While this pie appears to have nothing to do with pi, its construction had everything to do with the use of pi. Just as pi is complex, so is our pie. Each bite brings with it a new depth as your mouth is transformed with the changing flavours and textures. You travel from the seed-filled sweetness of the raspberry, down into the bitter-sweet wonders of the blueberry filled midlands. Once you hit the innermost level your mouth will receive the smooth texture of the spiced apple and cranberry. There will always be the unlucky few who get caught in the emptiness of limbo, not knowing where to bite next. The maze top also provides a whole other realm outside of the sweetened filling that can serve as a pathway to your slice through the skilfully placed inception points leading into the various levels below. Or it can just serve as a fun game to play with berries. These adventures are best when shared and enjoyed with close friends.
Pie in action:
Step 1: The Making Of PI-CEPTION: Part 1
5 cups All Purpose Flour
1½ cup Shortening
3 Tbls Butter, chilled
2 Tsp Salt
14 Tbls Water
Toss together flour and salt. In a medium size bowl, cut butter and shortening into flour until pea size crumbs form. Add water gradually until the dough can be mound together. Lightly pack the dough into a ball and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.