3.14 = A Good Excuse for Pie

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March 14th is also known as Pi Day. You, know, 3.14? I think it’s a great excuse to eat pie.

Chocolate cream pie

I love pie. I would much rather eat pie than almost any other dessert in the world. I think part of my affection for the pie is thanks to the wonderful memories I have of my Gramma John, making pies in her basement “baking” kitchen in Owatonna, Minnesota or at my parents’ house when she would come to visit. Pies always graced the dessert table at our family get-togethers.

Cake just doesn’t do it for me in the same way.

This week I can’t have pie; I’m still on my Whole 30. But, just as soon as I’m cleared to indulge in butter and flour, you can bet that I’ll be busting out the Mixed Berry Pie with Cinnamon and Lemon I’ve got stashed in the freezer.

If you’re not doing some crazy elimination diet right now, then I think tomorrow, 3.14, March 14th, is an excellent day to bake — and eat — a pie or two.

stone fruit tart

Here are some of my favorites:

Pie Basics

Dinner Pies

Dessert Pies

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  1. What kind of pie is the second one that looks like a peach or nectarine tart?Is the recipe posted? Looks delicious

    • Jessica Fisher says

      That is a very yummy nectarine tart. But, the recipe is going in a future cookbook. Sorry to be a tease. Wait for it. 😉

  2. Tamra says

    lately I’ve been really into pies as well. so yummy. But what made me post a comment was the mention of Owatonna, MN. Went to Bible college there and will always have a warm place in my heart for that town. =)

  3. Jessica, how is the elimination diet going? Any changes in the way you feel these days?

  4. Haha, it didn’t occur to me that today is Pi day, but I did make apple pie last night, and we’re having pizza pie for dinner.

  5. I’ve got a pumpkin pi in the oven at this exact moment!

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