So yesterday I shared this hot fudge sauce. Today, I’m sharing this pie.
Tomorrow, March 14th, is Pi Day! You know the pi I’m talking about, right? Pi. As in the ratio of the circumference of any circle to the diameter of that circle. The ratio will always equal pi, regardless of the circle’s size.
…Wait for it…
Thank goodness for Google! Just don’t tell my high school math teacher.
I’m not a total lost cause. I pinky swear. I do know that pi is 3.14 with a whole lotta decimal places.
I’m going to make it up to pi and celebrate its day with pie. Makes complete and total sense. With brownie baked into a pie crust, I’m pretty sure that pi would forgive me for not remembering anything beyond 3.14.
This pie certainly fits the description of semi-homemade. It’s simple and delicious. It’s one of those desserts that guests will swoon over and they will think you spent hours in the kitchen. But in reality, you spent a whole lot more time Googling pi to find a definition with a graphic you actually understand.
This pie uses a boxed chewy brownie mix, which is combined with eggs, vegetable oil, and water. The brownie batter is poured into an unbaked pie shell. You could make a homemade crust for that extra touch, or you could use a pre-made, refrigerated pie crust. I’ve made both versions and both are tasty!
Once the pie’s out of the oven and cooled, serve it with fresh sliced strawberries, vanilla ice cream, and of course, hot fudge sauce. What a dessert!
Also! I was planning to use a square plate for the brownie slice, but I decided last minute on the circle one. I’m so glad I did. How appropriate since pi is based on a circle.
Happy Pi Day!
Adapted from Dawnell R., Mason City Unit 142, in the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Nebraska Cooking with Pride Cookbook.