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4 Recipes to Enjoy During the National Pie Day

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Pie may be a worldwide sensation, but in America, we can say it is a symbol of national pride. If you ask people to choose their favorite dessert, they will select pie and then cake. It is so revered that it is celebrated twice a year. Some dessert lovers celebrate on December 1st and still sneak in a chance to eat more pies during National Pi Day on March 14th. 1 

The official National Pie Day is on January 23rd, and it is a chance to enjoy your favorite dessert guilt free, whether fruit, creamy, or savory pie.  It’s time to tie the apron strings and get baking.

History of National Pie Day

The origin of pies dates back to recipes made by the ancient Romans, which were made from honey and rye crusted goat cheese. The Romans made pie with various ingredients such as fruit, meat, and seafood, which was a constant in their feasts.  The pie crust was used as a carrier for the filling to keep it moist and prevent burning, and it was not eaten at all.1

Pies became popular in England in the 12th century, and the most common filling was meat. It is said that English settlers took pie with them during the colonization era and introduced it in America. Pies became popular in the 1800s in America.1

1n 1968,  apple pie was introduced by a franchise in Knoxville. In the 1970s, National Pie Day was created by Charlie Papazian. Surprisingly the day is on his birthday.2  Currently, pumpkin pie is a famous treat for Thanksgiving, and sweet pies sell more than savory pies

How to Observe National Pie Day

National Pie Day is not an official national holiday, so there will be no day off. But there may be deals and discounts on pies from some retailers and bakers. Order your favorite pie from a local bakery and share it with your family and friends. The best way to mark the day is to make a homemade pie, whether it’s a fruit pie, pizza, or chocolate pie. Invite your friends over and try out delicious pie recipes and share them on social media with the #NationalPieDay. Here are four tasty pies recipes to try out. 

1. Mixed Berry Pie

The homemade crust, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries combine to give a unique texture and flavor to the mixed berry pie. It should be ready in an hour, and a good berry drizzle will do wonders on your palate.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 8


Double-Crust Pie Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup butter (frozen and cubed)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoon ice water


  1. To make the double-crust pie, add flour, butter, salt, and water to a mixer or food processor. Pulse until all the ingredients mix well to form pea-sized crumbles.
  2. Make two even-sized balls. Quickly knead each ball and wrap it with saran paper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Place your first crust on a pie plate and use a kitchen brush to spread half the egg. Toss all the berries with cornstarch and sugar until the cornstarch isn’t visible anymore.
  4. Pour the berry mixture on the pie crust and add the butter. Place the second crust and trip any excesses all around the edges.
  5. Brush the top crust with the remaining half of the egg. Bake for 15 minutes at 425°F when all edges are covered in aluminum foil.
  6. Reduce the temperature to 375°F, remove the aluminum foil and bake for another 30 minutes.
  7. Cool completely, and then slice.  

2. Easy Old Fashioned Raspberry Pie

This old-fashioned raspberry pie is all goodness. It is flaky yet perfect, buttery, and tastes incredible.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 8


  • 2 pie crusts
  • 1 cup sugar (+1 tablespoon sugar)
  • 6 cups freeze dried raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 egg 


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 °F.
  2. Roll the first crust on a floured surface. Place the crust on a pie plate and brush with a small amount of the egg.
  3. Add sugar, raspberries, lemon juice, and cornstarch to a bowl and toss to mix everything until you can’t see the cornstarch. Pour the berry filling on the first crust.
  4. Roll out the remaining pie and create a round hole in the middle using a cookie or biscuit cutter. Lay the crust on the berry filling.
  5. Trim and crimp the edges of the dough with a fork. You can decorate it or make a lattice crust.
  6. Brush the top pie with the remaining egg. Sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar and bake for 40-60 minutes until the filling thickens and is bubbly. The crust will be golden brown.
  7. Remove the pie from the oven and set aside to cool for 2.5-3 hours. Serve.  

3. Peach Pie Recipe

Peach pies are delicious. But having the crust buttery and flaky makes it tastier. 

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 6


  • 2 pie crusts
  • 4 cups freeze dried peach dices 
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Rehydrate the peaches.
  2. To make the filling, add sugar and peaches to a large bowl and toss before setting aside for 1 hour for the fruits to drain their juices. Strain the juices into a large pan and mix in cornstarch over medium heat.
  3. Whisk for 3 minutes until thick. Take off the heat and whisk in vanilla and lemon juice.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Roll out the first pie dough to a 2’’ diameter and layer it on the pie pan. Pour the fruit into the pie and spread for a leveled surface.
  5. Roll out the second dough into ¼’’ thickness and cut 1’’ wide strips. Place them over the fruit to create a lattice pattern.
  6. Brush the top with the egg wash and sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar. Loosely cover the pie edges in foil and bake at 400°F for 45 minutes until the filling is bubbly and the top is golden.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving. 

4. Banana Cream Pie Recipe

The wholesomeness in this banana cream pie is everything you need for a filling meal. You will love the pile of bananas, creamy vanilla filling, and toasted coconut. 

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 8


  • 2 cups heavy cream (whipped and divided)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 2 cups freeze dried bananas
  • 1 ¾ cups sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup coconut, toasted


  1. Add heavy cream, vanilla, and sugar to an electric mixer bowl and whip until the cream is firm enough. Scoop the cream into a bowl.
  2. Whisk the milk and the pudding powder in another bowl until combined. Beat cream cheese using a mixer until fluffy.
  3. Add condensed milk and the pudding mixture to the mixer’s bowl while the mixer runs. Beat until very smooth. Fold in half of the whipped cream.
  4. Scoop and spread the filling in a thin layer over the sides and bottom of the pie crust. Cut the bananas into bite-sized chunks.
  5. Press banana chunks on the sides and bottom of the crust. Spread out the remaining filling on the crust.
  6. Smoothen the filling and top it with the remaining cream. Cover with cling film and chill for 3 hours or more.
  7. Serve when ready to eat.  

