March 14th is National Pi Day, and what better way to celebrate the mathematical term than with real pie! Here are some of my favourite pie recipes from the blog archives. I’ve got some summer strawberries and rhubarb from the freezer thawing to make one myself when I get home tonight. Any excuse for pie sounds good to me!
This is the very first recipe Garrett ever helped me with and it’s his debut on the blog (you can see his hands rolling out the dough). It’s a summertime classic that works with both fresh or frozen berries.
There is something so comforting about a big slice or warm apple pie with a nice scoop of french vanilla ice cream on the side. This Dutch Apple Pie recipe has a crispy streusel on top that makes it feel part crumble and part pie.
We have a tradition where Garrett comes up with some really specific concoction he wants me to try and make for his birthday as a challenge, and this was the first year we started it. He wanted an ice cream pie with a layer of cookie dough on the bottom – and it turned out just has delicious as I’d hoped it would.
Back when I lived in the city, I got together with some girlfriends one night for a Southern night, complete with a big pot of jambalaya, fried okra and this Southern classic – Chess Pie!
These bars turned out to be the perfect make-ahead dessert to take with us on a weekend getaway to our friend’s cottage. They make enough for a big crowd and pack all the flavour of cherry pie into a handheld treat.
The first summer I got our ice cream maker, I tried quite a few recipes, including this delicious take on Apple Pie. It was even better with a nice drizzle of homemade caramel sauce. I’ve also made a Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream version as well!
Happy National Pi Day!