Tomorrow is Pi Day - and with the year being 2015, it's kind of the ultimate Pi day at 3.14.15. If you make sure to celebrate at 9:26 a.m., you'll be experiencing a once in a lifetime happening! We'll be honest, while we're not huge math lovers over here, we'll use any excuse to eat pie! Here's a few super easy pie recipes that you can try out tomorrow for Pi day. If you try one, be sure to let us know how it turned out! Also, since we really mean easy, these recipes are all starting with a pre-made crust (don't judge us).
Raspberry Buttermilk Pie
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup all purpose flour
5 large egg yolks
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp kosher salt
9-inch flaky pie crust, parbaked
1/3 cup raspberry jam
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds (optional)
1. Prehead oven to 325* F. Whisk together buttermilk, sugar, butter, flour, egg yolks, vanilla extract, and salt.
2. Pour the mixture into the piecrust and bake until the center is set but still slightly wobbly, 40 to 50 minutes. Let cool, then chill until firm, 4 to 5 hours.
3. Top with raspberry jam and toasted sliced almonds before serving
Chocolate Cream Pie
2 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
3 large egg yolks
1/4 tsp kosher salt
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
4 T unsalted butter, cubed
9-inch flaky pie crust, prebaked
1/4 cup shaved chocolate
1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, whisk together milk, sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks, and salt. Continue to cook over medium heat, whisking until thickened, about 7-8 minutes. Whisk in chopped chocolate and butter.
2. Pour mixture into the piecrust. Chill until firmed, 4-5 hours. Before serving, top with whipped cream and shaved chocolate.
Easy Apple Pie
6 cups thinly sliced apples
3/4 cups sugar (more or less, depending on tartness of apples)
1 tablespoon butter
1 tsp ground cinnamon
9-inch double-crust pie crust.
1. Wipe, core, peel, and slice apples - measure to 6 cups
2. Combine sugar and cinnamon
3. Arrange apples in layers in the pie crust. Sprinkle each layer with cinnamon and sugar. Dot top layer with small pieces of butter. Cover with top crust.
4. Place on lowest rack in oven preheated to 450* F. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce oven temp to 350*. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes longer.
We hope you have a great weekend! What is your favorite type of pie?