March 15, 2012

Happy Pi Day!

I have been home sick with an awful cough.  Which means I spend my days drinking tea, watching re-runs of Friends and turning everything into a soup.  But then I remembered that today is March 14.  March 14 = 3.14 = Pi = PIE.  There is no better way to celebrate a mathematical constant than with sugar and crust.

March 14 Mini Pies
(Recipe adapted from ZoomYummy and Not Martha)

1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Assorted fruit (apple, blueberries, raspberries, mixed berry)
Pillsbury pie crusts (unless you're not lazy like me, and then you can make it yo'self)

Chop the apples, set aside. Mash the berries by type and drain the excess liquid, set aside.

Add the sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, salt and cornstarch in a medium bowl until combined. Then, stir the butter into the mixture.

Combine 1/4 of the pie mixture with each type of fruit. Stir to mix.

Cut circles from the dough with the top of a glass. Spray a muffin tray with baking spray, and push a circle of dough into each tin. Fill with fruit mixture. Cover with another circle (or lattice top), making sure to include slits for air. Brush eggwash over top the crust.

Bake at 375 degrees for 18-22 minutes, or until the tops begin to brown. Let the pies cool for 30 minutes, impatiently tapping your fingers on the counter until they're ready.

Hum "sec tan cos sin 3.14159." Oh, math.


  1. that's too bad you're sick, but it looks like you made the best of your time stuck at home :)

  2. So cute! :) Feel better soon lady!!

  3. Hope you're back to 100% soon! Happy post-pi day :) These mini pies are really freaking cute!

  4. Yammmm! This looks so delicious!



    I don't even really like pie and yet these look amazing! I love that you maximized the fruit in each one. Hope they helped you to feel better...and I may just have to give them a try!

  6. I have a chest infection, that's almost 'snap'! I love the idea of Pi Day, I wish I had realised in time! Next year I will definitely celebrate. :)

  7. Those are soo cute! Sometimes you need more than tea to help you feel better!!

  8. Pies in muffin tins? What a brilliant idea! I will have to try that! Friends is the best thing to watch when you're sick, I never get sick of that show!

    PS-I buy most of my F21 stuff online, it's so much easier! :)

  9. I need to make some mini pies...My hubs is deployed, so everything in my life is now single serve!

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