March 14th is pi day. “The number π is a mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle‘s circumference to its diameter, commonly approximated as 3.14159.” The definition here is from Wikipedia. Two years ago it was a more authentic pi day!
In honor of scientists and mathematicians everywhere I have baked a pie.
What pie did you make? I made my “go-to” Betty Crocker pumpkin pie.
This is similar to the recipes one finds on the backs of cans of pumpkin:
- Prepare pastry for 9-inch pie
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 2 cups canned pumpkin
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (or 1 teas cinnamon, 1/2 teas ground ginger, and 1/4 teas ground cloves)
- 1 2/3 cup evaporated milk
Mix all ingredients and pour into pie shell. Bake 425 F for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 F for 45 minutes. Test for doneness by poking the near middle with a knife. It should come out clean.
Let cool and eat. Top with whipped cream if desired.