Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world by those who even have a clue what it even is…
Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.
This morning as I was heading in to drop off Brayden at school, our neighbor said Happy Pi Day!
Then, following conversation with a friend of ours, we got to talking about Pi Day and somehow the conversation veered off onto Pie!
You know with me, it will always come back to food somehow and so today I present to you, my version of Pi(e) Day!
It would have been awesome if my boys would have let me snap a photo before taking off pieces of the crust, but you get the idea!
Usually, I blog about health food. About ways I discovered to make good (for you) food, taste good.
Today, I bring you apple pie with real sugar. Yes I said it…sugar.
To my credit, the pie crust is gluten-free, the apples are organic, and I added a crumbly nut topping with walnuts and almonds to get some good stuff in there…
Here is the math lesson ( going back to the whole Pi thing.)
This pie above is what we began with…
If you do the math, Brayden, Brent and I ( all off of our usual dietary programs….) ate half of the pie. That would be 1/2 🙂
Wow. It really did taste delish…we all have to go nuts every once in a while!
The pie crust was gluten-free purchased from none other than (you guessed it!), Whole Foods. It was yummy!
I did a simple apple pie recipe where I tossed the apples with sugar, nutmeg, cornstarch and cinnamon. I just eyeballed the amount.
For the nut topping, I altered (seriously) a recipe for salted pecan crumble (recipe here):
I put approximately:
1/2 c almonds
1/2 c walnuts
1 stick butter
cinnamon to taste
I threw them in the food processor and crumbled it on top of the pie. I totally omitted the salt (which would have been pretty tasty…I was just going with it) and the flour.
It turned out delish and kinda hardened on top.
All in all, a great Pi day ( in my opinion!).
Did you celebrate Pi Day?
- Happy Pi Day, Fellow Nerds! (blogs.discovermagazine.com)
- Pi Day Mini Pies (caitlinliz.com)
- Lin Brehmer’s Top Ten Pies For Pi Day (wxrt.cbslocal.com)