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PI + PIE GRAPH + PIE

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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

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Step 2: Ingredients - Pâte Sucrée

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Step 3: Ingredients - Chocolate Pastry Cream

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Step 4: Ingredients - Topping

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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

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Step 7: Pâte Sucrée 3/4

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Step 8: Pâte Sucrée 4/4

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Step 9: Chocolate Pastry Cream 1/2

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

Step 10: Chocolate Pastry Cream 2/2

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Step 11: Topping 1/7

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Step 12: Topping 2/7

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Step 13: Topping 3/7

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Step 14: Topping 4/7

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Step 15: Topping 5/7

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Step 16: Topping 6/7

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Step 17: Topping 7/7

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Step 18: PI + PIE GRAPH + PIE =

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