Thursday, March 14, 2019

Happy Pi Day!

Our beloved dog is named Pi. He was Pi when we rescued him and still is Pi.

This is the first time on Pi day that I've baked a Pie, even though March 14th has become well known as a day to bake pies for Pi Day.

Here is what I made...a thrown together recipe. It has pie crust (yum!), two kinds of berries and a frangipane topping...sort of like a cross between a berry pie and a Bakewell tart. It's delicious.

Pi Day Pie

Start with an unbaked pie crust lining a pie pan. Paint bottom only with 2-3 tablespoons raspberry jam. Turn edges under and crimp.

In a bowl create a mixture of a pint each fresh blueberries and raspberries (tossed with a mixture of 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar and  2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs and 2 tablespoons flour) which is spread on top of the jam.

Oven is preheated to 400 degrees F.

On top put frangipane:

125 g soft butter
125 g confectioners sugar
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
125 g almond flour
30 g all purpose flour
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Scrape bowl and add eggs, one at a time. Pour in the almond extract and mix 30 seconds. Scrape bowl. Spoon in the ground nuts and flour. Mix well. Pour over the fruit in the pie shell and bake at 400 degrees F for about 35-40 minutes. (If crust seems to be browning too quickly, either shield with pieces of foil or reduce heat to 355 degrees F and bake an extra 5 - 10 minutes. Test with knife blade. It should come out clean. Cool. Serve!

Happy Pi Day!

Note to self: Serving leftovers when you get the pie in the oven late is a great idea. Repeat!


  1. Ohhhh, Bakewell pie is brilliant! Would love to taste that!

  2. Mmmmmm.... Pi.... J'adore Pi.

    I cannot believe we forgot to make pie on Pi Day! I bet we wouldn't have if we'd seen your beautiful dog in time. (He is gorgeous!)

  3. It meant that less fruit was needed and no top crust Kelly...perfect for end of the day baking!

    Thanks Elizabeth...he is a sweet dog, too. This is the first year that I remembered to make Pi on Pi day. Next year we will have to remind each other!