March 14, 2018: Happy Pi Day
March 14th, 2018 by Katekoster

To celebrate Pi Day we made apple pies for Alex’s math class, decorated with the Pi symbol.  Because it was a school night we used store bought pie crust (it was a lot of work just cutting up the apples and making the decorations so we didn’t think we had time to make the pie dough from scratch). And while homemade pie dough is definitely better, the Pillsbury pie dough we used was pretty good.  Here are the two finished pi pies.

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To make the pie filling, we peeled and sliced 10 gala apples.  We squeezed a lemon over the slices so they wouldn’t turn brown and we used gala apples because they are pretty sweet so we didn’t have to add sugar (we wanted them to be tasty but healthy).  Then we tossed the apple slices with 2 tablespoons of flour and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.


For the pie crust, we rolled out 4 rounds of dough.  We pressed two of the rounds into pie pans and let them chill in the fridge.  Then we trimmed the edges of the dough around the edge of the pan and filled with apples.

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Meanwhile we started working on the top of the pies.  Before we put the top on we cut out one bit pi symbol from each topping.  Then for Pie #1, we cut out little pi symbols out of extra dough to decorate the pie.  For Pie #2, we used the big pi pastry cut-outs to decorate.  (We used egg wash to make sure the decortions stuck and then egg washed the whole pie top.)  Hope Alex’s math class likes them!

Pie #1

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Pie #2

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