Pi is a very useful constant.
And Pie is a very tasty constant.
So, on Pi Day, I make a pie. I’ve been making pies on Pi Day for several years and it has become a family geeky tradition.
This year, I made a peach and apple pie with a full crust.
As you can see, I tried to write 2πr onto the crust with limited success. However, Hubby got the joke, so that was all that really mattered.
I tried out some white bean flour that I’d seen on Pinterest. It has more protein and fiber than regular flour and is a healthier thickener than plain white flour.
Peach Apple PiMakes 1 12″ pie, 203cal per 8th of pie
1 bag (2 cups) frozen peaches, defrosted
5 large apples (I used Fuji, but any tart apple will do), cored and sliced — leave skins on for extra flavor and fiber
1/2 cup sugar, give or take.
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp cinnamon
2-3 tbsp white bean flour to thicken fruit juices
1 box ready-made crust (2 crusts)
Defrost peaches in bowl. Core and slice apples and put in bowl. Cook until apples are soft (about 5 minutes in microwave — you can cook on stovetop, too). Let cool and add sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and bean flour. The bean flour will thicken the juices into a nice sauce.
Roll out crust and place in 12″ piepan. Spoon filling onto crust. Top with the other crust in either a full or lattice.
Bake at 300F for about 20 min or until crust is brown and filling is bubbly. My oven runs a bit hot, so it may take longer in a better calibrated oven.
Do you celebrate Pi Day?