An Easy Recipe for Pi Day

Phyllis Lifestyle 16 Comments

3.1415 is the numerical value of pi.

March 14 this year, 3.14.15, is as close to pi as possible for a mathematic celebration.

But on pi day at our house, we will be celebrating by having a “pie” day. One of my favorite pie recipes is one that Barbara Cockerham serves. It is an apple pie made by a recipe from her friend Perry James who received it from her cousin who served it at a family reunion. Isn’t that how it is with shared recipes? I always want the recipe of something wonderful I try, and this recipe is one of those.

Barbara’s Apple Pie
½ cup butter
2 refrigerated pie crusts that are packed rolled
4 large granny smith apples, peeled and cut up
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350˚.
Put the butter in a large cast-iron skillet, and place in the oven until the butter is melted.
Remove from oven, and put the first pie crust (unbaked) in the skillet on top of the melted butter.
Toss the apples, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a bowl until the apples are coated. Then put the apples in the skillet. Take the second crust and place on top, tucking the overhang crust inside the skillet. Cut slits in the top crust so steam can vent. Sprinkle with additional sugar, if desired.
Bake for 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

You will love this easy-to-prepare pie. On Saturday, make it “Pie Day” at your house, and enjoy this wonderful dessert.

How do you celebrate Pi Day? Or do you?


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Comments 16

  1. I miss my mom’s apple pie…it was always a big hit with family and company. I still haven’t been able to replicate it and sadly my mother doesn’t make it because of her dementia but we do have the memory of it. I will be making a peach pie for “pi” day. Happy baking everyone!

  2. Pi day is my granddaughter’s birthday. Ever since she learned what Pi was she requested a pie for her birthday treat.

  3. It’s my birthday, instead of cake we’ll have this pie! Grands are here to help make it! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. As a math instructor at our local college, and as one of three engineers in our family (!) Pi Day is most definitely celebrated at our house! Since it lands on Saturday this year, we celebrated early in Algebra class-my daughter and I baked mini chocolate fudge cupcakes (easy finger food) topped with fudge icing and then piped the individual digits of Pi on each cupcake in a bright sky-blue color. I had made 64 cupcakes and lined them on the counter in my classroom. I was surprised that one of my students could quote exactly the digits of Pi well past the number of cupcakes! My photo of the lineup is on Instagram with hashtag #piday @sstierney

  5. Have made this pie twice. It is the BEST dessert I’ve ever eaten. When I made it the first time, I gave about half of the pie to my neighbor to keep from eating the entire pie! The second time I made it , it was for company and it was eaten in it’s entirety.

  6. Thank you for the recipe. I’m making this today along with shrimp and grits. Here in Hammond Louisiana, we need some comfort food after the sad news about our four guardsmen who were lost this week.

    1. Nikki,
      I was so sorry to hear of the great loss to our Armed Forces – please feel a big hug and yes, enjoy your pie and any other comfort food. God bless all those who serve and whose families make the sacrifice.

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