Happy Pi Day, everyone!
Celebrated since 1988, Pi Day is most frequently acknowledged by eating pie while discussing the importance of pi. You may be wondering why this is all so important today. Well, because pi carried out to two decimal places, is 3.14. Personally, I’m looking forward to 3/14/15, because pi carried out to four decimal places is (hold your guesses!) 3.1415. Isn’t math fun? And tasty!
To celebrate, I wanted to make a quick and simple pie, so that I could spend more time
eating pie discussing pi. This pie gets mixed in the blender, poured into a pie pan, and makes its own crust while it bakes. It doesn’t get easier than this. It is best described as being very similar to flan, and every bit as delicious.
Custard “I Make My Own Crust” Pie
- 1/4 C. butter
- 4 eggs
- 3/4 C. sugar
- pinch of salt
- 2 C. 2% milk
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 C. flour
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend for 30 seconds.
Pour the mixture into a buttered pie plate.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Allow pie to cool completely before slicing.
Makes 8 servings.
Source: slightly adapted from Just A Pinch