Did you try the recipes? Please share your feedback below. Happy National Pie Day from Mother Earth Products. 


4 Amazing Pie Recipes to Celebrate the National Pi Day

4 Amazing Pie Recipes to Celebrate the National Pi Day

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March 14 is an annual commemoration of National Pi Day. It celebrates the history of the mystical number 3.14. Pi is an infinite mathematical concept that may be difficult to grasp but significant in many aspects of our lives. 

The best part is that the day does not only celebrate Pi, but also pie. The mathematical concept and the scrumptious dessert are celebrated on the same day because they sound the same. Also, since Pi is a constant measurement in all circles, and pies are round, it's only natural that they're both commemorated on this day with pie recipes.

History of National Pi Day

The history of the National Pi Day is directly linked to the number itself.  Pi is an ancient concept, and many cultures have tried to capture this mysterious number in mathematics. Ancient mathematical cultures could only decode it to the seventh decimal; whereas, revered Indian mathematicians at the time could only interpret Pi up to five.

The Exploratorium Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception in San Francisco launched the first celebration of National Pi Day in 1988. After that, the US Congress declared the day a holiday in 2009. Currently, the day is recognized worldwide by teachers, students, mathematicians, and pie lovers. 

How to Celebrate National Pi Day

The greatest way to celebrate National Pi Day is to eat a lot of pie - given that Pi is a number that describes a circle and pretty much everything in the universe.

It's the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your baking prowess.  Make pie recipes ahead of time and share them with your friends, family, and coworkers. You can also host a pie baking contest with your friends and award the winner. Take a look at these four pie recipes for some inspiration, and be sure to bag the reward. 

Leek & Mushroom Pie Recipe2

You can make this leek and mushroom pie from scratch or from leftover roast chicken. This pie recipe yields six pies and may take extra effort, but it is worth it when you have guests.


  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups dried leeks
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • 1 cup freeze dried mushrooms
  • 2 cups skinless chicken thighs chunks
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • white wine (optional)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup double cream
  • Juice of one lemon


  1. Fry the leeks and the thyme with butter on a saucepan for 8 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook for 5 more minutes.
  2. Increase the heat. Add the chicken and stir until it browns.
  3. Sprinkle the flour and stir to form a paste. Let it cook for additional 2 minutes.
  4. Add the wine and simmer for a minute. Then, add the stock, cream, and lemon juice, season, and simmer for 10 minutes until the chicken is well cooked.
  5. Set it aside to cool, then put it in the refrigerator to chill if you're not eating the pie the same day.
  6. To make the pie, pour the filling into an unbaked pie crust.
  7. Bake at 325°F for about 45 minutes.

Sweet Potato Pie3

This sweet potato pie recipe is nothing like you've had before.


  • 2 cups freeze dried sweet potatoes
  • 1 unbaked pie crust
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Rehydrate the sweet potato by adding to two parts of water.
  2. Mash the sweet potato in a mixing bowl. Add butter and mix until well combined.
  3. Add in sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, milk and combine all the ingredients with a mixer until smooth. Sprinkle the cinnamon and nutmeg and stir.
  4. Pour the filling into the pie crust.
  5. Bake at 325°F for about an hour. To check if it's ready, insert a knife and ensure it comes out clean. Enjoy.

Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie4

Apart from making this pie recipe during National Pi Day, make it for a birthday celebration instead of a cake. Brush the pie crust with egg white glaze to prevent the crust from getting soggy.


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 4 cups sliced freeze dried strawberries
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 ounces strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup water
  • Whipped cream, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Place the pie crust into a pie plate and trim the edges. Cover with foil and bake for about 5 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 5 more minutes. Let it cool on a wire rack.
  3. Meanwhile, mix the sugar, cornstarch, and water to make a paste. Boil the mixture until it thickens for about 2 minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat. Add the gelatin and stir until it dissolves. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to cool.
  5. Arrange the sliced strawberries on the crust. Pour the gelatin and cornstarch mixture over the berries. Refrigerate for a few minutes to set before serving.
  6. Serve with whipped cream if desired.

Chocolate Raspberry Pie5

This recipe will make you a winner in a pie contest. The cheesy filling combined with the raspberry is magical and unforgettable.



  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sugar


  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons butter


  • Roll the dough on a floured surface, then transfer it to a pie plate. Trim the edges, then refrigerate for 25 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 450°F. Bake the pie crust until golden brown. Set it aside on a wire rack to cool.
  • Combine the sugar and cornstarch, and raspberries. Heat over medium heat. Let it boil for two minutes. Turn off the heat. Pour the filling on the crust
  • Combine cheese, sugar, and vanilla in a mixer until fluffy. Fold in the whipped cream. Then pour over the raspberry mixture on the crust. Refrigerate for an hour.
  • Melt the butter and chocolate and combine until smooth. Once it cools, pour over the filling. Cover and refrigerate again for about two hours.

Tell ten people to choose a dessert in the absence of ice cream, and more than half of them will go for a cake or pie. And all of them would eat their pie with ice cream.

It's time to get those baking tins out and try these fantastic pie recipes on National Pi Day. Did you try these recipes? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Don't forget to buy our freeze dried sweet potatoes, raspberries, mushrooms, and strawberries. The pie recipes will be incomplete without them.