Instructables

Pi Napple Upside Down Pie

FeaturedContest Winner
Picture of Pi Napple Upside Down Pie
You've never eaten an upside down pie. Neither had I.
 
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Why does inverting Pi make me feel like a heretic?

Picture of Why does inverting Pi make me feel like a heretic?
IMG_0801.JPG
IMG_0816.JPG
IMG_0810.JPG
IMG_0812.JPG
IMG_0818.JPG
IMG_0820.JPG
IMG_0824.JPG
IMG_0826.jpg
IMG_0828.JPG
IMG_0829.JPG
Yes, pi is like a math deity and it commands all the respect it deserves. Disrespecting Pi is a good way to bring down a Mathematician Fatwa on my head. While I wait for such white-hot nerd fury I will comfort myself with some pie.

First prepare two pie crust rounds

Then make this incredibly easy Filling


1.5 cups milk
3 Tbsp corn starch
0.5 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
0.5 tsp. vanilla
2 cups crushed pineapple

In a double boiler heat the milk, starch, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Whisk it around until it thickens. This took 15 minutes for me. Fold in the pineapple. It smells good the whole time. Mmmmmmm

But don't get too distracted by the beautiful smell of vanilla and warm pineapple. The next part is the good bit.

Step 2: The Good Bit

Picture of The Good Bit
IMG_0832.JPG
IMG_0838.JPG
IMG_0840.JPG
This is the step that makes the pie special.

First butter the pie plate well. Don't skip this step or you'll end up with your pie falling apart when you flip it over. Plus, a little extra butter never killed anyone (immediately).

Place the pineapple anywhere you like. I was singularly uncreative in this case. Plop plop plop. It's really more about the pie for me than the pi, I'll just admit it now.

Cover that over with a crust and press it down around the pineapple chunks.
Pour in the filling. I moistened the edges with the last piece of pineapple to help it seal. That little stroke of genius proved completely unnecessary since when I put the top crust on I just ended up folding it under to seal the pie. 

Pierce the top and bake at 314 until light brown, about 31.4 minutes. Make sure the rack is pretty close to the bottom.

claramecium3 months ago

YUMMY!

Looks great!! Another goodie from you!!

Cheers!
-CAth
JulieBalm1 year ago
I think we should taste a Pi Napple Upside Down pie someday! Looks yummy and your commentary was so good too! xxoo
I ate this pie with dad. It was AWESOME!!!
sunshiine1 year ago
Clever and interesting! I think hubby just might like this! Thanks for sharing!
sunshiine
gmtanner1 year ago
This looks delicious. I will have to make one for Pi Day. One idea: arrange the pineapple pieces on the bottom in the shape of pi.
Pro

Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?

close

PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!