Pi Pie Birdie

Introduction: Pi Pie Birdie

Pie fans, unite!

Okay...I admit it, the name is slightly misleading; this pie is vegetarian…It does not have a ‘birdie’ in it. Or even a chicken.

But it has eggs and attractive-looking veggies!

Yes, sweet potatoes and kale are what I call sexyvegetables. Especially in this recipe...


Sesame Pepper Pie Crust

• Plain pie crust mix (and whatever it calls for)
• 1 tbs coarsely-ground black pepper
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 2 tbs sesame seeds

Salty Sweet Potato Filling

• 2 medium sweet potatoes, sliced into medium-sized batons/sticks
• 3 cups kale, sliced and diced
• 1 onion, minced
• 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 tbs olive oil
• 1 tbs butter
• ½ teaspoon vegetable stock
• Dash of salt and 1 tbs brown sugar
• 1 tbs paprika
• 1 tbs caraway
•  3 tbs water
• 2 free range eggs
• 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
• ¼ cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
• Dash of pepper
• 1 long red pepper, sliced into slivers


Sesame Pepper Pie Crust

1. Empty out your pie crust mix into a bowl (preheat your oven to the right temperature too). I used a mix and added the pepper, nutmeg, salt, garlic powder, sesame seeds and water that my crust mix called for.  Roll into a ball.
2. Pop your pie dough ball between two large sheets of plastic wrap, which should be a bit bigger than your pie pan. This makes the rolling part easy as pie.
3. Use a rolling pin to flatten it to around one centimetre in thickness.
4. Peel off the top sheet of plastic wrap, slide a hand under and flip it upside down onto your pan. Peel off top sheet of plastic wrap.
5. Pat down and pinch the edges. Go wild.
6. Take a sheet of wax or parchment paper and spill a few dry beans over it just to weigh down the pie so it doesn’t puff up while it’s in the oven.
7. Bake ‘til good and golden.

Salty Sweet Potato Filling

1. Preheat your oven to 400°F or 204°C.
2. Chop up your onions, garlic and veggies. Heat up oil and butter on high and toss in veggies, sugar, paprika, salt, caraway and vegetable stock.
3.  Stir around ‘til caramelized, add water and cook until half-done. Set aside.
4. In a bowl, whisk eggs, Greek yogurt, pepper and chopped sun dried tomatoes.
5. Load up the lovely pie shell with those veggies.
6. Pour over the eggy mix.
7. Take your long slices of red pepper and pimp your pie with a π on top.
8. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
9. Learn some cool facts about the history of pi in the meantime.
10. Share your creation. Or just, you know, dig in right away.

Celebrate good times, c’mon…



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    8 years ago on Introduction

    Fully agree. Sweet potatoes and kale are super sexy veggies. Looks very yummy!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I'm always looking for another way to use kale--thanks for posting this! Good luck on the contest, and great job on your first Instructable!


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks so much for stopping by! I had fun on my first one and I think there will be more to come. I'm loving everyone's cool ideas so I'll definitely be coming back more often!