You don’t have to be a math whiz to take part in the delicious celebration that is Pi Day. This joyous festivity is observed annually on March 14 (3/14) as the calendar date matches the mathematical constant π. This symbol represents 3.14—the most significant and first three figures of Pi (are we bringing you back to your grade school days!?).
Although we may not use π to find the area of a circle on a regular basis, we do enjoy eating pie! Thus, here’s a list of our favorite pies in various categories from traditional pies and mini pies to savory pies and even liquid pies. Go ahead, enjoy a slice of something nice!
These family-friendly pies score a lot of fans during the fall and winter holidays. With Pi Day being an officially observed celebration, it totally warrants the same treatment! So bake your buds an extra-special dessert to enjoy. Try one of our faves below:
- Fresh Blackberry Pie with Whole Wheat Crust
- Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Pie
- Chocolate Pecan Pie (gluten-free & vegan)
You don’t have to wait until dessert to enjoy the delightful construct of pie! The following savory pies are warm, toasty and substantial enough to enjoy for dinner. Packed with veggies and other tasty ingredients, making these recipes are literally easy as pie!
Pie for one? No problem! The demand for mini pies is actually quite large. Narrowing this list down to three was a challenge, but our top picks are sure to impress!
- Paleo Mini Cherry Pies
- Double Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie Bites (vegan)
- Spiced Pumpkin Hand Pies with Cashew Cream (vegan)
Preferred by raw vegan enthusiasts and inept bakers everywhere, no-bake pies earn major points on the dessert table. Typically made from ten ingredients or less, they’re easy to make and require minimal effort. However, you’ll want to invest in a decent food processor before getting started such as the 8-Cup Black & Decker Food Processor. Here are the front-runners:
Eating a slice of pie can be tough when you’re on the run. Unless you’ve got time to sit down and enjoy this heavenly dessert, a pie-inspired smoothie is your best bet. Sip on these blended pies for breakfast, lunch or even dessert when it comes to those busier-than-usual days.
Happy Pi Day!