March 14 marks Pi Day
Whether you calculate it or eat it, Pi (and pie) brings joy to many.
For math lovers, it’s a chance to celebrate Pi, one of the most important numbers ever, representing the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Although Pi is typically rounded down to 3.14 it can go on forever.
For those who don’t enjoy math, you get pie.
Check out our recipes for ADVOCADO PIE or FROZEN LEMON PIE from the Knox Harmony in the Kitchen Cookbook
1 1/4 fine corn flake crumbs
3 Tbsp brown sugar
3-4 tsp melted butter
Add brown sugar to melted butter, stir till melted. Add corn flakes and press into pie plate.
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup mashed or pureed ripe avocado ( 4 avocados)
1/2 cup lime juice
1/2 tsp salt
whipping cream for topping
In a large bowl combine condensed milk, well mashed avocado, lime juice, salt and blend well. Turn into prepared crust. Chill. Better made the day before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and strawberries or any fruit.
LEMON FROST PIE
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup margarine
2 Tbsp sugar
Mix and press all but 1/4 cup into a pie plate. Bake base ( plus 1/4 cup mixture placed in separate pan for topping) at 375 for 12-15 min. Cool.
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tsp rind
few drops yellow food colouring
1 cup whipped cream
Combine sugar, lemon juice and rind with slightly beaten egg whites. Beat until stiff peaks form. Whip cream and fold into lemon mixture. Pour into shell. Top with reserved crumbs. Chill overnight or freeze. Serve with Blueberry Sauce recipe below
2/3 cup sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
dash of salt
Add 2/3 cup water
Cook and stir 2 min or more until thick.
Add 2 cups blueberries and return to boiling. Chill