We can come up with many reasons to make and eat pie and Pi Day happens to be one of them! Everybody loves pie, and getting creative in the kitchen to make your own creation is incredibly gratifying.
If you haven’t yet tried to make our Cool Canola Oil Pastry, this is a perfect opportunity! This cool pie dough pastry is easy for any baker to make. No experience necessary. The one important step to remember is to freeze the pre-measured canola oil the night before (go ahead and do it now, we’ll wait). Now, this is the cool sciency bit: the frozen oil acts like a solid fat but with all the health benefits of canola oil, low in saturated fat and trans-fat free. You can use the dough for sweet or savoury fillings. It’s just like Grandma’s but better!
Here are 4 Pies to Make for Pi Day:
This delicious pie is hard to resist! Chocolate and peanut butter are a match in flavour heaven. Even better is whipped peanut butter with chocolate pastry (oh my!).
Perfect with seasonal fruit this aromatic and delicious pie will be eaten up before you know it! Savour the thyme scent and lemon flavour of this year-round treat.
This decadent dessert is a Spring must-have. The zesty flavours of rhubarb with orange zest and ginger combined with the smooth vanilla and creamy mascarpone make this pie the talk of the town.
If savoury is more your jam, here’s a hearty main dish that is packed with protein, starch and gusto. Not your average pie crust, this crispy potato base with a hint of turmeric spice compliments the filling nicely. Serve it alongside a simple green salad and a dollop of Greek-style thick yogurt for a satiating and healthy meal.