My office has pizza pie and pie every year to celebrate Pi Day. Each year I try to think of something new and this year I made Mini Pi Pies - I made mini pies which are easier for serving pie at work and instead of traditional toppings I used pie crust to make a Pi symbol on the top of the pie. You could use this same design with just about any pie filling I imagine.


Pie Crust:
5 cups pastry flour
1 lb lard
1 can 7-Up soda
N.B. This is a big recipe for pie crust - you will have a lot leftover. Whatever you don't use you can put in the freezer for future pie.

Pie Filling:
I made two types: apple and strawberry

2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced
1/2 lemon
1 T butter, unsalted
3 T brown sugar

about 1 pound fresh strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 T lemon juice

Optional Ingredients:
ice cream (for both pies)
caramel sauce for the mini apple pies (to go with the ice cream)
whipped cream (for the strawberry pies)

Step 1: Step 1 - Make Pie Crust

I have pie crust pre-made in the freezer - I like to make more and keep it on hand for later use.

This is the very easy pie crust recipe I use:

5 cups pastry flour
1 lb lard
1 can 7-Up soda

How to make it:  Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cut the lard into the flour. Add 7-Up and mix. Put it in the fridge for at least an hour before using.

Great idea for Pi Day :)
This sounds like such a fun addition to the party. Thanks for sharing, and good luck on the contest!
I am pretty sure everyone enjoyed eating them as I did making them - now I have to start thinking about what to do for Pi Day next year! Thanks!

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