Happy Pi Day! As a math teacher, I felt the need to celebrate this with my students and what better way to do so than with pie. My Algebra 2 class sure enjoyed today as they got Fudge Brownie Pie and Papa John's pizza. (They are so spoiled.) I had even tried to get a fundraiser going where students can put money towards the teacher they want to see get pied, but it just didn't follow through, so I'm going to have to try to push for it next year!
Last year on Pi Day, I made Snickerdoodle Pie, which I am making for my first class tomorrow since I didn't see them today, and my fourth period is getting Oreo Pie (recipe for that later!). Both of those classes will actually be using the number pi, so I won't feel as bad as I do about today since I didn't plan anything pi-related besides pie-eating... They did have a test today, so I knew starting something new would be a bad idea.
Hope you enjoyed pie-eating or other pi-related activities today!
Fudge Brownie Pie
From My Fabulous Recipes
1 Pie Crust Dough (your favorite brand or made from scratch)
6 tbsp butter
2 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
Heat oven to 350F. Press pie crust dough against bottom and side of ungreased 9-inch pie plate building up 1/2-inch edges. Bake 10-12 minutes or until crust is light golden brown.
In saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add remaining ingredients to saucepan until smooth and well blended. Pour mixture into baked crust.
Bake 20 minutes; place strips of foil over crust to prevent crust from becoming dark. Bake 20-25 more minutes or until top is crusty and filling is set (do not overbake). Cool on wire rack. When you take out the brownie pie, the middle part might have risen, but no worries because as it cools, it will set. Serve slightly warm with ice cream and drizzle chocolate syrup on top.
Store pie covered in refrigerator. If pie has cooled before serving, microwave individual pieces for about 15 seconds.