Patriotic Pies for National Pi Day

Try these red, white and blue pies and sharpen your math skills.

March 14, 2013 — -- intro: 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…)

quicklist:1 category: title: Elizabeth Karmel's Double Cherry Pie With Streusel Topping url: 15534473 text: 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. media: 15539326 related:

quicklist:2 category: title: Deen Bros' 10-Minute Blackberry Cream Pie url: 8516508 text: 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. media: 15902781 related:

quicklist:3 category: title: Emeril's Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp url: 10816450 text: Rhubarb and strawberries give this pie its vibrant red color. Rhubarb has a subtle flavor and picky eaters won't mind the taste. media: 15902813 related:

quicklist:4 category: title: Emeril's Fresh Strawberry Pie url: 7805495 text: 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. media: 15902885 related:

quicklist:5 category: title: Emeril's Rustic Blackberry Cobbler url: 10856302 text: 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. media: 15902899 related:

quicklist:6 category: title: Michigan Four-Berry Pie url: 7270445 text: Four types of berries make this the ultimate berry-lover's pie. The homemade crust is flaky and light. media: 15902944 related:

quicklist:7 category: title: Elizabeth Karmel's Aunt Betty's Banana Cream Pie url: 13992023 text: 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. media: 13992707 related: