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Pi Day Pie Recipe 3.14...

Updated on August 23, 2017

Everyone loves pie...and everybody loves Pi!

Have some pie for National Pi Day - or any day for that matter!

This is an easy, kid friendly delicious apple and blueberry pie recipe I have developed myself. Enjoy!

One of the things that made making this pie so easy were the Pillsbury crusts. I wanted to make homemade crust bu tI ran out of time, so I used the Pillsbury pre-made crusts. Frankly I didn't think pre-made crust would be very good. But it was flavorful, flaky, and light! I highly recommend it for pie novices, and for speedy pie making.

All photos by RedHairedRockHead

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: Approx. 3.14

Apple Blueberry Pi Day Pie Recipe

  • One box Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 cups peeled and sliced apples
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Making the Pi on the Pie - azI just found a Pi symbol online that I liked, and freehanded. If I can do it, you can!

Pillsbury Easy as Pie: 140 Simple Recipes + 1 Readymade Pie Crust = Sweet Success (Pillsbury Cooking)
Pillsbury Easy as Pie: 140 Simple Recipes + 1 Readymade Pie Crust = Sweet Success (Pillsbury Cooking)

I can't wait to make more pies with Pillsbury Refrigerated Crusts, I wish I had known it was so easy. This book has so many recipes designed especially for Pillsbury Refrigerated Crusts, and I now have it on my Amazon Wishlist...I hope someone gets it for me!

 

Instructions

  1. 1. Combine sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, and lemon zest.
  2. 2. Press one of the ready-to-use Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts into the bottom and sides of the pie plate firmly. Scramble egg and use 1/2 to glaze crust.
  3. 3. Drizzle apples with lemon juice and vanilla, then combine with dry ingredients mixture from above. Layer 1/2 apple filling into pie crust, pour in blueberries, then add the rest of the apples. Dot with butter or coconut oil.
  4. 4. Place other Pillsbury Refrigerated Crust onto a plate, and use a sharp knife to cut a Pi symbol. Moisten rim of bottom crust, place top crust over pie, and fold edge under bottom crust, pressing to seal. Flute edge. Brush with remaining scrambled egg.
  5. 5. Bake at 450 degrees F (230 C) for 10 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350 degrees F (175 C) and bake for 40 more minutes. Cool two hours, then EAT!
5 stars from 1 rating of Apple and Blueberry Pi Pie Recipe

The right tool for the right job!

OXO Good Grips Lemon Zester with Channel Knife
OXO Good Grips Lemon Zester with Channel Knife

This lemon zester has come in handy for many recipes, and has stayed sharp through many uses and washes. Lemon, lime, and orange zest is an important part of many recipes and juice cannot be substituted - so get a zester!

 

What do you get if you divide the circumference of a Jack 'o lantern by it's diameter? Pumpkin Pi.

- John Evans

Starfrit 93013 Pro-Apple Peeler with bonus core slicer
Starfrit 93013 Pro-Apple Peeler with bonus core slicer

This is a great peeler (for both apples and potatoes), and kids love operating it. I like it because it's easy to clean and it's a very inexpensive gadget!

 

You can make a Pi Day pie with any pie recipe.

Sweet pie or savory pie? Vote and tell us the Pi Day pie you would make.

Ready for the oven! - It's hard to believe how easy this was, I hope you give it a try!

My very first pie! Yay Pi! - It looked gorgeous, it made the house smell wonderful, and it was a delicious finish to a weekend meal. I am happy it turned out so

Have a Happy Pi Day - ...and enjoy some pie.

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    • RedHairedRockHead profile imageAUTHOR

      RedHairedRockHead 

      4 years ago

      @tumperton: Yep - pie is good, any way you slice it!

    • RedHairedRockHead profile imageAUTHOR

      RedHairedRockHead 

      4 years ago

      @caryfranco: Pi Day is pie day because Pi starts out as 3.14, and in America our dates are written month, day, year. Don't let that stop you though!

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      caryfranco 

      4 years ago

      I am not sure what is the Pi day, but sounds fun to make a Pi pie.

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      tumperton 

      4 years ago

      I feel quite indifferent about Pi, but any excuse to eat pie I suppose. Nice lens!

    • bunkerful lm profile image

      bunkerful lm 

      4 years ago

      yum!

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      yusufuabu 

      5 years ago

      it all looks lovely

    • blestman lm profile image

      blestman lm 

      5 years ago

      Awesome lens. I am salivating just looking at it

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      Amanda_Revel 

      5 years ago

      it does look scrummy. nice lens

    • Arod17 profile image

      Arod17 

      5 years ago

      Pie sounds good right now

    • ValerieJoy profile image

      Valerie Smith 

      5 years ago from New Zealand

      I like the idea of Pi Day; maybe I will have to move country to celebrate, or introduce Pi Day to New Zealand! Nice Lens :)

    • ArmchairBuilder1 profile image

      ArmchairBuilder1 

      5 years ago

      Mmmmm...should have read this after lunch!

    • The One Stop Shop profile image

      The One Stop Shop 

      5 years ago

      Makes me want to bake a fresh pie. A great addition for submission for Pi Day! Love the pictures!

    • RedHairedRockHead profile imageAUTHOR

      RedHairedRockHead 

      5 years ago

      @maryseena: Why thank you :)

      Happy Pi Day!

    • maryseena profile image

      maryseena 

      5 years ago

      Found the ideal pie lens for pi day!

    • RedHairedRockHead profile imageAUTHOR

      RedHairedRockHead 

      5 years ago

      @timetoact: Awwwwwwwww. Less pie for them....more pie for us!

    • RedHairedRockHead profile imageAUTHOR

      RedHairedRockHead 

      5 years ago

      @dalsun: I can't either...I guess the term "easy as pie" exists for a reason! Pie is easy (although Pi is not).

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      dalsun 

      5 years ago

      Perfect for Pi Day! Looks good. Can't believe this is your first pie!

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      timetoact 

      5 years ago

      I was going to suggest that Pi Day should become a worldwide holiday. But then I remembered that in many parts of the world they would write today's date as 14/3/2013, that is DD/MM/YY. In those countries they actually never have Pi Day. So sad.

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      RavingMadAsAHatter 

      5 years ago

      HAPPY PI DAY EVERYONE!!!

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      Aunt-Mollie 

      5 years ago

      Pi Day is a great excuse to bake a pie!

    • Ninche profile image

      Ninche 

      5 years ago

      I like eating pies, but never made one...I guess I'll try make some. Thank you for the recipes!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Now I'm hungry!

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