Chow down on delicious pies for National Pi Day on March 14th. These simple pie recipes are sure to satisfy your taste buds.
You’ll need: 4 cups of fresh cranberries, 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts, 1/2 cup of sugar, 2 1/2 teaspoons of cornstarch, 1/4 teaspoon of Kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon of orange zest, 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter (cut into small pieces), a pinch of freshly ground nutmeg, 1 egg white, pie crusts (top and bottom)
Step 1: Pour 3 cups of the cranberries into a food processor. Chop the cranberries slightly. Then, transfer them into a medium bowl and combine with the remaining 1 cup of whole cranberries.
Step 2: To the bowl, add in 1/2 cup of sugar, cornstarch, salt, orange zest, nutmeg, and walnuts. Mix gently.
Step 3: Spoon the cranberry mixture into the pie crust. Dot the crust with butter. Next, cover the pie with the top crust and refrigerate the pie for 1 hour.
Step 4: Heat your oven to 375 degrees. Then, beat the egg white with 2 tablespoons of water. Brush this mixture over the pie crust and sprinkle 2 tablespoons of sugar on top.
Step 5: Finally, bake the pie until the crust is golden. This should take about 40-45 minutes. After baking, allow the pie to cool completely. Serve with ice cream and enjoy!
You’ll need: 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, 3 ounces of strawberry gelatin, 3/4 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water, 4 cups of strawberries, pie crust
Step 1: In a saucepan, mix together the cornstarch, sugar, and water until the mixture is smooth. Once combined, bring the mixture to a boil. Allow it to cook until thickened. (After boiling, this should take about 2 minutes).
Step 2: Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the gelatin until it’s dissolved. Then, refrigerate the mixture for about 20 minutes.
Step 3: While refrigerating, arrange the strawberries in the pie crust.
Step 4: After the gelatin has cooled, pour it over the berries and refrigerate until the pie is set. Serve and enjoy.
You’ll need: 2 pie crusts (bottom and top), 6 cups of fresh blueberries, 3.5 tablespoons of cornstarch, 3/4 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1 egg yolk
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Step 2: Mix together the blueberries, 3 tablespoons of cornstarch, 3/4 cup of sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a bowl. Stir this mixture until the sugar dissolves. After stirring, allow the blueberries to macerate for 20-30 minutes.
Step 3: Pour the blueberry mixture into the bottom pie crust. Then, lay the top crust over the pie and crimp the edges.
Step 4: Cut vent holes in the top crust. Next, beat the egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of water. Brush over the top crust with the egg wash.
Step 5: Bake the pie for at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes. Then, turn down the temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking for another 30-40 minutes.
Pro Tip: If you notice that the edges of the crust are cooking too quickly, cover the edges with foil and continue baking.
Step 6: Remove the pie from the oven and allow it to cool. Serve and enjoy.
Now that you’ve got delicious recipes to try this year for National Pi Day, all that’s left is to pick up the ingredients that you need. Hop into a quality vehicle from Mossy Honda Lemon Grove and head out to the grocery store nearest you. Our professionals look forward to assisting you with your purchase.