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Mar 6, 2012 04:42 PM

What pies are you baking for Pi Day - 2012 edition

Pi Day is March 14th, so bake some pie! I'm getting a jump on it this weekend by making a sour cherry pie, a coconut custard pie, and a lime pie -- not sure I can find key limes, but if I can, key lime pie. Then I will have to decide what to make next Wednesday. Given the preponderance of sweet pies this weekend, I am looking to make a savory pie for Pi Day. What will you bake for Pi Day?

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  1. Crawfish ~~ Pecan ~~ Buttermilk....Sometime that week.

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    1. re: Uncle Bob

      Uncle B, care to share your buttermilk pie recipe? It sounds my-t-fine.

    2. I'll be making NZ mince pies (by mince I mean ground beef, not fruit mince).

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      1. re: ecclescake

        I would love your recipe for NZ mince pies. I'm quite a fan of the Australian version.

        1. re: JungMann

          I just chose this recipe from the 'Woman's Weekly' since it's made in muffin tins. I wouldn't say it's the best recipe NZ has to offer but it's easy and good enough for me. However instead of buying pastry I decided to use this pastry from Jamie Oliver.

      2. So glad to know the 14th is PIE day! Hardly needed an excuse, but one will be taken:)

        Me thinks a leek and bacon pie will be made, to have as breakfast and lunchy food for a couple of days around here, and I think I will make a blueberry-sour cream pie courtesy of L. Nightshade's Mr. Nightshade that sounded easy and great from the 'what's for dinner? 130" thread...

        1. Even though I am not usually a fan, this Fine Cooking lemon meringue is begging me to make it:

          I do not know if I can wait until the 14th... I might make a sour cherry then, if I can remember what my favorite recipe was.

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          1. re: Becca Porter

            I love Nick Malgieri's method for cherry pie (which is given with his blueberry pie recipe) wherein he cooks some of the cherries and their juice with cornstarch and sugar, and then folds that in to the rest of the cherries. For me, it resulted in the best cherry pie I ever made with perfect texture. It was great, and I'll use it again on Saturday!

            1. re: roxlet

              Fresh cherries? I have never had the pleasure of seeing any fresh sour cherries in person. I have to use canned or jarred. I think my favorite might also be a FC recipe.

              1. re: Becca Porter

                Yes, fresh in June but frozen since then. For some reason, frozen or jarred sour cherries are very hard to come by in our area, and so we try to buy, pit, and freeze as much as we can in the summer. I made the pie from canned sour cherries that I mail ordered last year. They were pretty good, and I used this method.

          2. Rhubarb, no strawberries in it. Just rhubarb. It is our spring favorite.

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            1. re: Candy

              I have to plant some rhubarb, that's all there is to it.