Happy PI Day! Celebrate with Apple Pie

The mathematicians at my job decided to host a Pie Competition on National Pi Day (3.14), today.  Apparently, Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th the world.  So, I knew Pi or “π” was the symbol used in mathematics to represent 3.14 (or according to Wikipedia – the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, approximately 3.14159) but I did not know there was an official day or pie involved.

I am not a baker but I decided to partake in the event, just for fun.  Since I have no pie skills,  I looked online to find a fast, easy recipe.  I found a simple apple pie recipe that was almost from scratch (I bought the crust).  It only had eight ingredients.  The only thing I had to buy, other than the crust, was apples.  I cut the apples and filled the pie before I went to bed.  When I woke up, I made the sauce and baked the pie for 40 min.  It was so easy.

So, did I win the contest – NO.  Not even honorable mention.  But some of my co-workers really outdid themselves with very delicious pies.  Try this easy recipe and let me know what you think.

Apple Pie Ingredients:

3-4 apples sliced thinly
6 tbsp butter
1/4 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup water
1 pack double (2) ready to use pie crust

Apple Pie Instructions:

1.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees

2.  Melt butter in saucepan. Add white sugar, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar. Set aside when done.

3.  Unroll pie crust in a baking dish and add sliced apples. Take other pie crust, cut into strips, and lattice it over apples. Crimp the edges with your fingers or a fork. Spoon sauce over pie. Cover the inside and top.

4.  Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce stove temperature to 350 degrees and bake for about 40 more minutes.

5. Allow to cool completely before serving.

Check out this short video for more!




11 thoughts on “Happy PI Day! Celebrate with Apple Pie

  1. Aw, sorry you didn’t win–it does look delicious! Try making your own crust next time–it’s easier than you might think. I do my apple pie with a crumble top and a crust on bottom. It’s a great way to practice crust-making: you can focus on the texture and flavor for the bottom crust but not have to worry about making the top look perfect!

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    1. Awe thanks. Pie making initially scared me – I’m no baker – but it was easier than I thought. I will try making the crust next time. Thanks for the kind words and expert baking tips

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