Update: I am slowly but surely transforming all of my winter and fall decorations into spring. I think the easiest and cheapest way to accomplish this is to simply use my current decorations. Here, I covered the Halloween wall decor that I purchased at Home Goods for $6 with some fabric. I took photos, but really it is all duct tape. Seriously. My favorite fabric to work with – outdoor fabric – and some duct tape. I still want to use those paintings for Halloween in the Fall, so I couldn’t staple them. I do love how it turned out!
Recipe: Here is my contest winning pie and how to make one yourself for Pi Day next weekend. I used my Cherry Blueberry Pie recipe for this one, but you can use any of your favorites that use a double crust: apple, cherry, blueberry, peach, blackberry, etc.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PIE??
- 2 store-bought pie crusts or favorite double pie crust recipe for a 9″ pie
- Set of number cookie cutters – about 1″
- Another 1″ shape like a star
- sharp knife
- 1 egg
- favorite pie recipe (apple, cherry, blueberry, peach, etc.)
- For the Pi symbol, I printed out the Pi here on this website. http://musingsonmath.com/2013/03/14/in-honor-of-pi-day-the-sounds-of-pi-revisited/
- Cut out the pi symbol with scissors. Set aside.
- Make the pie filling for your favorite pie. Set aside.
- Preheat oven per the directions for the cooked pie. Probably 425 degrees.
- Spread 1 pie crust into the bottom of a 9″ pie pan. Flute the edges.
- Pour prepare pie filling into the pie.
- Take the second pie crust and place it on a floured surface. Keeping the numbers close together so you don’t run out of pie crust: use the number cutters to cut out the letters for pi: 3.14159265358979
- For the period, I used a straw to cut out a small perfect circle. The dough will probably get stuck. Blow it out from the other side of the straw. It’ll pop out the other side.
- I used one of my small Pampered chef cutters for the star. Or use any similar 1″ cutter for the spot in between the beginning and end of Pi numbers. Place numbers and star in a circle around the outer edge of the pie as shown in the photo.
- Lay the paper pi symbol you set aside earlier on the remaining pie crust. Press it down a little so that it doesn’t move around a lot. Using a short, sharp paring knife gently cut around the pi shape. Using a small spatula, lift the pi shape and place it into the middle of the pi.
- Important: mix 1 egg and 1 Tb. water in a small bowl. Brush onto the top of the crust. This will help browning of the decorations on top.
- Bake as directed, but since there is little top crust to bake – check 15 minutes prior to the normal cook time just in case!. This will probably bake faster than a regular 2 crust pie. I like to use my pie shield after the first 15 minutes or so of baking time to keep the crust from getting too brown.