|Patriotic Pies for National Pi Day|
|By LAUREN TORRISI||Mar 14, 2013, 4:42 PM|
Math lovers everywhere commemorate National Pi Day annually on March 14, in recognition of that mathematical constant in our lives.
Why not celebrate Pi day with some of our most patriotic pies?
These red, white and blue pies use fresh berries and whipped cream for a celebratory touch. If your kids are celebrating in school, these pies are a perfect way to observe Pi day home. Grab a piece of pie and see who can recite the most digits in pi. (Hint, it starts like this: 3.1415926535…)
Two different types of cherries, sour cherries and bing cherries, make this pie extra delicious. A crunchy nutmeg-spiked streusel gets sprinkled on top of the cherry filling and then garnished with confectioner's sugar.
This simple pie is filled with blackberries and blackberry jam, but you can easily substitute other fruit like raspberries and blueberries for a more patriotic touch.
Rhubarb and strawberries give this pie its vibrant red color. Rhubarb has a subtle flavor and picky eaters won't mind the taste.
This strawberry pie is made with cooked and fresh strawberries for fantastic berry flavor. Using a pre-made pie crust cuts your prep time in half.
This rustic cobbler is baked in a pie dish for easy serving. The biscuit topping is easy to make and tastes great with the fresh blackberries.
Four types of berries make this the ultimate berry-lover's pie. The homemade crust is flaky and light.
The bottom of this pie is layered with vanilla wafers and covered with banana pudding. Banana slices and whipped cream topping make the pie taste better than our favorite banana split.