6 Pie Recipes to Celebrate National Pi Day
March 14 marks Pi Day, which celebrates the mathematical constant π. Why is this holiday on March 14, you ask? It’s because the first three digits of pi are 3.14.
While math fans may be celebrating pi, even those who are less into calculating a circle’s circumference have embraced the holiday. After all, “pi” and “pie” are only one letter off, making Pi Day a terrific excuse to enjoy some pie. We think these six recipes are the perfect way to celebrate!
No list of pie recipes would be complete without a solid, traditional apple pie. This recipe makes the cut because it’s old-fashioned and relatively simple. Plus, it’s easy to modify it for Pi Day. Just incorporate some pi symbols or the numbers instead of the lattice.
Custard pies are so rich, creamy, and delicious! We included this recipe because it’s just as easy as it is indulgent. It doesn’t require many ingredients and it comes together quickly. Since the flavor is relatively neutral, you could decorate with cut fruit to make it extra festive for Pi Day.
Want a tasty pie but don’t feel like heating up the oven? This recipe is for you! Just combine and layer the ingredients according to the recipe, and you’ll have rich, chocolatey dessert in a flash! If it doesn’t look festive enough, you could arrange the Oreos to make the pi symbol or numbers or you could trace them into the ganache.
This recipe makes the list because it’s convenient and versatile. Since hand pies are already portioned, they are often super convenient for families. This recipe may be even easier because it uses an air fryer instead of an oven. Additionally, the recipe is versatile, giving instructions for several different fruit fillings you might try. If you’re feeling creative, though, you could also experiment with your own filling ideas using the filling recipes as inspiration.
We can’t forget the savory pies! Pot pies are a classic dish for good reason: they’re rich, hearty, and satisfying. We’ve selected this recipe because it contains classic pot pie flavors without any meat. Meat lovers might not even notice the meat is missing, but those who don’t eat meat or are trying to cut back can also enjoy this pot pie.
This recipe makes the list because it’s such a refined, elegant dish, and it would work beautifully as an entree or as a side. But there’s an added bonus for Pi Day! Sliced button mushrooms look remarkably similar to the pi symbol, so you don’t have to put much thought into how to make this dish festive.
Pie already seems like a fun way to celebrate Pi Day, but don’t forget that you can make your pie more Pi Day-appropriate with a few decorating touches. You might consider working the pi symbol or the numbers 3.14 into your decorating. Feeling more ambitious? Take pi out a few more digits!. Pi starts out 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841, and it just keeps going, so you have infinite decorating choices!