HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >


What pies will you bake for pi day (3/14)?

I am thinking of two options. I still have some Meyer lemons taunting me, so I am thinking of Suzanne Goin's Meyer lemon tart with a layer of dark chocolate. The other possibility for me is a Kiwi tart with a Meyer lemon underpinning. Yes, technically these are tarts, not pies, but I'm not splitting hairs over this!

Are you baking a pie for pi day this year?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. The kids are on March Break and I am letting them make apple dumplings on Thursday. Since that includes "crust" I'll count it!
    I had forgotten about pi day, so I may have to come up with a real pie to make, most likely mixed berry unless I decide to really indulge and make butterscotch.
    I'll probably do pizza pie for dinner.

    1. A bunch my friends and I celebrated Pi(e) Day on Sunday. 14 people, 23 pies -- both sweet and savory.

      I made hand pies: Chinese curry beef turnovers. Used the ATK vodka crust recipe and a simple, but delicious filling of ground beef, onion, curry powder and soy sauce.

      My favorite pies of the day included a gorgeous strawberry rhubarb (the first rhubarb of the season here!) pie, a black sesame tart with yuzu poached pears, a yuzu meringue pie, and on the savory side, the wickedly awesome tourtiere du shack (from Au Pied du Cochon).

      So much pie! So much fun!

      10 Replies
      1. re: TorontoJo

        Wow! The rhubarb and strawberry sounds great! I spotted the first rhubarb here as well, so maybe that will be my Pie for Pi Day.

        1. re: TorontoJo

          What inspiring beauties!

          I'm making a lemon pie and my daughter in baking individual banana cream pies.

          Happy Pi baking all!

          1. re: TorontoJo

            You've got a very talented group of friends. A tourtiere sounds good; maybe that's what I'll do instead of my standard chicken pot pi.

            1. re: chowser

              My friend made this all-pork recipe for the tourtiere:


              She doubled the peppercorns, cinnamon, cloves and potatoes, but otherwise followed the recipe. Deeee-licious! Since I'm more of a savory gal, I had two helpings of this, which I must admit limited my space for the 15 sweet pies...

              1. re: TorontoJo

                I'd trek to Toronto just to be part of your Pi Day festivities!

                1. re: TorontoJo

                  That sounds great. I've never had it w/ pork shoulder. Thanks.

              2. re: TorontoJo

                Those are amazing! Wow. Wish I lived in Toronto!

                1. re: roxlet

                  Then you could join us for Cookie Day and Cake Day, too!

                  BTW, the kiwi and meyer lemon tart sounds wonderful. And you could always throw some meringue on top and call it a pie. ;)

                2. re: TorontoJo

                  Wow CM, those look amazing.......

                  What Town and State do you live in, I'm packing my moving truck, lol! You guys know how to have a party. :)


                  1. re: TorontoJo

                    Those look fabulous! Wish I were closer-by. :)

                  2. Meyer lemon tart here, too!

                    1. Not to be tangential, and I hope we are in a chord, but here in Florida, key lime pie is a sine of the times.

                      4 Replies
                      1. re: Veggo

                        With the recent weather, you might need someone to cosine the loan for key limes grown on a natural ln.

                        1. re: Veggo


                          Advanced math were always my torture subjects, but those were funny.

                          1. re: Veggo

                            Love this thread! It reminds me of that eminent mathematician Jethroe Bodine, who disproved that 'pie are square. Wrong--- Pie are round!'

                          2. I've been yearning for cherry pie for about three months - Pi Day is a great excuse to make one!

                            1. since the other half will be tickled with a pi(e) menu, i'll be making Chicken Pot Pie (or Shepherd's Pie), along with a Cutie (Clementine/Tangerine) Custard and Toasted Coconut Cream Pie... it's something i've been tossing around in my head as a cupcake (with crispy bacon crumbles for the cupcake, prolly not on the pie...)...

                              1. Hmmmm I am out of the loop, I guess I never heard of "Pi Day",
                                but since the guys were fighting over the last piece of Blueberry pie last nite,
                                I told them I would make another pie for them soon ~ happy to have an "occasion"!

                                This one will be cherry I guess, since I just found some canned red tart cherries at HEB yesterday... I know they'll love it !!!

                                1 Reply
                                1. Lemon cloud pie! Using home made lemon curd.

                                  1 Reply
                                  1. I won't have time to bake a pie on a weekday, but I will be happy if any of you care to send me some of your pies :)

                                    1. Well, a change of plans here at Casa Roxlet! The pie eaters have demanded blueberry pie, and that is now underway. We have a mathematical error and will be serving pie on 3/13 since one of the main pie eaters will be elsewhere tomorrow.

                                      2 Replies
                                      1. 9"X 9" squarepumpkin pies for our math department; after all, pi are square!

                                        2 Replies
                                        1. re: Passadumkeg


                                          I forgot to mention the cleverest pie of the day -- pie squared, a shepherd's pie pie (a traditional shepherd's pie made in a pie plate with a pie crust on top).

                                          1. re: TorontoJo

                                            Ha! I'm also doing a shepherd's pie but in a 9x9 for the reason passadumkeg mentioned. In our household, pie are squared!

                                        2. Oh, why can't pi day be on a weekend? I don't have time to make pie on a weeknight. :::harrumph::: And TorontoJo - those pies are AMAZING!

                                          1 Reply
                                          1. re: LindaWhit

                                            Thanks, I have very talented friends!

                                          2. Tarte Tatin fresh out of the oven tonight so i can celebrate at the office tomorrow.

                                            1. Sugar cream pie today. It's a comfort food from my childhood that I've been trying to perfect, so pi day is a good excuse to make one.

                                              1. Technically we have no *need* for pie today ... but I might just have to make one anyhow, lol. A friend of mine sent me this link: http://www.npr.org/2013/03/12/1741424...

                                                1 Reply
                                                1. re: Chocolatechipkt

                                                  I ended up making a bacon and red pepper quiche ... yum.

                                                2. I made this one. Wish I had taken a picture....it was seriously awesome. I guess the picture on the recipe page will just have to do :]