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...