Did you know today is Pi Day? Pi Day is apparently a day to celebrate the mathematical equation of Pi. I’m thinking we need to properly celebrate this day with a PIE, don’t you? I first heard of this special day when Gigi sent me a link to a couple of her favorite bloggers - Krista and Jess who shared some pie recipes they had found for “PI” day. Inspired, I thought it would be fun to share some pie recipes that I’ve tried (and loved) along with recipes I want to try in the future. Some of these I have pinned over at Pinterest! Here are a few…
PIES I’VE BAKED AND LOVE…
Good Ole Fashion Apple Pie
It seems whenever Christmas or Thanksgiving comes a long, I get requests for a good ole fashioned apple pie, so when I found this recipe from Grandma Ople online I had to try it! Boy was I glad I did! Nothing fancy, just apple pie like it should be!
Chicken Pot Pie (or turkey!)
This is simply yum. I love to make this after thanksgiving with my leftover turkey and always make two. One to eat right away and the other to freeze for a cold winter day. It’s definitely a comfort food! Love this pie – you can find the recipe over at allrecipes
Favorite Pie Tool:
Speaking of Pies, I have to share my favorite tool for pies. I hate it when the crust gets burned and for years I put foil on the rim to protect it. That was such a waste of foil though – plus it is a pain the tush! I’ve tried the popular metal shields, but they still weren’t perfect and then I found a silicone adjustable rim! One is still a tad short for a few of my oversized pie dishes, but you can double them up if needed! I really, really like these!
A VARIETY OF PIE RELATED RECIPES I WANT TO TRY
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake with Floating Mini Pie
There are sooooo many sweet little pie treats I’d love to try! I don’t know about you, but pumpkin is one of my favorites… but how about a pumpkin milkshake with a mini-pie floating on top? Probably not really considered a pie, but seriously? Yum. Check the recipe out from A Beautiful Mess.
I have been wanting to try these forever! I actually bought a dozen little Ball Jars from Wal-Mart a ways back, but baking all these sweets does not mix well with my New Healthy Diet, so I have been waiting until for a special occasion to try them out! You can find all the details from Our Best Bites.
If you don’t have the jars, here’s another way to get adorable little mini-pies!
These little cutie patooties are from Simple Organized Living and bake in 20 minutes!
Fabulous Serving Idea
And just when I thought it couldn’t get any cuter, I found this from Tiny Urban Kitchen…
Simply carve out the apple inside to use for the mini-pie filling, bake the pies in a muffin pan and then plop back in the hollowed apple to serve. Adorable, don’t you think?
I don’t know about you, but I love a good meatloaf. The problem was my kids “hated” meatloaf. One day, many moons ago, I had a genius idea… I thought to myself…why not make your fabulous meatloaf into a “cheeseburger” pie and see if the kids like that! Guess what? It’s still one of their favorite meals and its soooooo simple to do. Fairly healthy too!
You can use the recipe I found on-line pictured above, adapt your own meatloaf recipe, or try mine below, which is really quite basic!
Recipe for Amy’s Cheeseburger Pie
Pre-heat oven to 350
- 1 to 1 1/2 lbs ground beef or ground turkey (which I prefer)
- 1/2 of a white onion chopped – I like the onions chunky, but younger kids like them chopped finely – aka, won’t know they are there!
- 2 -3 pieces of bread torn up or a 1/4 cup or so of seasoned bread crumbs
- A healthy squirt of Ketchup
- A Beaten Egg or Egg Beaters equivalent
Spray a pie dish with non-stick spray or olive oil
Pat the mixture into the pie dish
Bake for 20-25 minutes until meat is no longer pink.
Remove from oven and carefully drain any liquid, generously top with shredded cheddar (or favorite cheese) and place back in oven for 3-5 minutes until cheese is mostly melted.
Slice with a pizza cutter and serve! Enjoy!
Let me know if you try any of these! Happy “PI” day! Amy xo