Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Happy Pi Day!

It's Pi day! 
Not as in Magnum, P.I, or as in tasty edible pie, but Pi.  Or π = 3.14 (roughly speaking).

As a math nerd, I cannot let Pi day go unrecognized in some way.  So I made pie.  As in sweet potato pie.

PIE!!!  TARTS!!!

It's currently in the oven, but here is the recipe:

3 medium sweet potatoes, cooked
3/4 cup butter
1 3/4 cups white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tsp nutmeg
3 eggs
385 mL can (14 ounces) evaporated milk
2 pie shells (8 or 9 inches).

Mash sweet potatoes with butter.  Add sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg.  In separate bowl, whisk eggs with milk.  Pour over potato mixture and stir to combine.

Pour into two pie shells.  Bake at 400˚F for 15 minutes, then lower to 325˚F and bake another 40-50 minutes.
Eat with whipping cream. Or whip-a-hol.  But I cannot be held responsible for what happens after that.

Chef Sarah's pie notes:
If you want a deep dish pie (like me), bake in a 9 or 10 inch pie shell and fill that baby right up to the top.  There will be some filling left over.  Not enough to make another pie, but enough to make 8-ish tarts, which, if you make your own pastry for the pie, you will have enough pastry leftover for those anyway.  My yield today was one deep dish 9 inch pie and 8 tarts, which I made in muffin tins, so they are deep-dish, too.

Happy Pi Day!

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