Today is Pi Day! 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679!
For those of you who are Math challenged, Pi is the number sequence that goes with the symbol π, otherwise known as Pi, and is "the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter," as PiDay.org explains.
Amanda Bates (@tinypies) is proof that a sweet and small idea can become a big deal. Amanda was newly divorced and underwhelmed at work when her 9-year-old son asked to take pie to school. "My mom and I played around with recipes and came up with our signature style," she says. The mother and daughter duo started selling handheld pies at a local farmers market five years ago; now, her shop is a staple in her hometown of Austin, Texas. On March 14, the Tiny Pies shop feels like a #PiDay party. "It's the most fun day in the store," Amanda says. "Everyone's celebrating." Photo by @tinypies
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In honor of Pi Day, we of course wanted to pull together some really delectable pie recipes that will fulfill your Pi fantasies.
Mini Chicken Pot Pies
Not all pie is sweet! Don't forget Chicken Pot Pie! Tasty offers a great Mini Chicken Pot Pie recipe with an awesome instructional video.
Boston Cream Pie
The only pie that could possibly rival American Pie (Apple Pie), the Boston Cream Pie.
Paula's Apple Pie Filling
We figure, if anyone knows how to make a traditional Apple Pie filling, it's gonna be Paula Deen.
Key Lime Pie Lasagna
A great twist on a favorite - instead of in pie shaped, a layered lasagna!
Lemon Meringue Pie Parfait
Graham Cracker Crust into a parfait makes it a little bit more intriguing - especially since you can use a spoon!
Get your pie on today and drink in the lovely mathematics that cause us to indulge in pie as an excuse!
Amy Cooper is a writer and pop culture fact nerd, and on multiple occasions has been referred to as a “Walking iPod.”