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Here is a pie, with a filling made of pineapple, topped with a crust decorated with the digits of Pi 29 places past the decimal point. It’s a Pi Pineapple Pie!
To celebrate Pi Day, The Nerdista creates a yummy, nommy Pi-themed treat every March 15th. Last year I made a Pi Pizza Pie. This year I decided to try something a little sweeter and created a Pineapple Pie decorated with 3.14159265358979323846264338327.
Why pineapple, you ask? Because Pi, that’s why. Because I know you’re wondering and will probably ask, yes a pineapple pie is delicious. It tastes like a more tropical version of an apple pie.
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 5 cups fresh pineapple, cut into small pieces
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 rolled out pie crusts*
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a medium saucepan combine cornstarch, salt, sugar, pineapple, and both lemon and vanilla extracts. Cook for 15 minutes on medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened, and then for 1 minute longer. Remove from heat and allow filling to cool completely while you prepare crusts.
- Place the first of two crusts in the bottom of your pie pan. Cover and refrigerate the second, top crust to keep the dough easier to work with for cutting the decorations. Trim the edge of the first crust to the edge of the pie pan. The Nerdista likes to leave a slight overhang on the bottom crust because the crust is the best part.
- Pour the fully cooled filling mixture into bottom crust; filling should rise somewhat above the edge in a mound in the center but will reduce slightly while cooking.
- Uncover second pie crust and cut the proper number shapes out of rolled out crust. I used the negative space left behind for my decoration; you could use the cut out numbers themselves to decorate another pie, if you wish. Carefully place the top pie crust onto the pie and seal the crust edges together.
- Place pie on a foil lined baking sheet to catch any potential drips.
- Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven until filling is bubbly and crust is pleasantly brown.
- Let cool and om nom nom nom nom.
*I’m afraid you are on your own for a pie crust recipe because The Nerdista’s was willed to her on the condition that I don’t reveal its secrets until my own demise. I’m sure Google can help. 🙂
Happy Pi Day, everyone!
Love, The Nerdista
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