Happy Pi(e) Day!

March 14, 2013 | By | Comments (0)

Foodies and math geeks everywhere, rejoice! It’s National Pi Day. (Get it? March 14 or 3.14, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Wikipedia has a great visual for understanding where pi gets its number.)

Or it’s National Pie Day for those of us who prefer our circles filled with warm apples and  flaky crusts. In honor of this number-filled fun, we’re sharing our favorite pie recipes. Get more healthy pie recipes, and share your favorite pie in the comments.

Malt Ice Cream Pie

Malt Shop Ice Cream Pie
“I am a sucker for a vanilla malt, and this frozen pie has it (plus strawberry malt, too). But the real star here is that crust: crushed sugar cone crumbs that are sweet and fantastically crunchy. It’s a cinch to put together, too.”
- Ann Taylor Pittman, Executive Editor, Food

Lemon-Buttermilk Chess Pie

Lemon-Buttermilk Chess Pie
“Flashback! I love this pie (yes, it’s from 1999). Sure, I sometimes cheat with a store-bought crust, but the filling is great. My Southern grandmother’s recipe calls for a half stick of butter in the filling. This is a great update without anyone really knowing it’s lighter.”
- Allison Lowery, Editor, CookingLight.com

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Classic Pumpkin Pie
“Best served cold, the next day and while standing in front of the fridge.”
- Adam Hickman, Recipe Tester and Developer

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Adreena Barmakian and Jayne Cohen’s Apple Pie
“For traditional apple pie, I love Adreena Barmakian and Jayne Cohen’s Apple Pie (I cheat with store-bought crust, though..shhh).”
- Mallory Brasseale, Associate Editor/Producer, CookingLight.com

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Frozen Peanut Butter Pie
“The Frozen Peanut Butter Pie is my favorite for nostalgic reasons. My mom used to make Frozen Peanut Butter Pie all the time when I was younger. It was delicious, but so bad for us. She stopped making it because of that. Now we have a much healthier version that is easy to make and yummy!”
- Liz Rhoades, Production Director

Do you like your pies more on the savory side? We have a few of those, too.

Buttercrust Corn Pie

Senior Editor Cindy Hatcher recommends the Buttercrust Corn Pie with Fresh Tomato Salsa.

Chili Corn Chip Pie

Sure, it’s not an actual pie, but the word is in the name, and that’s good enough for me. I love this Chili-Corn Chip Pie. It’s childhood nostalgia meets corn chipy goodness. Mix it in a single-serve bag of corn chips, and eat it straight from the bag. Yes, straight from the bag. – kh

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