If you're more of a cake person who's just learning about Pi Day, it’s a mathematical holiday celebrated on March 14th. That’s because the math constant π (pi) is calculated by dividing a circle’s circumference by its diameter. Crunch that number and each time you’ll get a never-ending numeric sequence that starts with 3.14159265...(etc., to infinity). March 14th represents the first three numbers of this sequence (3.14). Are you getting it yet? It’s okay, neither am I!
Enough with the confusing math, Pi Day has become a holiday to pay homage to its similar-sounding dessert counterpart. And lucky for you, we’re celebrating Pi Day this Sunday on Sling with Bon Appétit’s expertly curated playlist featuring all the pie recipes your heart (and stomach) could desire. Here are a few tasty samples to get you ready for the main course. Be sure to tune-in to Bon Appétit’s special Pi Day Marathon this Sunday, March 14, from 6pm to midnight ET.
Carla Makes Blueberry-Ginger Pie
“I want people who have never made a pie before to make pie,” says Carla Lalli Music in the video above. She advises beginners at home to make this pie dough by hand instead of a mixer. Though a seemingly tedious process, the end result makes it more than worth it. Topped with a flavorful blueberry ginger filling, I’m struggling to imagine how I can wait the 4-hour resting period this pie needs to firm. It's true: good things come to those who wait.
BA’s Best Coconut Cream Pie
The key to this delicious coconut cream pie is using multiple types of coconut - shredded coconut, coconut oil, and coconut milk! To add to the coconut party, they even use toasted coconut in the graham cracker crust. Is your mouth watering yet? It’s the filling, though, that makes this pie special, and you’ll have to watch the video above to see the ingenious additions that elevate this pie to its heavenly status.
Molly Makes One-Skillet Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pie
If your sweet tooth needs a rest, look no further than this savory chicken pot pie. The ease of this recipe is thanks to the easy-to-find ingredients: a store-bought rotisserie chicken and store-bought puff pastry (this sounds like a recipe more up my alley). Plus, it only takes an hour to make, and, as the video's title implies, it can be prepared all in one skillet, perfect for a simple and quick comfort meal.
Claire Makes Brûléed Pumpkin Pie
I’m a fan of pumpkin and a fan of crème brûlée. However, I never would have thought to blend elements of the two together to create this delectable pie. It’s creatively made with a maple bourbon pumpkin filling and chocolate crust. Once it’s cooked and cooled, you just brûlée this pie and instantly become the expert chef of your dreams.
Use the link below to watch Bon Appétit now and tune-in to “Celebrating Pi Day” this Sunday, March 14th from 6pm to midnight ET.