Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Pi, or rather PIE!

Saturday is National Pi Day. March 14. 3.14.

Now, we actually have a national pie day (Jan 23), which is celebrated with, well, pie. But since you can't have too much pie that's what we do for Pi day also. It sure beats doing math to celebrate. So, in honor of the day, I'm sharing my award winning peach blueberry pie recipe.

Pie dough
This makes enough for 2-3 pies depending on size. You can half the recipe, add the whole egg and maybe a touch more flour.

4 C flour
1 ½ C shortening
2 tsp salt
2 TBSP sugar
1 egg
½ C water
1 TBSP vinegar

Mix flour, salt and sugar. Cut in butter. In separate bowl mix water, vinegar and egg. Add to dry ingredients.

Persoanlly I mix this by hand with a pastry blender. I know others who use a mixer and it turns out fine, but I like the texture from hand mixing better. It's more flaky and light. 

Peach blueberry pie filling (one pie)

4 C peaches
1 C sugar
¼ C flour
Cinnamon I had a big dash of it, you can add as much or as little as you like.
Handful of blueberries.
I add a 1/2 tsp or so of almond flavoring, but that is not required. (I can't imagine why you wouldn't want to though) 

Happy Pi day!


  1. Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  2. I have been adding a bit of vinegar to my pancake batter too. It makes them really fluffy.

    Happy Pi day!

  3. I love pie, even if it's not 3/14. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  4. Definitely my favourite type of pi!

  5. Oh, it sounds so good. I wish I could make a pie. But then again, I'd just eat it. And that's not good. Not good at all. :0)

  6. Yum! Sounds delicious--thanks for sharing! :)

  7. Oh wow, that sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing. I'm definitely enjoying some pie on Saturday :)

  8. Here's the deal. You make it, send it to me, and I eat it. Once that is done THEN and only then is it a national holiday. :D

  9. LOL Glad I got to your blog before the 14th! And yum!!!

  10. That sounds quite yummy.
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. Wow, I'd never thought of putting peaches and blueberries in together. That sounds sooo good.

  12. I almost missed Pi day, but I had a meeting on that day and the hostess served pie for dessert because of it. Math puns are fun... and sometimes yummy. JEN Garrett