Pi Day!

Ok any other nerds out there?? It's 3.14 does that mean anything to you? How about 3.1415926... it's pi!!! Come on I told you I was a nerd. In celebration of mathematical pi day, I made a pie. :D

Cherry Pie to be exact, and it's delicious!! I got the crust from a blog I recently found and fell in love with What would Cathy Eat. You can find the recipe here, and check her out! So many good recipes!!

As for the pie, I've made it here before, and still love it!


Cherry Pie Filling (using canned cherries packed in water)
6 Tbs brown sugar (more or less to taste, if you like a sweet pie you'll want to add more)
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cans Oregon Red Tart Pie Cherries, drained, reserve juice from one can
1/4 tsp almond extract (optional but oh so tasty!)

Instructions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Drain the cherries and reserve the juice from only one can. In a saucepan, stir the cherry juice into the combined mixture of the cornstarch and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Gently stir in cherries and almond extract. Remove from heat. Pour filling into pastry lined pie pan. Bake 45 minutes or until crust browns and filling begins to bubble. If necessary, cover edges with aluminum foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent over-browning. Cool pie several hours to allow filling to thicken before slicing.

PS. If you didn't catch it this weekend, check out my Newman's Own Video debut!

11 chews:

Jeanne said...

Yay pi day! Love cherry pie. Ironic you didn't make a round pie?
I made strawberry pie and then ... prune chiffon. Yup. You read that right. We found it in a cookbook from the 50s and HAD to try it. Pretty good!

Delicious. I love any excuse to eat pie

stephchows said...

Jeanne, only you and I get the irony of not making a circular pie, LOVE!!

Jogging with Fiction- I never make cherry pie but I love it! So I was happy to have an excuse to make it!

Steph, so glad you like my crust. I love tart cherries! Whenever I get them, I pit them and freeze a few bags for wintertime.

lynchdom said...

1. Nerd (you and Jeanne)
2. What is pi x zero? HAHAHA

Reeni said...

Happy Pi Day! This looks delectable!

Tracy said...

I love pi day and can't believe I forgot about it this year! Love how simple this one is...maybe I can still squeeze it in before the day is over!

Mary said...

My kinda Pi :) Love this! Looks so tasty!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

Tracy said...

I love pi day and can't believe I forgot about it this year! Love how simple this one is...maybe I can still squeeze it in before the day is over!

Jeanne said...

Yay pi day! Love cherry pie. Ironic you didn't make a round pie?
I made strawberry pie and then ... prune chiffon. Yup. You read that right. We found it in a cookbook from the 50s and HAD to try it. Pretty good!

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