, this is three desserts in one, with a layer of chocolate chip cookie and cake baked on top, all inside a pie crust. Actually, even if you are a pie enthusiast, you’ll probably want to try this.
Chocolate Stout Pie: If you enjoy chocolate and beer, but never thought you could combine your two loves, get a load of this chocolate stout pie. Rich and creamy, it’s made with just seven ingredients and only takes about a half hour to prepare. Make it ahead of time, though. Since it’s made with pudding, it takes a few hours to congeal. Garnish the top with chocolate chips, chocolate shavings or some cocoa powder.
Coconut Custard Pie: A little more savory and rich than your typical coconut cream pie, this coconut custard pie is made with eggs and buttermilk. While you can use a store-bought pie crust for this pie, this recipe also includes the instructions for a nice, crispy homemade crust. Serve alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream to keep it traditional or with pineapple sorbet for a tropical flair.
Blackberry Lime Pie: Many people stray from the idea of making pies with frozen fruit, but this blackberry lime pie shows that frozen fruit is nothing to be afraid of. The blackberries are used to create a jam-like filling, to be topped with a creamy mix of condensed milk, cream, gelatin, and lime juice and zest.