Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Happy Pi Day!
I have been home sick with the whooping 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.