• Caramel-bottomed Guinness Chocolate Pi
  • Maple Pecan Pi
  • Mango-Peach Pi
  • Apple Pi
  • Lemon and Orange Layered Cheesecake Pi
  • Cherry Pi

Pie for Pi Day, 2011

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March 14th is Pi Day (3.14, get it?), and being a big ol' geek who loves to bake, I celebrate with some Pi Pies. Two of these will get turned into entries in the annual Serious Eats Pi Day baking competetion (along with a whole slew of how-to/making-of pictures), but they’re all to share. As it happens, March 14th is also my employment anniversary, at a company whose business involves lots of math–it’s right there in the name, in fact–so some of these will make it into the office, one is heading to my daughters’ school for their teachers, and we'll have a little bit at home.

I'll most likely be posting pics and recipes of most of these over the next few days, as I have time. Since two of them were made for the baking contest, recipes and instructions are up over at www.instructables.com

Peach-Mango Pie with a Lattice Crust
Maple-Pecan (Approximately) Pie

(2012’s pies are here.)

neekaisweird, Larsfl, Pauline Mak, and 25 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Pauline Mak 57 months ago | reply

    This is great! Pi is an awesome number :)

  2. Rob Cruickshank 57 months ago | reply

    Those look awesome! Thanks so much for making this available with a CC license- I used it here:

  3. Sascha Rochelle 57 months ago | reply

    Just made 3 pies for pie day at my school.... we are celebrating tomorrow since we had no school today...... one banana cream pie...... one Oreo pie.......... and one cheesecake (but counts as a pie since it comes in a crust..... oh I love delicious extra credit..........

  4. djwtwo 57 months ago | reply

    Katie Hansen Lara604 Pauline Mak Thanks!
    Rob Cruickshank Thank you (and, you're welcome!)
    Sascha Rochelle Sounds good to me! And cheesecake certainly counts… it's round, right? ;)

    Thanks for all the faves, too!

  5. alexkeiper 57 months ago | reply

    the caramel-bottomed Guinness chocolate pie sounds amazing!

  6. Peter E. Lee 57 months ago | reply

    Fantastic! I love the variety of ways of expressing Pi you came up with, and they all look delicious!

  7. djwtwo 57 months ago | reply

    alexkeiper Thanks! I'll certainly make that one again--it was indeed tasty, and I intend to post the recipe, but I didn't get a decent shot of the one I made this time. Sigh.
    Peter Lee And only one of the expressions was an approximation… ;)

  8. BlueisCoool 45 months ago | reply

    Very nice work and capture and i bet they were all tasty - congrats!

  9. sunderlandartstudent 33 months ago | reply

    I would only eat the Pecan one, since i don't like the others, but i suppose these pies are all long gone.

  10. saokhue2007 21 months ago | reply

    Inspiring pies! May I turn these pies into 6 interesting numbers by using PIDAY 3.14. In numerology PIDAY 3.14 =55+3+14 = 72. PI = 16+9 =25 P(Pi) is the 16th letter of the alphabet. 16 : (72+25+16) = .141592 Hope you will like this calculation. Enjoy your PIDAY!

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