Happy Pi Day!
I’m surrounded by nerdy love. My cousin was posting Pi Day memes on Facebook yesterday. My Mother-in-law owns a Pi pie plate I couldn’t let the most epic Pi Day this century pass without some acknowledgement in the form of pie. I just wouldn’t fit in this family if I didn’t!
I love Pop Tarts so this pie was just begging to be made. It’s basically an awesome strawberry pie with an almond-icing glaze. Such a fun pie! We really enjoyed it and I can’t wait to try making it again with fresh berries when the garden starts overflowing.
And what’s better than pie on Pi Day? Well, lots of pie – so I’ve joined up with some of my blogging friends to bring you even more pie! Check out what they made to celebrate the most epic Pi Day of the century below.
Strawberry Pop Tart Pie
(from Willow Bird Baking)
Makes 1 9″ Pie
2 sheets of refrigerated pie dough
6 cups frozen whole strawberries
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and grated
3 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. quick-cooking tapioca, ground in a spice or coffee grinder
Pinch of salt
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. almond extract
2 Tbsp. milk
Colored sanding sugar
Preheat your oven to 400F degrees.
Squeeze out the grated apple, removing as much liquid as possible. Set aside.
In a saucepan over medium heat, cook 3 cups of the frozen strawberries, stirring often, until the berries have become jam-like and reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the grated apple, remaining berries, sugar, tapioca and salt. Stir to combine.
Roll out one pie crust and lay in a 9″ pie pan. Spoon strawberry filling into the pie dough and dot the top with the cut up butter. Cover with remaining pie crust sheet and crimp edges with a fork to seal.
Place the pie on a baking sheet and bake 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 and bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Let cool on a cooling rack for several hours.
When room temperature, whisk together the powdered sugar, almond extract and milk and drizzle over the pie. Decorate with sanding sugar and serve!
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