The math and culinary worlds come together once a year, March 14 (3.14), to celebrate Pi Day with pies of all shapes and sizes. Here are a few tips to reimagine standard pie from Marie Callender’s “Pie Smith,” Victoria Hudgins:
Pie milkshakes. Mix leftover pie and some ice cream in a blender to create thick, flavorful milkshakes. Cherry pie mixed with vanilla ice cream just feels so right.
Pie typography. Use stamps or cut-out scraps of pie dough to write messages or create designs on unbaked pie tops before they go in the oven.
Trifles. Bake pie(s) inside of a cake or make a pie “trifle” (multiple pies layered like a trifle)
Toppings. Use a paper doily as a stencil and shake confectioners sugar over the top of a pie to create pretty toppings that hide burns and scorches and require no effort.
Cutouts. Use cookie cutters to cut pie crust and add cute toppers to the pies. Limes for key lime pie, bananas for banana cream pie, and other shapes like stars, hearts, and even the pi symbol are all good options.
Edible flower confetti. Using a hole puncher, cut confetti out of edible flowers to cover all kinds of pies in pretty spring style.