Alright gang–get excited because it’s March 14th— π Day! Or Pi(E) Day as far as I’m concerned! And what better way to celebrate 3.14159 than to feature a delicious round up of ALL THINGS PI(E)!
First up, the savory pies —
Let’s talk about Pot Pies. All kinds of veggies, chunks of delicious proteins swathed in a rich and creamy sauce–then topped with a flaky, buttery crust—all in one dish! Super dreamy…..
Here’s my take on Shrimp Pot Pies but the recipe can be easily adapted for chicken pot pies, turkey pot pies, or even lobster pot pies.
Shepherd’s Pie is another wonderful comfort food and is the perfect way to use up leftovers. And seriously, how can a layer of mashed potatoes over anything be a bad thing?
It seems like many cultures around the world have some type of “meat pie”….. Empenadas, Natchitoches, Piroshkis, Sambusas, Pasties – and the Vietnamese are no different! We have Bánh Pa Tê Sô (also spelled Pâté Chaud) and are the perfect bite when you’re on the go.
And of course–the beloved pizza pi(e)! Pizzas come out of my oven at least every other week and this cast iron skillet method will change your life!
Now on to the sweets!
Hand Pies are a blessing for people like me who struggle with rolling out large sheets of pi(e) dough to cover full pans. They’re easy to make and no slicing required–which makes it a great dessert for picnics or dessert bars. These are filled with mixed berries but the filling options are endless!
And of course, there’s one of my personal favorites – Key Lime Pie. I like to add an extra nod to the islands by using crushed macadamia nuts inside the crust and also on top.
Fan of the classic combo of peanut butter and chocolate? Then you’ll LOVE this Peanut Butter Cream Pie. The filling is light and fluffy and topped with a layer of whipped cream and tons of mini chocolate peanut butter cups, crushed peanuts, chopped pretzels and a drizzle of melted chocolate.
Big sis makes some mean icebox pies and this Peach Divinity is no exception! Perfect for summer BBQs….or let’s be honest— ANYTIME!
She also makes a stellar Caramel Apple Pie — and trust me, you’re going to want to A LA MODE that baby!
Next up – Boston Cream Pie that my other sister makes. Which, truthfully, kind of confuses me because it looks less like a “pie” and more like a cake. But heck–it’s tasty nonetheless.
And here’s a GORGEOUS Strawberry Tart I made using berries we just picked at the farm! Before you say it–yes, I know it’s a tart but it’s kind of a pie-like creation so I’m including it anyway.
I’m such a rebel.
For my last Pi(e) Day idea — my ode to the flavors of apple pie….in cocktail form! The Spiced Apple Pie combines cider with dark rum and all kinds of spices in a wonderful drink. Yes, please!
What’cha waiting for? Get out there and whip up some deliciousness and celebrate the mathematical constant π (Pi)!
I realize this just solidifies my geekiness 🙂