Saturday, March 14, 2015

Pi Day! 55 Pies and Pie-inspired recipes

Cheesecake is more pie than cake!
Today is Pi Day, the perfect combination of geekiness and foodieness. Perfect for me!

Not only is it Pi Day, but some folks are calling it the Pi Day of the Century, because when we tack the year onto the date, we get the first five digits of Pi.

If you go a step further, and your clock reads 9:26, then you've got two more digits. And that's the time I scheduled this to post.

Might as well add another 53 seconds, so we've got a really long string of numbers. Really long. I'm lucky I can remember 3.1415. But there it is, 3.141592653. Or, 3/14/15 9:26:53.

I was going to bake a pie, but them I figured it would be fun to recap the pie recipes I already published on this blog. I started off looking for basic sweet pies, then decided to add tarts as well. Tarts led to cheesecake - which is more pie than cake - and then I decided to add pie crust recipes as well.

While I was searching, I ran across a few recipes that were inspired by pie - both food and cocktail recipes. So I decided to add those. And savory pies, as well.

And then came the quiche. That's like pie, too.

At that point, I already had 55 recipes. Yikes, that a LOT OF PIE.

I considered adding pizza as well. I mean, I've got a lot of pretty pizza recipes, like this colorful pizza that features pretty purple potatoes.

I mean, some people call it pizza "pie," so it almost made sense to include the pizzas ... but I decided it was time to quit.

So, for this roundup, we'll call pizza a flatbread and leave it for another day. I hope you enjoy this stroll down Cookistry's memory lane of pie. It was fun for me to look back - and I'll be honest that some of the old photos and styling aren't my best. But the recipes are all good, I promise!

Fruit Pies and Tarts

Apple Cheesecake Custard Pie

Apple Crostata with Cinnamon Pastry

Apple Crumb Tart

Apple Crumb Pie

Apple Tart

Freaky Good Apple Tart

TSA Apple Tart

Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie

Mini Peach Pies

Pear and Apple Tart

Plum Jam Crostata

Rum Raspberry Tart

Stone Fruit Pie

Strawberry Cream Cheese Crumble Tart

Sweet and Creamy Pies and Tarts

Almond Butter Cream Cheese Tart

Buttermilk Chess Pie

Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

Key Lime Pie

Nightcap Tart

Pumpkin Cream Pie

Savory Pies and Tarts 

Beef and Potato Pie

Chicken and Turkey "Shepherd's" Pie

French Onion Quiche

Mini Cheddar Quiche Bites

Ricotta Tart

Savory Cream Cheese Bites

Savory Tomato and Zucchini Pie

Tuna Pot Pie

Vegetable Tart


Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake

Cheesecake from A Well Seasoned Kitchen

Mini Cheesecake Bites

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake

Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Muffin-Cup Cheesecakes

Paul Brezinki's Cheesecake

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Pressure Cooker Cheesecake

Slow Cooker Cheesecake

Snickers-Inspired Cheesecake

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

Pie Crusts

Chocolate Cookies for Crumb Crust

Pie Crust (several recipes)

Ratio Pie Crust

Sweet Pastry Dough

Food Inspired by Pie

An Ode to Boston Cream Pie

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Pie Oatmeal

Blueberry Cake-Pie Cheesecake Bars

Peach and Apricot Crisps

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Pie-Flavored Cocktails

Apple Pie a la Mode

Apple Pie in a Glass

Tart Cherry Pie Liqueur

Got Pie? Feel free to leave links to your creations in the comments!