Saturday is Pi Day, and the celebration is extra special this year. The holiday honoring the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter -- the first five digits of which are 3.1415 -- falls on 3/14/15.
So how should you recognize this Super Pi Day? By eating pie, of course. But you have to make it first, which can be a time-consuming and difficult process.
The trick is to use a premade crust. They taste nearly the same as homemade and save so much time. Check out rolled-up Pillsbury pie crusts, Keebler's graham cracker crust or Nabisco's Oreo crust, all of which should cost about $3 at your local grocery store.
Once you've got your pie shell in order, try one of the super simple recipes below for a delicious, mathematically punny treat:
â€” Dan Driedger (@DriedgerDan) March 2, 2015
Cherry pie: Prepare crust as directed. Fill with two, 21-ounce cans of cherry pie filling. Bake for 40 minutes at 425 degrees.
— Nancy Melear (@nancymelear) March 9, 2015
Blueberry pie: Prepare crust. Mix together 6 cups of blueberries with 1/3 cup of tapioca, orange juice and 1 1/4 cups of sugar. Once they're well combined, spoon the filling into the crust and bake for 45 minutes.
— The Unnamed Bakery (@TheUnnamdBakery) March 2, 2015
Banana cream pie: Prepare crust as directed, lining the bottom with banana slices. Then beat together 2 1/2 cups milk with two packages of instant vanilla pudding. Add 1 cup of Cool Whip and pour mixture into crust. Put another banana's worth of slices on top, then refrigerate for at least three hours.
Introducing ... The no bake lemon ice box pie! It has a vanilla wafer crust pic.twitter.com/dJS5x9lYvK
— Wendy Christensen (@AuthenticStyle) November 27, 2014
Lemon ice box pie: Prepare crust as directed. Mix together 1 can of sweetened condensed milk, 1/2 cup of lemon juice and 1 tub of Cool Whip. Transfer into crust, then refrigerate for at least an hour.
Here is the Chocolate Mousse Pi Pie we made on Nerdy Nummies in honor of Pi Day! ♥ I love math! pic.twitter.com/NjwdupGrjS
â€” Rosanna Pansino (@RosannaPansino) March 10, 2015
Chocolate pudding pie: Prepare crust as directed and cool. Beat together two packages of chocolate pudding mix and 2 3/4 cups of cold milk, and pour it into the crust. Refrigerate for at least an hour and spread 1 cup of whipped cream on top when ready to serve.