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Matcha Custard Pie (!) & 20 Other Recipes For Pi Day

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Pi is the ratio between a circle's diameter and its circumference. While we commonly think of it as 3.14, it's actual value is so irrational and transcendental that it would carry on indefinitely past its decimal point forever. Pie, on the other hand, is a sometimes circular, delicious pastry that is unfortunately limited to the size of whatever pan its baked in.

Photo by Julia Gartland

I'm not enough of a math wiz to figure out whether or not there is another sort of numerical link between the pie and pi, but I do know that today is March 14th, or 3.14 on the American calendar—and that similarity seems like a good enough reason to make a pie to me. Is that irrational? Maybe, but then again, so is pi.

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Here are 16 recipes to make today to express the somewhat irrational, but definitely constant, desire for pie. No calculator necessary.

Four & Twenty Blackbirds Matcha Custard Pie
Four & Twenty Blackbirds Matcha Custard Pie

This recipe comes from our friends at Four & Twenty Blackbirds. Try making their pies at home, or, if you're in Brooklyn, stop by their three locations in Gowanus, Grand Army Plaza, or Prospect Heights.

Cider Caramel Apple Pie
Cider Caramel Apple Pie
Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie
Craig & Kathleen Claiborne's Mississippi Pecan Pie
Craig & Kathleen Claiborne's Mississippi Pecan Pie
Bill Smith's Atlantic Beach Pie
Bill Smith's Atlantic Beach Pie
Sour Cream-Raisin Pie
Sour Cream-Raisin Pie
Masala Spiced Pear Pie
Masala Spiced Pear Pie
Grapefruit Tart
Grapefruit Tart
Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet Potato Pie
Maida Heatter's Rum Pie
Maida Heatter's Rum Pie
Truly Scrumptious Apple Pie
Truly Scrumptious Apple Pie
Gingered Cranberry-Pear Pie
Gingered Cranberry-Pear Pie
Lazy Mary's Lemon Tart
Lazy Mary's Lemon Tart
Mario Batali's Chess Pie
Mario Batali's Chess Pie
Vegan Chocolate Pie
Vegan Chocolate Pie
Scoops Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie
Scoops Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie
Shoofly Pie
Shoofly Pie
Oreo Pie (!!!!)
Oreo Pie (!!!!)
Almond Apple Pie
Almond Apple Pie
Tahini Mousse Pie
Tahini Mousse Pie
1975 Dick Taeuber’s Brandy Alexander Pie
1975 Dick Taeuber’s Brandy Alexander Pie

How many slices of pie will you eat today? Dish it in the comments!

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