The best way to celebrate Pi Day is with a classic apple pie. Pi Day is an annual celebration that honors the mathematical constant pi (π). Pie Day is observed on March 14th (3/14) since the first three numbers in pi are 3, 1, and 4. Many people around the world celebrate by eating pie, pie eating contests, and Albert Einstein look-alike contests, since his birthday is the same day. Here at The Daily Meal, we chose to celebrate by making a simple apple pie.
This amazing apple pie recipe is simple and easy to prepare, but doesn’t lack flavor or texture. For best results, choose apples that are good for baking, meaning that they are firm and will hold their shape while being baked and not turn mushy or mealy. Also, choose a variety of different apples for the perfect balance of tart and sweet. Try mixing Granny Smith with Honeycrisp apples. Next, it’s all about the flavoring. For this recipe, we used a mixture of ground cinnamon, allspice, vanilla extract, and don’t forget a pinch of salt to bring out all the flavors. We added a streusel topping for an easy preparation and delicious crumbly texture.
You don’t have to be a mathematician to enjoy or celebrate Pi Day. And who doesn’t love an excuse to bake (or eat) a pie? So, whip up this apple pie recipe and have a slice to celebrate the quirky day.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.