Triple Berry Pi Day Pie Recipe

Triple Berry Pi Day Pie Recipe
Staff Writer
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Pi Day Pie

An easy berry pie gets a mathematical update for Pi Day, 3/14 of course.

8
Servings
196
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 refrigerated pie crusts (from 2 boxes Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts), softened as directed on box
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Cups fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) blackberries
  • 1 Cup sugar

Directions

Heat oven to 450°F.

Unroll 1 crust in ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate. Press crust firmly against side and bottom. Trim along edge. Set aside.

Unroll 1 crust on work surface. Using small number-shaped cutters, cut out numerals representing pi to as many digits as desired (for example, 3.14159265). Set aside.

In large bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar, the cornstarch, tapioca and salt; gently toss with berries. Let stand 15 minutes. Spoon into crust-lined pie plate.

Unroll 1 crust on work surface. Using small sharp knife, cut pi symbol in center of crust. Place crust over filling. Wrap excess top crust under bottom crust edge. Press edges together to seal; flute. Brush crust with milk; arrange numerals around edge of crust. Sprinkle crust with 2 teaspoons sugar.

Place pie on middle oven rack; place large cookie sheet on rack below pie plate in case of spillover. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F. Cover edge of crust with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Let stand 2 hours before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
32g
25%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
10µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
4mg
0%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
13µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
8mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
20mg
3%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
22mg
1%
Water
72g
3%

Berry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Berry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.