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Mar 8, 2011 09:28 AM

What pie are you baking for Pi Day?

Pi day is March 14th, and I think I will use the last of my Meyer Lemons to make either a lemon tart with raspberries or a lemon meringue pie, for which my son has been clamoring. Do you have a favorite pie to bake for Pi Day?

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  1. dont usually celebrate 3.14 ...
    not a math geek

    i sucked at math in

    but i really love lemon meringue...

    and i hear the math geeks are waiting for 3.14.15 at 9:26:54...then they go crazy....

    1. Maybe black-bottom peanut butter pie. Or perhaps this will be my chance to try Dorie Greenspan's lemon cream.

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      1. re: csdiego

        That sounds delicious -- nothing is better than chocolate and peanut butter! My DH loves black bottom pie, but I never heard of one with peanut butter. How is it made?

      2. I'm thinking Shepherdess Pie with either lentils or tempeh and Pecan Pie-lets. I always celebrate pi day!

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        1. re: jennymoon

          Mmm, I hadn't thought savory. Perhaps a nice potato-rosemary white pizza. Does it count for Pi Day if it's not perfectly round?

          1. re: jennymoon

            By pecan pie-lets, do you mean tassies? I'm making those for my son to take to school.

          2. i'm thinking a blueberry pie. i've never officially made one though. humm...

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            1. re: jeniyo

              Nick Malgieri has a fantastic recipe in Modern Baker, and I have made it with fresh blueberries as well as the frozen wild ones and it comes out perfectly. What is different about his recipe is that you cook one cup of the berries with a cup of sugar and 3 tablespoons of corn starch that you dissolve in a little water first, and after it thickens, you mix it into the other berries. What happens is that the texture of the pie is perfect --not too stiff and not too loose --and it cuts cleanly into slices. I made his crumb-topped version and it was delicious.

              1. re: roxlet

                :) NM, NM, NM...
                I should make a lemon meringue, it's been ages and ages. Certain people have been clamoring for sour cherry AS USUAL!

                1. re: buttertart

                  I just ordered several cans of sour cherries from some farm in the midwest. We have an annual dinner with the same group every year, and I always make sour cherry pie. My DH loves it.

                  1. re: roxlet

                    They sell fantastic frozen ones in regular grocery stores in Davenport, Iowa!!! Why the hell not here???

                    1. re: buttertart

                      PS mine haunts the Greenmarkets from the beginning of the season to the end and pits and freezes boxes upon boxes for the rest of the year. They're his favorite fruit, even just raw (I love hem too).

                      1. re: buttertart

                        We used to buy them out on LI in the summer and freeze them too, but we never seem to see any at the farmer's market in our town.

                  1. re: Chocolatechipkt

                    Yummy savory pie with chunks of white meat, carrots, peas, Yukon gold potatoes, small pearl onions in a chicken cream sauce baked in a whole wheat pie crust. It was heaven! How did you prepare yours Chocolatechipkt?

                    1. re: HillJ

                      Mine was pretty similar: chunks of white meat, carrots, a few Yukon golds, asparagus (no peas), diced red pepper, and shallots in a chicken cream sauce. Regular pie crust, light and flaky ... yum!