I majored in math in college so as a (formerly) mathematic baker I feel an obligation to celebrate Pi Day. But let’s be honest, Pi Day isn’t about pi…it’s about PIE!!! Pi Day this year was especially exciting because Pi Day also brought Winter Storm Stella. Snow days are perfect baking days, but when a snow day and Pi Day collide…that’s fate!
I don’t make pies very often, and when I do, I usually make meringue pies. (Have you tried my mocha meringue pie yet???) But Pi Day is a special occasion which calls for a special pie recipe and I can’t think of anything more celebratory than SPRINKLES!
For the pie crust I made a vanilla wafer crumb crust, which I separated and colored with four different food colorings. When pressing the crust into the pan, I kept the colors separate. I was worried if I swirled them, the separate colors may not be distinguishable and they would just blend together, but I look forward to experimenting more with the multi-colored crusts.
The filling is similar to a vanilla cream pie, but there is no vanilla in it. Instead it uses whipped cream vodka. And then, of course, its full of sprinkles! The outcome is what I like to call a PARTY PIE!!!