Affordable Recipes for National Pi Day

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Posted on 03/14/2014

It's National Pi Day! No we didn't forget the "e" because this day is dedicated to the number 3.14, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. You don't have to be a math nerd to celebrate with a yummy slice of pie using one of these affordable recipes.

Johnny's Creamy Coconut Cream Pie
Spring is on its way, but this coconut cream pie recipe will have you thinking about summer. It received Best of Show in the 100th anniversary Crisco Competition so it must be pretty yummy. You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already. You'll need to pick up a 15 ounce can of cream of coconut and a bag of shredded coconut if you don't already have it. Find the full recipe at lehighvalleylive.com.


Ricotta and Rice Pie
Not every pie has to contain fruit or lots of sugar as this recipe for Ricotta and Rice Pie from finecooking.com proves. It contains affordable ingredients like rice and lemon juice, but you'll probably need to buy some heavy cream and ricotta cheese from the grocery store.


Apple Upside Down Pie
Pecans can be pricey, but everything else in this found on pillsbury.com is affordable. It requires a box of Apple Upside Down Pie Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts, about six apples and some other kitchen staples.


On the Beach Key Lime Chocolate Heaven Pie
You may remember Francine Bryson from the CBS show American Baking Competition. The loveable redneck received honors for her On the Beach Key Lime Chocolate Heaven Pie which requires a package of ground up Oreo cookies for the crust. The filling is just seven ingredients including whipping cream, white chocolate chips and lime juice. Find the instructions at piecouncil.org.


Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie
Pick up a couple of lemons and maybe a fresh carton of eggs to make Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie for National Pi Day. The recipe from Allrecipes.com is so simple you'll be admiring your finished product in just 40 minutes.


By Alison Storm


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