Introduction: PI + PIE GRAPH + PIE

What happens when you put ¨pi¨, ¨pie graph¨and ¨pie¨ together?! 
After lots of brainstorming, I have decide to use pie's closest relative, "tart", to help me realize my idea. 
This is my proposal for this year's Pi Day Pie Challenge. 

I have chosen chocolate pastry cream instead of the classic vanilla flavor to match the color tone of the fruits. And I found the cape gooseberry makes an excellent highlight amongst the other berries (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry and pomegranate). I can also see the possibility of trying many combinations with different fruits.

As I am not a super experienced baker, I have sourced the recipes of the crust and filling from my favorite food blog: Serious Eats! I found the recipes very well written, not to mention a bonus slide show that explains the steps in detail. That´s why I have illustrated a representation of the web page instead of repeating the actual recipes.

After many hours of planning, baking, drawing and photographing, here is the result...

Enjoy!

Step 1: PI + PIE GRAPH + PIE

Step 2: Ingredients - Pâte Sucrée

Step 3: Ingredients - Chocolate Pastry Cream

Step 4: Ingredients - Topping

Step 5: Pâte Sucrée 1/4

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/03/pate-sucree-tart-shell-recipe.html

Step 6: Pâte Sucrée 2/4

Step 7: Pâte Sucrée 3/4

Step 8: Pâte Sucrée 4/4

Step 9: Chocolate Pastry Cream 1/2

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/02/chocolate-pastry-cream-how-to-make-recipe.html

Step 10: Chocolate Pastry Cream 2/2

Step 11: Topping 1/7

Step 12: Topping 2/7

Step 13: Topping 3/7

Step 14: Topping 4/7

Step 15: Topping 5/7

Step 16: Topping 6/7

Step 17: Topping 7/7

Step 18: PI + PIE GRAPH + PIE =

Comments

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JesusG33k made it! (author)2015-05-30

3.14159265358 far as I remember.

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fireball1234 made it! (author)2013-11-24

I love the creative Pics + your very interesting and tasty point of view!

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jennnyt made it! (author)2012-03-26

Thank you everyone for your kind words!

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agis68 made it! (author)2012-03-23

the most beautiful and tasteful i presume pie.....and the winner for competintion!!!


good luk.....5/5*

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AussieAnglerGal made it! (author)2012-03-23

wow, i love this, well done :)
could be helpful for large families who have pie filling disagreements
VOTED!

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angelsanzcorrea made it! (author)2012-03-22

I love the whole comic book narrative, go Jenny!

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Bom6at made it! (author)2012-03-22

Bonus points for the use of cape gooseberries! Good on ya! I love them and it's a shame they're not more commonly found in stores here.

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)2012-03-20

I love it! So beautifully presented!

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rcardoção made it! (author)rcardoção2012-03-22

Me too. Very pretty.

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jennnyt made it! (author)jennnyt2012-03-21

Thank you very much!!
It's my first "instructable", so glad to know you like it! : )

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Lindie made it! (author)2012-03-22

Excellent! Love the instructions and the project!

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CatTrampoline made it! (author)2012-03-22

Very good! The title photo is so sharp and enticing, I want to take a bite of the screen.

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applesticker made it! (author)2012-03-22

This is one of the best Instructables I've seen yet. A great end result documented and presented in lovely fashion. You should be proud of this one.

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